Place:Prince George's, Maryland, United States


NamePrince George's
Alt namesPrince George'ssource: Family History Library Catalog
Prince Georgessource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Prince Georges countysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Prince George
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.833°N 76.85°W
Located inMaryland, United States     (1696 - )
Contained Places
Cemetery
Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery
Ivy Hill Cemetery
National Harmony Memorial Park
Census-designated place
Chillum
Forestville
Fort Washington
Friendly
Glenn Dale
Goddard
Greater Upper Marlboro
Hillcrest Heights
Kettering
Lake Arbor
Marlow Heights
Marlton
Mitchellville
Oxon Hill-Glassmanor
Rosaryville
South Laurel
Springdale
Suitland-Silver Hill
Temple Hills
Walker Mill
West Laurel
Woodmore
Deserted settlement
Hills Landing
Inhabited place
Accokeek Acres
Accokeek
Acredale
Adelphi Park
Adelphi
Andrews Air Force Base
Andrews Manor
Aquasco
Ardmore
Ardwick
Ashbox
Auth Village
Avenel
Avondale Terrace
Avondale
Baden
Bald Eagle
Barnaby Manor Oaks
Bell
Bellemead
Beltsville
Berry
Berwyn Heights
Birchwood City
Bladensburg
Blandford Village
Boulevard Heights
Bowie
Bradbury Heights
Brandywine Heights
Brandywine
Brentwood
Brightseat
Broadview
Brock Hall
Brooke Manor
Brookland
Brown
Buck Lodge
Buena Vista
Calvert Hills
Calvert Manor
Calverton
Camp Springs
Capitol Heights
Carmody Hills
Carmody Hills-Pepper Mill Village
Carole Highlands
Carsondale
Castle Manor
Cedar Heights
Cedarhaven
Cedarville
Chapel Oaks
Cheltenham
Cheverly
Clinton Heights
Clinton
Colebrooke
Coles Corner
College Heights
College Park
Collington
Colmar Manor
Columbia Park
Coral Hills
Cottage City
Croom
Danville
Deer Park Heights
Defense Heights
Dillon Park
Dodge Park
Ducat Town
Duckettsville
Duley
Eagle Harbor
East Pines
East Riverdale
Edgewood
Edmonston
Ellaville
Fairmount Heights
Forest Heights
Fort Foote Village
Glassmanor
Glenarden
Glendale Heights
Gordons Corner
Greater Capitol Heights
Greater Landover
Green Acres
Green Landing
Green Manor
Green Meadows
Greenbelt
Hall
Hardesty
Harmony Hall
Heights
High Bridge
Highland Park
Hillandale Forest
Hillmeade
Hillsborough
Hillside
Holmehurst
Home Acres
Horsehead
Huntington
Hunts Corner
Huntsville
Hyattsville Hills
Hyattsville
Indian Head
Iron Pot Landing
Jackson Landing
Jenkins Corner
Jericho Park
Kentland
Kerby Hill
Kidwells Corner
Kirkwood
Knollwood
Kolbes Corner
Landover Hills
Landover
Langley Park
Lanham
Lanham-Seabrook
Largo
Laurel
Leeland
Lewisdale
Lincoln
Magruder Landing
Maryland Park
Meadows
Mellwood
Middleton Farm
Milltown Landing
Montpelier
Morningside
Mount Calvert
Mount Rainier
Muirkirk
Naylor
New Carrollton
North Brentwood
North Kenilworth
North Keys
North Woodridge
Oak Crest
Oak Grove
Oakland
Oaklawn
Orme
Oxon Hill
Pagetts Corner
Palmer Park
Palmers Corner
Parrotts Manor
Pepper Mill Village
Phelps Corner
Phelps
Piscataway Hills
Piscataway
Pleasant Springs
Poplar Hill
Queens Chapel Manor
Quincy Manor
Radiant Valley
Randolph Village
Ritchie
Riverdale Gardens
Riverdale Heights
Riverdale Hills
Riverdale Park
Riverdale
Riverview
Rogers Heights
Rolling View
Rosedale Park
Seabrook
Seat Pleasant
Selbys Landing
Sharperville
Silesia
Silver Hill Park
Silver Hill
Skyline
South Lawn
South Piscataway
Spaulding Heights
Springdale Gardens
Springfield
Stafford
Suitland Manor
Suitland
Surratts Gardens
T B
Tantallon
Temple Hills Park
Thrift
Tippett
Townshend
Tuxedo Colony
Tuxedo
University Gardens
University Park
Upper Marlboro
Waggaman Heights
Waldon Woods
Wells Corner
West Lanham Hills
West Riverdale
Westgate
Westphalia
Westwood
White Hall
White House Heights
White Landing
White Oak Manor
Whitehouse
Whiteley
Wildercroft
Woodlawn
Woods Corner
Woodyard
Yorkshire Knolls
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Prince George's County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland, immediately north, east, and south of Washington, D.C. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 863,420. It is home to Joint Base Andrews and is a part of the Baltimore–Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, with its county seat being Upper Marlboro.

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History

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The Cretaceous Era brought dinosaurs to the area which left a number of fossils, now preserved in a park in Laurel. The site, which among other finds has yielded fossilized teeth from Astrodon and Priconodon species, has been called the most prolific in the eastern United States.

Prince George's County was created by the Council of Maryland in the Province of Maryland in 1696 from portions of Charles, and Calvert Counties, and a portion was detached in 1748 to form Frederick County. Because Frederick County was subsequently divided to form the present Allegany, Garrett, Montgomery, and Washington counties, all of these counties in addition were derived from what had up to 1748 been Prince George's County. In 1696, the Council of Maryland divided Prince George's County into six districts referred to as "Hundreds": Mattapany, Petuxant, Collington, Mount Calvert, Piscattoway and New Scotland.

In 1791, portions of Prince George's County were ceded to form the new District of Columbia, along with portions of Montgomery County, Maryland, as well as the parts of Northern Virginia; that were later returned to Virginia.

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.

In April 1865, John Wilkes Booth made his escape through Prince George's County after shooting President Abraham Lincoln. He was on his way to Virginia.

Since much of the southern part of the county was tobacco farms that were worked by slaves, there was a high population of African Americans who unsuccessfully attempted to become part of Maryland politics in the late 19th century. The population of African Americans declined during the first half of the 20th century, but was renewed to over 50% in the early 1990s when the county again became majority African American. The first African American County Executive was Wayne K. Curry, elected in 1994.

On July 1, 1997, the Prince George's County section of the city of Takoma Park, Maryland, which straddled the boundary between Prince George's and Montgomery counties, was transferred to Montgomery County. This was done after city residents voted to be under the sole jurisdiction of Montgomery County, and subsequent approval by both counties and the Maryland General Assembly. This was the first change in Prince George's County's boundaries since 1791, and the first alteration of the boundaries of any county in Maryland since the early 1900s.

The county has a number of properties on the National Register of Historic Places.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1696 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1696 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1800 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 21,344
1800 21,185
1810 20,589
1820 20,216
1830 20,474
1840 19,539
1850 21,549
1860 23,327
1870 21,138
1880 26,451
1890 26,080
1900 29,898
1910 36,147
1920 43,347
1930 60,095
1940 89,490
1950 194,182
1960 357,395
1970 660,567
1980 665,071
1990 729,268

Note: Parts of Prince George's and Montgomery Counties were taken to form the District of Columbia in 1791.

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Prince George's County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.goprincegeogescounty.com/


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