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Bowie, Maryland
Official seal of Bowie, Maryland
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Motto: "Growth, Unity and Progress"
Location of Bowie in the State of Maryland
Location of Bowie in the State of Maryland
Coordinates: 38°57′53″N, 76°44′40″W
Country United States
State Maryland
County Prince George's County
Established 1916
 - Mayor G. Frederick Robinson
Area  
 - City 41.8 km²  (16.1 sq mi)
 - Land 41.7 km²  (16.1 sq mi)
 - Water 0.1 km² (0.04 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 - City 50,269
 - Density 1,205.5/km²
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.cityofbowie.org

Bowie is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. The population was 50,269 at the 2000 census, making it the largest incorporated municipality in Prince George's County. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Adapted from Wikipedias MD county maps by Seth Ilys. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The political units and divisions of the United States include: the fifty states, which units are typically divided into counties and townships, and incorporate cities, villages, towns, and other types of municipalities, and other autonomous or subordinate public authorities and institutions; and the federal state, which unit is the United... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... List of Maryland counties and independent city* Allegany County: formed in 1789 from part of Washington County. ... Prince Georges County is located in the U.S. state of Maryland immediately north, east, and south of Washington, D.C. It is home to the United States Department of Agricultures Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations Goddard Space Flight... The Establishment is a generalized, mostly negative term used in Western societies to refer to the controlling (elite) structures of those societies. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... EST (shown in yellow) is UTC-5 The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  Areas that observe daylight saving time  Areas that once observed daylight saving time  Areas that have never observed daylight saving time A 2001 public service announcement for the upcoming turning back of the clocks Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time, is a conventional local time adopted by... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... for North America see also: Atlantic Standard Time Zone and Eastern Daylight Time Categories: Time zones ... Prince Georges County is located in the U.S. state of Maryland immediately north, east, and south of Washington, D.C. It is home to the United States Department of Agricultures Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations Goddard Space Flight... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Prince Georges County is a suburban county located in the state of Maryland immediately east of Washington, D.C.. It is notable as the wealthiest majority-African-American county in the country. ...

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History

The Town of Bowie owes its existence to the railway. In 1853, Col. William D. Bowie succeeded in obtaining a charter from the Maryland legislature to construct a rail line into Southern Maryland. In 1869 the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Company began the construction of a railroad from Baltimore to Southern Maryland. By 1872, it was completed together with a spur to Washington DC. The remainder of the railroad through Southern Maryland and Pope's Creek was completed in 1873. Popes Creek is a small tidal tributary stream of the Potomac River in Westmoreland County, Virginia. ...


Earlier, the area was dotted with small farms and large tobacco plantations in an economy based on agriculture and slavery. However, in 1870 Ben Plumb, a land speculator and developer, sold building lots around the railroad junction and named the settlement "Huntington City." This has been declared as the Founding of Huntington City in 1870, Bowie has grown from a small railroad stop to the largest municipality in Prince George's County, and the fourth most populous city and third largest city by area in the State of Maryland. The town was first called Huntington City, though its train station was named in honor of local resident, who was President of the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad at the time, and later Governor Oden Bowie. The town was subsequently rechartered as Bowie in 1880. In the early days the land was subdivided by developers into more than 500 residential building lots, to create a large town site at a junction of the Baltimore and Potomac's main line to southern Maryland, and the branch line to Washington, DC. By 1902, the Baltimore & Potomac was purchased by the powerful Pennsylvania Railroad A second railroad entered the community when the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad electric trolley line commenced service in 1908. the large interurban cars brought rapid transit to the area, with trains running hourly. Bowie area stations included High Bridge and Hillmeade, and the Race Track. This convergence of the two rail systems induced the Southern Maryland Agricultural Society to build the Bowie Race Track in 1914. This track enabled the Belair Stud to be noted as one of Maryland's premier areas for Thoroughbreds. Categories: People stubs | Governors of Maryland | Maryland State Senators | 1826 births | 1894 deaths ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ...


In 1916, Bowie incorporated as the Town of Bowie. In 1914, a teachers training college for African-Americans was built just outside the town, and is now the award-winning Bowie State University.


In 1957, the firm of Levitt and Sons acquired the nearby Belair Estate, the original colonial plantation of Governor Samuel Ogle, where it developed the residential community of "Belair at Bowie." Two years later the Town of Bowie annexed the Levitt properties, and then it re-incorporated as a city in 1963. The overwhelming majority of Bowie residents today live in the Levitts' Belair planned community built in the 1960s, whose street names are arranged in alphabetical sections. William Jarid Levitt (February 11, 1907 - January 28, 1994), is the real-estate developer widely credited as the father of modern American suburbia. ... Samuel Ogle (c. ...


