Historical Markers in
Prince George's County, Maryland

40 Members of the Col. John Addison Family A Farm for St. Elizabeths, 1891-1950 A Nation of Immigrants / The Original 13 States A New Nation's Capital A Park with a Past A Valiant Stand A Voice Unheard… A Workplace of Many Generations A “Little Dam” Powers the Avondale Mill Abraham Hall: An African American Benevolent Lodge Abraham Lincoln Adam F. Plummer Addison Family at National Harbor Adelphi Mill African-Americans at Mount Calvert Africans Becoming Americans After the Addisons Agricultural Experiment Station Alarming Sight All Veterans of Seat Pleasant American Milking Devon Cattle America's Military Takes Flight America's Team Protecting Your Freedom An Angel Among US An Evolving Landscape Andrews Air Force Base Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Tree Another Shot Archaeology at Oxon Hill Archaeology at the Brick Quarters Archaeology at the Frame Quarters Archbishop John Carroll Architectural History of the Maryland Agricultural College Arthur "Al" Welsh, 1881-1912: Pioneer Aviator Aviation History Avondale Mill Avondale Mill: A Lost Treasure Baltimore-Southern Maryland Trunk Line Barney Monument Baseball in the Grove Battery Decatur and Disappearing Guns Battle of Bladensburg Beall’s Pleasure Belair Belair Mansion Belair on the Home Front Belair Stable Bellefields Beltsville Agricultural Research Center - West Betty's Garden Billingsley's Point Birthplace of John Carroll Bishop Thomas John Claggett Blacksox Park Bladensburg Bladensburg Dueling Grounds Bladensburg Floods (1742-1954) Bladensburg Monuments Blair Lee III Blown to Atoms Bostwick Bostwick Bowie Railroad Station Museum Bowie State University Brentwood Veterans Park Brig Gen Leonard Covington British Advance British Disgrace British Stopover Broad Creek Historic District Brown’s Tavern Bungalow Row Buzzy's Pits Calvert Family Cemetery Calvert Hall Calvert Hills: A National Register Historic District Calvert Manor Capital Guardian Capital Guardian Capital Guardian Capital View Caponiere Carrington Avenue Casualties of War Casula Point Cat and Mouse Changing Guard Chapel Hill Charity Hall Charles Town Charlton Avenue Cheltenham United Methodist Church Chemistry Courtyard Cherished Homeland Cherry Hill Cemetery Chesapeake Beach Railway Christ Episcopal Church Christian A Fleetwood Church of the Atonement, 1875 City of College Park City of Greenbelt Clarence Mitchell, Jr. Class of 2002 Clearing the Way to Washington Climate Change and Jug Bay Clinton College Park College Park Airport College Park Airport College Park Airport College Park War Memorial Colonial Ropemaking Columbia Air Center Community Center Conservation Leaders Cornelius Fonville House Cory House Counterscarp Battery Crawford's Adventure Spring Croom Crossing the River Crossroads of Trade and Travel Crucifix Darnall’s Chance Burial Vault Dedicated to the Memory Delta Launch Vehicle Dervey Augusta Lomax Detachment 330 and Arnold Air Society Veterans Memorial Development at the Wilson Farm Site Dinosaur Alley Discover Gorgeous Southern Prince George's Doswell Brooks House Dr. John H. Bayne of Salubria “Prince of Horticulture” Dr. John H. Bayne: A Leader In His Community Dr. William Beanes Dueling Grounds Dueling Grounds Duels and the Bladensburg Dueling Grounds Duncanson Avenue Early Buildings on St. Mary's Place Eastern Bluebird Ebenezer Meeting House Ecosystem Farm Edlavitch-Harmel House Edmonston Road Edmonston Veterans Park Eleanor Roosevelt Elizabeth Keckly Emancipation in Maryland Encampment of Coxey's Army (1894) Enemy Bluff Engineering 100 Engineering Evolution ERCO ERCO and Calvert Homes Eternal Tribute Explosive Scene Fairmount Heights Elementary School Fairmount Heights Methodist Church Family, Church and Community in Lakeland Famous Footsteps Firepower on the Potomac First Alarm System First Americans at Mount Calvert First Baptist Church First People of the Potomac First United Methodist Church of Laurel First Unmanned Balloon Ascension (1784) Fishing the Potomac River Flying the Mail Fort Lincoln Fort Lincoln Mausoleum Fort Washington Park Founders’ Gateway Frederick Douglass Free African Americans of Oxon Hill From Huntington to Bowie - The History From Plantation to Suburb; a Community Grows Front Door to Maryland History Gas Station George Washington Carver George Washington House Gladys Noon Spellman Trail and Overpass Gluckstern Garden Graham