Wheaton is an unincorporated but urbanized area in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, north of Washington, DC, northwest of Silver Spring. Wheaton takes its name from Frank Wheaton, a major-general in the Union Army during the Civil War.
As an unincorporated area, Wheaton's boundaries are not officially defined. The United States Census Bureau has not chosen to make Wheaton itself into a Census-Designated Place, but instead combines it with Glenmont into a single Wheaton-Glenmont CDP, centered at 39°3' North, 77°3' West, whose 2000 census population was 57,694. The United States Geological Survey, however, does consider Wheaton as a place whose center is at latitude 39°2'23" North, longitude 77°3'20" West. The United States Postal Service does not consider Wheaton as a place on its own, but treats it as a part of the Silver Spring area; however, it does have a separate ZIP Code: 20902. Other organizations may use their own definitions.
Wheaton is home to the Wheaton Regional Park, which includes a nature center; riding stables; a picnic area with carousel and miniature train; an athletic complex with tennis bubble, ice rink, in-line skating rink, and ball fields; and Brookside Gardens, Montgomery County's award-winning 50-acre public display garden.
It is served by the Wheaton stop on the Red Line of the Washington Metro system.
Web Sites and Links
Metro - Wheaton StationHours, points of interest, and fares and travel times for this station served by the Red Line of Washington's Metrorail system.
Mid-Atlantic Road Racing ClubDedicated to the advancement of motorcycle roadracing.
Wheaton Wings Youth Soccer TeamCurrently competing in Division I U-16 of the Washington Area Girls Soccer League.
Wheaton, MarylandInformation about the town and its redevelopment.