Bowie enjoys a rich and diverse historic and cultural heritage. The original Belair Estate contains the Belair Mansion (circa 1745), the beautiful five-part Georgian plantation house of Governor Samuel Ogle, and his son Governor Benjamin Ogle. It was purchased in 1898 by the wealthy banker James T. Woodward who, on his passing in 1910, left it to his nephew, William Woodward, Sr. who became a famous horseman. Restored to reflect its 250-year-old legacy, the Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Samuel Ogle (c. ... Benjamin Ogle (February 7, 1749 – July 6, 1809) was the Governor of Maryland from 1798 to 1801. ... William Woodward, Sr. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Belair Stable, on the Estate, was part of the famous "Belair Stud", one of the premier racing stables in the 1930s, 40's, and 50's. Owned and operated by William Woodward, Sr. (1876-1953) it closed in 1957 following the untimely death of his son, Billy Woodward. Belair was the oldest continually operated thoroughbred horse farm in the country. It is said that the blood of Belair horses flows through the veins of every American race horse of distinction. Belair Stud was an American thoroughbred horse racing stable and breeding farm founded by Provincial Governors Samuel Ogle and Benjamin Tasker in 1737 in Maryland in Colonial America near what is now the city of Bowie. ... Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... William Woodward, Sr. ... Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... Thoroughbred race horses The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known as a race horse. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In addition to its thoroughbred horse-breeding heritage, Bowie is also historically associated with railroading. The town grew up around the Bowie Station, and emerged as an important rail town. Thoroughbred race horses The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known as a race horse. ... Horse breeding is the process of using selective breeding to produce additional individuals of a given phenotype, that is, continuing a breed. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ...


Honoring the tradition of a rail town, the City of Bowie has preserved this piece of its history in the Huntington Railroad Museum which includes historic materials displayed in the Station's restored railroad buildings. In 2006, the City reopened the Bowie Building Association building as a Welcome Center for all to enjoy and learn about the history of Bowie. This Building is a small brick and block structure constructed circa 1930. It originally housed the Bowie Building Association, which helped finance much of the development in the early days of the community. The Bowie Railroad Station and the Huntington Railroad Museum are owned and operated by the City of Bowie, MD. They display photographs of the early years in Bowie, as well as a number of railroad artifacts. ...


While the City is proud of its heritage, it is also focused on the future. It has grown from a small agricultural and railroad town to one of the largest and fastest growing cities in Maryland. Bowie is a city of 16 square miles and approximately 50,000 residents. It has nearly 2,000 acres (8 km²) set aside as parks or open space. It has 72 ball fields, three community centers, an ice arena, a theatrical playhouse, a golf course, and three museums. The City has recently added a state-of-the-art senior citizens center and a gymnasium for community programs. The City of Bowie is a dynamic, family-oriented community whose residents enjoy an exceptional quality of life. The City's motto of "Growth, Unity and Progress" provides a fitting description of this municipality at the start of a new century.


Bowie is home to the Bowie Baysox, a Class AA Eastern League professional baseball team affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles. Jan Scruggs, founder of the Vietnam Veterans National Memorial, grew up in Bowie. For a time, actress Kathie Lee Gifford called Bowie home as well, and graduated from Bowie Senior High School, as did the late vocalist Eva Cassidy, and internationally renown guitar manufacturer Paul Reed Smith. Another recognizeable face in the world today is former Nsync member JC Chasez, who was raised and attended school in Bowie. In the world of sports former Clevland Cavalier Danny Ferry spent several years living in Bowie and attending Buckingham Elementary. The Bowie Baysox are a class AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4,5,8,20,22,33 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Jan Scruggs is best known for being the founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. ... The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national war memorial located in Washington, D.C. that honors members of the U.S. armed forces who served in the Vietnam War. ... VHS box cover of Kathie Lees Rock n Tots Cafe: A Christmas Giff starring Kathie Lee Gifford, copyright 1995 Rock n Tots Joint Venture. ... Eva Cassidy Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 in Washington, DC – November 2, 1996 in Bowie, Maryland) was an American vocalist described by the British newspaper The Guardian as one of the greatest voices of her generation. ... Paul Reed Smith is one of the worlds premier luthiers and the founder and owner of PRS Guitars. ... *NSYNC is a five-part pop music vocal group, specifically a boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida, USA. The group members are James Lance Bass, Joshua Scott Chasez (JC), Joseph Anthony Fatone Junior (Joey), Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick (Chris), and Justin Randall Timberlake. ... Joshua Scott Chasez (born August 8, 1976), known as JC, is a member of the boy band N Sync and American actor. ... Daniel John Willard Danny Ferry (born October 17, 1966 in Hyattsville, Maryland) is a former pro basketball player and current General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers. ...


