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County Background

Origin:

Prince George's was erected from Calvert and Charles counties in 1695 (Chapter 13, Acts of 1695, May Session). The County was named for Prince George of Denmark (1653-1708), who was the brother of Christian V (1646-1699), king of Denmark and Norway. Prince George was the husband of Queen Anne (1665-1714), who ruled Great Britain and Ireland from 1702 to 1714.  In 1749, part of northern Prince George?s County was taken to establish Frederick County.   In 1777, parts of Prince George?s and Frederick counties were taken to establish Montgomery County.


Current Statistics:

Land Area:  487.01 sq. mi.
Water Area:  12.20 sq. mi.
Total Area:  499.21 sq. mi.
Population:  801,515 (2000); 828,770 (2007)  [Source:  U. S. Census Bureau]

Cities and Towns

Cities
Bowie (incorporated 1882)

College Park (incorporated 1945)
District Heights (incorporated 1936)
Glenarden (incorporated 1939)
Greenbelt (incorporated 1937)
Hyattsville (incorporated 1886)
Laurel (incorporated 1870)
Mount Rainier (incorporated 1910)
New Carrollton (incorporated 1953)
Seat Pleasant (incorporated 1931)

Towns

Berwyn Heights (incorporated 1896)
Bladensburg (incorporated 1854)
Brentwood (incorporated 1922)
Capitol Heights (incorporated 1910)
Cheverly (incorporated 1931)
Colmar Manor (incorporated 1927)
Cottage City (incorporated 1924)
Eagle Harbor (incorporated 1929)
Edmonston (incorporated 1924)
Fairmount Heights (incorporated 1935)
Forest Heights (incorporated 1945)
Landover Hills (incorporated 1945)
Morningside (incorporated 1949)
North Brentwood (incorporated 1924)
Riverdale Park (incorporated 1920)
University Park (incorporated 1936)
Upper Marlboro (incorporated 1870)


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Online Records

Biographies

Birth Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

Church Records

County History

Death Records

Deeds & Land Records

Family Bible Records

Marriage Records

Military Service Records

Military Pensions

 Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries

Queries

Wills & Probate Records

Website Updates:
March 2014: Military Pensions: 1883 Pensioners List - Transcribed by Larry Lakey
Dec 2013: Obit: Thos. W. Hoye - transcribed by KT - FOFG
Mar 2013:
Bio: ANDERSON,FRANK YARBOROUGH
July 2012: News:
Clement Brooke's Home Destroyed by Fire
Feb 2012: Obituary:
Charles Baltimore Calvert, Cecillius Baltimore Calvert - Contributed by Rita Bergendahl
Oct 2011:
Carrol, John Bio - Transcribed by Therman Kellar
APR 2011: 1821 NEWS - Contributed by K. Torp
Feb 2011: Death notice for slave, Jack - on Calvert Plantation
Nov 2010: Death notices for WARING, ELSON, GAITHER, LOWNDES, MILLER, SCOTT, SIM, GORDON, BROGDEN, STONESTREET, MURRAY, STEUART, WOOTON, YOUNG, CONTEE, BEANS, HALL, CLARK, DUCKETT, MURDOCK, MARLOW, DIGGES, HEPBURN; Marr. Ann. for LOWNDES-TASKER

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Surrounding Counties

Anne Arundel County (east)
Calvert County (southeast)
Charles County (south)
Howard County (north)
Montgomery County (northwest)
Fairfax County, Virginia (southwest)
Washington, D. C. (west)

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