How Did Chevy Chase Lake Get Its Name?
Why is the Chevy Chase Lake neighborhood called "Chevy Chase Lake" if there's no lake there?
Chevy Chase Lake is the name of a neighborhood that straddles Connecticut Avenue between Jones Bridge Road and Chevy Chase Lake Drive.
Chevy Chase Lake got its name from a lake that was created around the turn of the 20th century when a dam was built at Coquelin Run to supply power for a nearby amusement park located at the end of the Connecticut Avenue streetcar line.
Once the depression was in full swing, the amusement park went out of business, and the lake dried up. The name, however, stuck.
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