On October 7, 2002, a 13-year old boy named Iran Brown was critically wounded by a sniper soon after he was dropped off at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie. His name was at first withheld, since he survived the incident, which was one in a string of murders and attempted murders that was called the Beltway sniper attacks. His name has since been revealed. October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Locations of the 15 sniper attacks numbered chronologically. ...


ZIP CODES: 20715, 20716, 20721


Bordering Areas

Woodmore is a census-designated place located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ... Glenn Dale is a census-designated place located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ... Mitchellville is a census-designated place located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ... Crofton Parkway, Crofton’s main street, in the springtime Crofton is a census-designated place and planned community located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. ...

Geography

Detailed census map of Bowie, MD and surrounding areas. The city is in orange.
Detailed census map of Bowie, MD and surrounding areas. The city is in orange.

Bowie is located at 38°57′53″N, 76°44′40″W (38.964727, -76.744531)GR1. File links The following pages link to this file: Bowie, Maryland Categories: Census Bureau images ... File links The following pages link to this file: Bowie, Maryland Categories: Census Bureau images ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.8 km² (16.1 mi²). 41.7 km² (16.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.12%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 50,269 people, 18,188 households, and 13,568 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,205.5/km² (3,121.9/mi²). There were 18,718 housing units at an average density of 448.9/km² (1,162.5/mi²). 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...

  • The racial makeup of the city was:
  • 62.65% White
  • 30.83% African American
  • 2.95% Asian
  • 2.92% Hispanic or Latino
  • 2.30% from two or more races
  • 0.93% Other races
  • 0.30% Native American
  • 0.03% Pacific Islander

There were 18,188 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.16. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $76,778, and the median income for a family was $82,403. Males had a median income of $52,284 versus $40,471 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,703. About 0.7% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

  • Rank by Per Capita Income in Prince George's County: 7
  • Rank by Per Capita Income in Maryland: 65

Government

The City of Bowie operates under a council-manager government as established by the city charter. This means that the mayor and council are responsible for making policy, passing ordinances, voting appropriations, and having overall supervisory authority in the city government. The council appoints a professional city manager responsible for supervising government operations and implementing the policies adopted by the council. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...

  • Mayor: G. Frederick Robinson
  • Mayor Pro Tem & At-large Councilmember: Dennis Brady
  • City Council:
    • Kurt Kroemer - Councilmember, District 1
    • Jack D. Jenkins - Councilmember, District 2
    • Todd Turner - Councilmember, District 3
    • D. Michael Lyles - Councilmember, District 4
    • Kevin Conroy - At-large Councilmember
  • City Manager: David J. Deutsch
  • Assistant City Manager: John L. Fitzwater.
  • Public Safety Coordinator: Alan L. Creveling

A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Pro tempore or pro tem is a latin phrase which best translates to for the time being in English. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ...

Education

Bowie is within the Prince George's County Public Schools system. Prince Georges County Public Schools (PGCPS) [1] is a large school district that serves Prince Georges County, Maryland, USA. It has an approximate enrollment of almost 134,000 students and is the 2nd largest school district in the state and the 18th largest school district in the nation. ...


Residents are zoned to either Benjamin Tasker Middle School or Samuel Ogle Middle School, and Bowie High School.


Bowie High School is experimenting with an "Annex" program wherein the nearby Belair Junior High building is dedicated primarily to 9th graders. This program helps keeps the 9th graders in line due to hall sweeps and ID card checks enforced by the administration. Test scores of Bowie High school 9th graders have raise significantly since the annex program was implemented. The annex building relieves overcrowding of the main building, believed to be one of the main reasons behind the idea.[citation needed]


Bowie State University has provided educational services in the county since the early 20th century. Bowie State University, located on 338½ acres (1. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


Notable Residents and Natives

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Points of interest

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Sports

Team Sport League Championships Venue
Bowie Baysox Baseball Eastern League; South Division 0 Prince George's Stadium

The Bowie Baysox are a class AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... It is the home of the Baltimore Orioles AA affiliate in the Eastern League, the Bowie Baysox. ...

References

External links

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Cities | Government | History | U.S. Senators and Representatives Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Maryland. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... The following is the list of incorporated cities in Maryland, arranged in alphabetical order. ... The Great Seal of Maryland. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Maryland to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ...

Capital

Annapolis Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Nickname: Americas Sailing Capital , San Diego East, Dogtown, Naptown Motto: Vixi Liber Et Moriar - I have lived, and I shall die, free Location in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Anne Arundel County Founded 1649 Incorporated 1708 Mayor Ellen O. Moyer (D) City Council Richard E. Israel...