Cracker Greenbelt Greenbelt Historic District Greenbelt Homes Inc. Greenbelt Lake Greenbelt Museum Greenbelt Park Greenbelt Park Greenbelt Park Greenbelt: A Bold Experiment Greenbelt: A Bold Experiment Grooved Runway Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center Hall Station Harrison Store Henry Pinckney House Heritage Breeds Highland Park High School Hilleary-Magruder House His Lordship’s Kindness Historic Bladensburg Waterfront Park - Port Town History Historic Fort Lincoln Cemetery History of the Wilson Farm Hog Island Sheep Holbrook House Holy Trinity Church Hyattsville Immanuel Church In Honor and Remembrance In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served in World War II In Memory of John Rogers (1723 - 1789) Indian Queen Tavern Iris Iron Production: Maryland's Industrial Past / The Ironmaking Process Ironclad Killer It's A Bird, A Plane, An Airport?! James F. Armstrong House Javelin (Argo D-4) Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling Conservation Trail John Hanson John Hanson John Hanson John S. Johnson House John Smith Explores the Chesapeake John W. Greene John Wilkes Booth John Wilkes Booth John Wilkes Booth and his companion David Herold Join the Adventure Joshua Barney's Barge and the Chesapeake Flotilla Juan Ramón Jiménez Judah and Resistance Keleher Avenue Lakeland at the Beginning Land Shaping People Laurel Laurel Cotton Mill and Dam Laurel Factory: A Mill Town Laurel Factory: Prince Georges County's Only Mill Town Laurel Harnessed the River to Power the Cotton Mill Laurel Harnessed the River to Power the Cotton Mill Laurel Railroad Depot Laurel: A Factory Town Bridging Two Counties Laurel: Half-way between Baltimore and Washington Leaf, Land, and People Legion Circle Leo Van Munching Lincoln Little Church of Fort Lincoln Living Sculpture Load. Ready. Fire! Louise F. Cosca Regional Park MacAlpine Farm MacAlpine Icehouse Main Gateway Man and the River Marietta Marines & Flotillamen Marlboro Academy Marlborough Marshall Hall McDonnell House Meet Astrodon johnstoni Melford and Cemetery Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary Methodism in Laurel Methodist Preaching Place Michael Singer Millard E. Tydings Minefields Misery Montpelier Moon Tree Morrill Hall Mother Jones Mount Airy Mount Calvert Federal Period Plantation House Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park Mount Calvert Manor Mount Calvert, Early Town Municipal Center Site Neighbor to the Nation's Capital New Forts for a New War New Guns for an Old Fort Nike-Black Brant Nike-Tomahawk Northampton Plantation Slave Quarters Northampton Slave Quarters and Archaeological Park Nottingham Old Parish House Old Spring House Omicron Delta Kappa Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 6 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 3 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 4 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 5 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 6 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 7 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 8 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 9 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 1 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 2 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 3 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 4 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 5 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 6 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 7 Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 8 Origins of Lake Artemesia Osborne Perry Anderson Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm Oxon Cove, the Potomac, and the Chesapeake Patrick Zentz Patuxent River Peace Cross People Shaping the Land Piscataway Piscataway Polar Robotic Ranger Potomac Fisheries POW MIA Preserving the Past Prince George’s County Pumpkin Ash Trail Queen’s Chapel Methodist Church, Established 1868 R. Lee Hornbake Library Railroad History in Bladensburg Reporting for Duty Restless Time Rhode Island Ave Trolley Trail Ridgeley Rosenwald School Ridgley River View & Notley Hall Riverdale Park Riverdale School Riverfront Park Riversdale Riversdale Plantation Robert S. Nichols House Rockets on the Hill Roosevelt Center Root Cellar Route One, Our Hometown Main Street Sacred Heart Chapel - White Marsh Saint Lorenzo Ruiz Saint