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Prince George's County, Maryland

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Prince George's County was created by the English Council of Maryland in the Province of Maryland in April 1696. It was divided into six districts referred to as "Hundreds": Mattapany, Petuxant, Collington, Mount Calvert, Piscattoway and New Scotland. A portion of the county was partitioned off in 1791 to create Washington, DC.

During the War of 1812, the British marched through the county by way of Bladensburg to burn the White House. On their return, they kidnapped a prominent doctor, William Beanes. Lawyer Francis Scott Key was asked to negotiate for his release, which resulted in his writing "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Prince George's County had the highest population of slaves within the state of Maryland. These slaves engaged in forced labor on tobacco farms and plantations all over Prince George's County and in southern Prince George's County.

In April 1865, John Wilkes Booth made his escape through Prince George's County while en route to Virginia after shooting President Abraham Lincoln.

Prince George's County is home to the United States Department of Agriculture's Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the United States Census Bureau, Andrews Air Force Base, the National Archives and Records Administration's College Park facility, the University of Maryland's flagship College Park campus, Six Flags America and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, FedEx Field (home of the Washington Football Team), and the National Harbor, which its developers, Peterson Companies and Gaylord Entertainment Company, bill as the largest single mixed-use project and combined convention center–hotel complex on the East Coast.

Adjacent Counties & Independent Cities

For a complete list of Communities, please see Wikipedia.

Cities & Towns

  • Berwyn Heights
  • Bladensburg
  • Bowie
  • Brentwood
  • Capitol Heights
  • Cheverly
  • Colmar Manor
  • Cottage City
  • District Heights
  • Eagle Harbor
  • Edmonston
  • Fairmount Heights
  • Forest Heights
  • Greenbelt
  • Hyattsville
  • Landover Hills
  • Laurel
  • Morningside
  • Mount Rainier
  • New Carrollton
  • North Brentwood
  • Riverdale Park
  • Seat Pleasant
  • University Park
  • Upper Marlboro (County Seat)



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

USS Prince Georges AK-224

Fort Washington Park

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (part)

Greenbelt Park

Piscataway Park