Regions

Baltimore-Washington Metro Area | Chesapeake | Delaware Valley | Eastern Shore | Southern | Western This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... It has been suggested that Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA be merged into this article or section. ... The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ... The Delaware Valley, also known as the Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area, is named for the Delaware River which flows through the region. ... The Eastern Shore of Maryland is composed of the states nine counties east of Chesapeake Bay. ... Southern Maryland counties. ... Western Maryland is the portion of U.S. state of Maryland that consists of Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties. ...

Cities Baltimore | Bethesda | Bowie | College Park | Columbia | Cumberland | Frederick | Gaithersburg | Germantown | Greenbelt | Hagerstown | Laurel | Rockville | Salisbury | Silver Spring | Takoma Park | Towson | Waldorf
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Allegany | Anne Arundel | Baltimore City | Baltimore County | Calvert | Caroline | Carroll | Cecil | Charles | Dorchester | Frederick | Garrett | Harford | Howard | Kent | Montgomery | Prince George's | Queen Anne's | St. Mary's | Somerset | Talbot | Washington | Wicomico | Worcester The following is the list of incorporated cities in Maryland, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town[1][2] Motto: The Greatest City in America[3], Get in on it. ... Bethesda is an urbanized, but unincorporated, area in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a church located there, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, built in 1820 and rebuilt in 1850, which in turn took its name from Jerusalems Pool of Bethesda. ... College Park is a city in Prince Georges County, Maryland, USA, United States. ... Nickname: The Queen City Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Allegany County State Maryland Country United States founded 1787 incorporated 1815 Mayor Lee N. Fiedler Area    - City 23. ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Frederick Founded 1745 Mayor Brian Artusio (R) Board of Alderman Marcia Hall (D) Alan E. Imhoff (R) David P. Koontz (D) Donna K. Ramsburg (D) C. Paul Smith (R) Area    - City 52. ... Location in the State of Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Montgomery Founded 1802 Incorporated April 5, 1878 Mayor Sidney A. Katz Area    - City 26. ... Germantown is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Maryland: Germantown, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Germantown, Baltimore County, Maryland Germantown, Montgomery County, Maryland -- This is the most common place referred to as Germantown, Maryland. ... Location in Prince Georges County, Maryland Founded  -Incorporated 1937 {{{incorporated}}}  County Prince Georges County Mayor Judith F. Davis Area  - Total  - Water 15. ... Nickname: The Hub City Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Washington Incorporated 1813 Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II Area    - City 27. ... Motto: Progressio Per Populum (Progress Through People) Location of Laurel in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Prince Georges County Incorporated 1870 Mayor Craig A. Moe City Council Ward 1: Janis L. Robison Ward1: Gayle Snyder Ward2: Frederick Smalls (Pr. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1717 Incorporated 1860 County Montgomery County Mayor Larry Giammo Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 34. ... Nickname: The Crossroads of Delmarva Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Wicomico County Founded 1732 Incorporated 1854 Mayor Barrie Parsons Tilghman Area    - City 29. ... Not to be confused with Silver Springs. ... Location Location in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Maryland Montgomery Founded Incorporated 1883 1890 Mayor Kathryn H. Porter Geographical characteristics Area     City 5. ... Towson is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Waldorf is an unincorporated community in Charles County, Maryland. ... List of Maryland counties and independent city* Allegany County: formed in 1789 from part of Washington County. ... Allegany County is a county in the western portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Anne Arundel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town[1][2] Motto: The Greatest City in America[3], Get in on it. ... Baltimore County is a suburban county located in the northern portion of the State of Maryland. ... Calvert County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Caroline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Cecil County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Charles County is a county in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Frederick County is a county located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. ... Garrett County is the westernmost county of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Harford County is a county located in the northeastern region of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and Governor of Maryland. ... Location in the state of Maryland Formed 1642 Seat Chestertown Area  - Total  - Water 1,073 km² (414 mi²) 349 km² (135 mi²) 32. ... The relevance of particular information in (or previously in) this article or section is disputed. ... Prince Georges County is located in the U.S. state of Maryland immediately north, east, and south of Washington, D.C. It is home to the United States Department of Agricultures Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations Goddard Space Flight... Queen Annes County is a county located on the Eastern Shore of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Saint Marys County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Somerset County is the southernmost county in the U.S. state of Maryland, located on the states Eastern Shore. ... Talbot County is a county located in the state of Maryland. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Wicomico County is located in the southeastern part of the state of Maryland. ... Worcester County (pronounced locally as either Wis-ter or Wuhr-ster) is the easternmost county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ...


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