White Oak, Maryland

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White Oak is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.



As an unincorporated area, White Oak's boundaries are not officially defined. White Oak is recognized by the United States Census Bureau as a Census-designated Place and by the United States Geological Survey as a populated place located at 39°2′32″N 76°59′18″W / 39.04222°N 76.98833°W / 39.04222; -76.98833 (39.042109, -76.988273)[1]. Many of its residents consider themselves to be residents of the White Oak neighborhood of Silver Spring, similar to how large cities have different neighborhoods within their borders.

About White Oak

The community was known for its Naval Ordnance Laboratory, which was closed in 1994. The Food and Drug Administration now occupies the property, which has been renamed the Federal Research Center at White Oak. According to the United States Census Bureau, the place has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km²), all of it land. White Oak is diverse neighborhood. The main area of White Oak is from Lockwood Dr starting from New Hampshire Ave (MD 650) towards Stewart Lane crossing Columbia Pike (US-29).

Quaint Acres

"Quaint Acres" is a subdivision of White Oak just north of modern Route 29 and west of New Hampshire Avenue. The subdivision was named after the house [2] of Altus Lacy Quaintance, a State Entomologist of Maryland who worked at the Maryland Agricultural College and later at the USDA [3].

On May 26, 1945, a TB-25D 'Mitchell' bomber en route from Biloxi to Bolling Field crashed near Quaint Acres, killing all four aboard [4]. The bomber was piloted by Dudley M. Outcalt [5] who flew in the 94th Aero Squadron during World War I [6].

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