Monica Salubria Salubria Changed the Future of the Potomac Valley Samuel Hargrove House Schoolhouse Pond Schrom Airport Science and History Together Second Line Falls Second Line Falls Seeking Freedom Self-Destruction Shaded Reprieve Shifting Sands: The Story of Rosalie Island Shot and Shell Signs of War Site of Laurel's Civil War Hospital Site of Maryland's First State Tree Nursery, 1914-1950 Site of Rhodes’ Tavern Site of Silesia School Site of The Old Stone Methodist Church Site of Van Horn's Tavern Skipjacks Slavery in the Potomac Valley Slaves’ Infirmary [on His Lordship’s Kindness] Sounding Rockets Squire W. Garland St. Barnabas' Church St. Ignatius Church St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church St. Paul's Episcopal Church St. Philip's Episcopal Church St. Simon's Episcopal Mission St. Simon's Mission, 1896 St. Thomas' Parish Church Stables/Tack House Storming the Bridge Suffrage Motorcade Surratt Tavern Sweet Sorghum Swimming Pool Sylvan Vista Baptist Church T. B. T. B. Taliaferro House The Addisons of Oxon Hill Manor The Alexandria Waterfront The Architecture of Oxon Hill Manor The Battle of Bladensburg (1814) The Belair Stud Farm The Bill of Rights / The Statue of Liberty The Blacksmith Shop The Bowie Caboose The Bowie Caboose The Burning of Washington, D.C. The Capture of Alexandria The Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Driving Tour The Chesapeake Carousel The Cisterns The City of Hyattsville The Cloud Club The Compass Rose The Constitution / The 19th Amendment The DeButts Family Comes to Maryland - Mount Welby The Declaration of Independence / President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address The Dinosaurs of Dinosaur Park The Duckett Cabin The First People The First Telegram The First Telegraph Line (1844) The Founding of Maryland The Gettysburg Address / The Emancipation Proclamation The Grove Community The Growth of the Black Middle Class The Harry Smith House The History of Watkins Regional Park The Hon. Frances Payne Bolton The Hyattsville National Historic District The Incidental Cause of the Star-Spangled Banner (1814) The Industrial Heritage of Dinosaur Park The Lewis & Clark Expedition / The 15th Amendment The Lincoln Oak The Louisiana Purchase / Edison's Light Bulb Patent The Magruder Spring The Market Square & Stone House The Mary Surratt House The Masonic Lodge No. 92 / The Columbine Chapter No. 46 The Mortar Battery The National Colonial Farm The Nation's River The Northwest Demi-Bastion The Nottingham Schoolhouse The Original Municipal Center The Potomac Heritage The Potomac Highway The Remarkable Plummer Family The Right Will Prevail The Riversdale Dependency The Road to the Capital The Road to the Capital The Road to the Capital The Road to the Capital The Road to the Capitol The Rossborough Inn The Sears House The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes The Terrapin Memorial The Tobacco Economy The Town of Brentwood The Town of Nottingham The Town of Riverdale Park The Town of Riverdale Park The Treaty at Fort McIntosh / President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" Address The Walk of History The War of 1812 The War of 1812 and the Chesapeake Flotilla The Water Battery The William Sidney Pittman House This Clock This Demiculverin This Memorial Honors Philip Reed This Memorial is Dedicated This White Oak Tree Thomas J. Ashe, Sr. Thomas John Claggett, D.D. Thomas R Hawkins Thomas Sim Lee Three Sisters: Close Knit Communities of the Laurel Area Thrift School Time of Horror To Serve and Defend / Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka Toaping Castle Tomb of Dr. William Beanes Tomb of Dr. William Beanes Town of Berwyn Heights Town of Berwyn Heights Town of Berwyn Heights Traband House Tragedy Strikes Trooper 2 Trammell-Taylor House Traveling on the Potomac River Tried for Treason Triple Crown Trolley Trolley Trail Turn of Events Two Centuries of Farm Buildings Two Worlds Meet in the Summer of 1608. U.S. Air Force Special Air Missions Undaunted In Battle University of Maryland Memorial Chapel Up in Flames Upper Marlboro Van Horn’s Tavern Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Vietnam War Memorial War All Around War Comes to Mount Welby Washington Quad Renovation Washington, Spa Spring & Gretta Railroad Water Water Battery Water From the Dam Powered the Cotton Mill Waugh Avenue Weary Warriors Welcome to Dinosaur Park