King Arthur Road links Little River Turnpike and Gallows Road.
Camelot's place names are Broadway kitsch and Kennedy-era optimism. You can't tell people where you live without saying, "Cam-e-LOT" and looking away to a pearly horizon, your chain-mail gleaming, and your horse stomping.
Bulldozed out of pine woods in 1961, when the Beltway was a muddy gulch, the cherry trees planted along King Arthur Road, pooling up in Druid Way and Ector Court link us to the history, culture, and suave mid-century internationalism of Washington, DC. Every house was allotted a gas lantern - some electric now, some dark protesting war or global warming. Most houses sport chunks of unbudgable, much-coveted native quartz. Children walk to Camelot Elementary School along Saxony Drive. Lancelot Way curves up a hill house backed by old woods to Pine Ridge Park, its baseball and soccer fields and community gardens - once an African American community taken by imminent domain for a segregated school that was never built. On spring evenings, neighbors, their dogs winding around their legs, talk on the corner with baseball games cheering and baseball bat clonging and lights from the soccer field rising up over them.