Prince Georges County MD

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Prince Georges County MD

There are five key regions in Prince Georges County:

 

North Prince Georges

is an area of the county which is anchored by the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and the Capital Beltway.  Key employers are Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, a unit of the United States Department of Agriculture‘s Agricultural Research Service,  the University of Maryland, the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area and NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, established on May 1, 1959 as NASA’s first space flight center.

Central County

has generally been the fastest growing region of the county which includes the city of Bowie with a population of more than 50,000 people.  It is located on the eastern outskirts of the Capital Beltway.

Rural Tier

With a continued effort, the Rural Tier has been preserved with its rural character and environmental integrity.  It houses the largest collection of tobacco mansions and preserved homes and is known for their scenic highway preservation status, yielding immense beauty along the Patuxent valley’s roads, especially with the Fall foliage change.

Inner Beltway & South County

The region of the Inner Beltway is the most densely populated area of the county with a high percentage of its residents being African American.  Being a blend of the greenery of the Rural Tier and the new development of Central County is what South County represents.

Prince Georges County History

Prince Georges County, Maryland was established in 1695 by the Maryland General Assembly to be effective on St. George’s Day, April 23, 1696 from parts of Charles and Calvert Counties. It was named for Prince George of Denmark, the husband of England’s Queen Anne. In 1748, a portion of Prince George’s County was allocated to form the county of Frederick. Frederick County was later divided to form what are currently Washington, Allegany, Montgomery and Garrett counties. In 1791, a portion of Prince George’s County was relinquished to form the District of Columbia, Washington, DC. The county seat is Upper Marlboro, MD. The county is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan corridor.

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National Harbor Project

It is the only portion of Prince George’s County to enjoy the Potomac River waterfront, with that geographic distinction, it has

produced the National Harbor project.  In addition to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, which opened on April 1, 2008, National Harbor contains five additional hotels, offices, retail stores, nightspots, a marina, waterfront condos and a new location for the National Children’s Museum, whose first phase opened in December 2012.  An addition of an outlet shopping center opened at National Harbor in November 2013.

Prince George’s County is the wealthiest African American-majority county in the United States. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, their population was 863,420, making it the second-most populous county in Maryland. The median income for a household in the county in 2008 was $71,696 with its major employers being United Parcel Services, the largest shipment and logistics company in the world, Giant, a local grocery store chain with its headquarters in Prince George County, Verizon, an American broadband and telecommunications company, Dimensions Healthcare Systems, an integrated, not-for-profit healthcare system,  and Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, the largest non-gaming hotel and convention center on the East Coast of the United States.

Encompassing almost 500 square miles, Prince George’s County is home to such attractions as the FedEx Field & The NFL’s Washington Redskins, Six Flags America, Bowie State University, the National Wildlife Visitor Center, Greenbelt National Park, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and being just minutes to downtown D.C., you have easy access to all the extraordinary amenities of the region and beyond.

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