Welcome to Dinosaur Park Welcome To Fort Foote Welcome to Fort Washington’s Waterside Trail Welcome to Riversdale Welcome to the Luther Goldman Birding Trail Welcome to the Riverdsale Garden Welcome to the Visitor Center Welcome to… Marr Field Wheat and Tobacco When the Iron was Hot: African American Ironworkers of Muirkirk Why a Brick Stable? William Beanes William Levitt and Sons, Belair-at-Bowie William Sidney Pittman and Portia Washington Pittman House Site Williams Plains Woodland Indian Villages on the Patuxent River Woodland Indians Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge Woods Hall Rain Garden Woodville School Working to Improve the River World War II Honor Roll World War II Memorial World War II Monument "From Stagecoach to Streetcar to Subway: A College Town Emerges" "Maryland's Bounty" "May Peace Prevail on Earth" "The University of Maryland Is Deeply Rooted in History" “Coach” James W. Crawford “Hitching Post Hill” or “Ash Hill” “Melwood Park” “Mount Lubentia” “On the Shoulders of Giants” “Warburton Manor”
The Battle of Antietam was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War: The Battle of Antietam, which took place on September 17, 1862, was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. More than 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing after 12 hours of fighting. The battle is considered a turning point in the war, as it gave President Lincoln the opportunity to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
Prince George's County, Maryland has a rich history dating back to the arrival of European settlers in the 17th century. Originally home to Native American tribes such as the Piscataway and Yaocomico, the area was explored by the English in the early 1600s. In 1696, Prince George's County was established and named after Prince George of Denmark, the husband of Queen Anne. The county became a significant agricultural region, with tobacco being the primary crop.

During the American Revolutionary War, Prince George's County played a crucial role in the fight for independence. Many residents joined the Continental Army, and the county served as a crucial transportation route between Maryland and Virginia. The county's plantations were also centers for pro-Revolutionary activities. Notable figures from Prince George's County, such as Thomas Stone and Samuel Ogle, played important roles in the early days of the United States.

In the 19th century, the county's agricultural economy shifted from tobacco to other crops such as wheat and corn. The construction of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad in the mid-1800s brought significant changes to the region, spurring industrial development and urbanization. Towns and communities grew around the railway stations, leading to the establishment of schools, churches, and businesses.

In the 20th century, Prince George's County experienced rapid population growth and suburbanization. The county became a popular residential area for those working in nearby Washington, D.C., leading to the construction of numerous housing developments. The county also became a hub for government and educational institutions, hosting the University of Maryland and numerous federal agencies. Today, Prince George's County is a dynamic area with a diverse population, a mix of suburban and urban areas, and a thriving economy.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Prince George's County, Maryland.

  • 1696: Prince George's County is established by the Maryland General Assembly.
  • 1721: The county courthouse is built in Upper Marlboro.
  • 1776: Prince George's County citizens sign the Declaration of Independence.
  • 1801: The town of Bladensburg becomes the county seat.
  • 1850: The Washington Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad opens in the county.
  • 1864: The Battle of Bladensburg takes place during the American Civil War.
  • 1880s: The establishment of streetcar lines leads to suburban development in the county.
  • 1908: The Washington Senators baseball team moves to Prince George's County and becomes the Washington Nationals.
  • 1930: The University of Maryland, College Park is founded in the county.
  • 1958: The Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) is completed, connecting the county to the surrounding areas.
  • 1974: The Washington Metro Green Line begins service in Prince George's County.