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About the Village of Drummond


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The Village of Drummond was established in 1916 as a self-governing special taxing district located in Montgomery County Maryland. We are a small, 43-home community.

Drummond is located off of Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase, Maryland, a 12-minute walk north of Friendship Heights and the District of Columbia border, and a 20-minute walk south of downtown Bethesda, Maryland.

Our neighbors are the Town of Somerset to the south, Chevy Chase Village to the East, Kenwood to the West, and West Chevy Chase to the North.

A three-member Citizens’ Committee, composed of Mayor, Secretary, and Treasurer, governs the Village and is elected annually by Village residents. Members of the Citizen’s Committee generally serve for three years—the first two years as secretary or treasurer, and the third as Mayor.

This website contains information of Village services, events and regulations, as well as some helpful information. Take time to read this information, and, please feel free to contact the Citizens’ Committee if you have any questions.

We hope that you enjoy living in the Village. We hold an annual picnic in September. Add your voice to the governing of the Village at the semi-annual meetings in April and November, or consider joining one of the Village’s committees.

A short flyer summarizing useful information about living in the Village is provided here.

We encourage you to provide relevant contact information to the Village Secretary for inclusion in the Village Directory and to receive E-mail announcements.

Text of Promotional Sale Pamphlet for Drummond, c. 1903

Leave the dust and discomfort of the city, the brick walls and concrete pavements that draw heat through the day and retain it through the night, and secure a home in DRUMMOND, where the air is pure and sweet and the nights cool and restful.

DRUMMOND is in the rapidly improving northwest, on the Georgetown and Rockville electric line, a half-mile west of Chevy Chase Circle, and adjoining on the north, Somerset Heights. At an altitude of nearly 400 feet above Pennsylvania Avenue, the air is pure and healthful, absolutely free from malaria and typhoid, cool, refreshing, invigorating. No need of a trip to seashore or mountains; you’ll recuperate at home if you live in DRUMMOND.

Purchasers in Drummond are assured for all time of first-class surroundings and high-grade improvements by suitable restrictions imposed by deed. Lots are 80 by 155 feet, insuring freedom from crowding, with ample space for lawn and decorative shrubbery.

DRUMMOND offers you broad streets, paved with best macadam, free from dust in summer and mud in winter; wide granolithic sidewalks, bordered by double rows of maple shade trees, and a wide grassy parking; electric lights; perfect sewage, and a superb water system, furnishing at moderate cost a bounteous supply of absolutely pure artesian water, always clear, sparkling, and healthful.

Electric cars convey you to office or business in thirty-five minutes for a single fare.

The prices of the lots in DRUMMOND are from eight to twelve cents per foot, far below prices in other subdivisions offering fewer advantages. Here are combined city comforts ad suburban healthfulness at country prices.

Each purchaser is given a certificate of title FREE.

The Drummond Land Co.
Howard S. Gott, President
Tenleytown, D.C.