Prince George's County: Places to Explore

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  • Accokeek

    By fighting off developers in the 1950s, the Accokeek Foundation helped keep the view from Mount Vernon as George Washington would have seen it. Today the once-rural area is being developed into a suburban... Read more

  • Bowie

    Bowie started as a few buildings around a railroad junction in 1870, but has grown into the largest municipality in Prince George's County and the home of Bowie State University, a historically black college... Read more

  • Clinton

    The origin of the name Clinton is unclear—the town used to be called Surrattsville for Mary Surratt's husband, the postmaster John Surratt.... Read more

  • College Park

    As its name implies, College Park is primarily a university town on gently rolling terrain.... Read more

  • Largo

    Largo is an entertainment hub of suburban Maryland, boasting both Six Flags America and FedEx Field, where D.C.'s popular Redskins play.... Read more

  • Laurel

    Three other Maryland counties claim a section of this town (Anne Arundel, Howard, and Montgomery) but most of the suburb is in Prince George's.... Read more

  • National Harbor

    The National Harbor sprawls across 300 acres of previously abandoned banks of the Potomac River, across from Old Town Alexandria. Although it is still in development and construction is to be expected... Read more

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