History: In the early 1800s Chevy Chase + Ashland Park were originally one in the same. Both were a part of the 600-acre, all-encompassing estate of Statesman Henry Clay. It wasn’t until the 1920s that Henry Clay Simpson, a direct descendent of Clay, created Chevy Chase.
The name, which he subsequently adopted for the entire new subdivision, can be traced to the larger tract of land called “Cheivy Chace” that was patented to Colonel Joseph Belt from Lord Baltimore on July 10, 1725. It has historic associations to a 1388 battle between Lord Percy of England and Earl Douglas of Scotland.
NEWS: “Chevy Chase ranked among America’s most popular neighborhoods, according to study” The Chevy Chase neighborhood in Lexington was ranked among “America’s Most Popular Neighborhoods,” according to a study of Zillow search behavior. [READ ARTICLE]