Takoma Park lies right on the fall line, the border between the Piedmont Province and the Atlantic Coastal Plain. The Piedmont soils in the north and west parts of the City are derived from an ancient underlying schist. Soils in the southeast section come from more recent upper Coastal Plain sediments.
|Elevation||214 feet above sea level (at the library).|
|Latitude & Longitude||
38o 58.862' North|
77o 00.645' West
(at the Library)
National Weather Service outlook for Takoma Park
National Weather Service Baltimore-Washington Office
FEMA's advice for severe weather preparation.
[see also the Anacostia Watershed Society]
Friends of Sligo Creek
Nearest USGS satellite-monitored stream gage, current readings
|Size||2.36 square miles before unification/annexation|
topo map (37 k) created from DeLorme's Topo USA DVD
from a bicyclist's point of view (34 k)
Mapquest map of Takoma Park
click "Launch 360 View" to see street views beginning at the library.
Topozone 1:25,000 topographic maps (takes time to download.)
Landsat images of this area from a University of Virginia site.
generalized geologic map of Maryland.
distribution of mosquitos carrying West Nile virus
upcoming visible passes of the International Space Station
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please note: this page was originally part of the local reference section of the library's web site.Posted by library at August 13, 2010 07:25 AM