Prince George's County
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Prince George's County was established on St. George's Day, April 23, 1696. The land was first part of Charles and Calvert Counties. The county was named for Prince George of Denmark, husband of England's Queen Anne. The county seat is Upper Marlboro.

The Hyatt Mansion (from an old postcard postmarked 1907), former home of the founder of Hyattsville.
Is this home still standing? If you know, use one of the e-mail links and tell me.
A note about postcards: When postcards were first used, the Post Office wouldn't let people write on the back where the address was, so they had to write on the front with the picture.

Below is some interesting census information about Prince George's County. Look at the way the county population has changed over the years!

Population Information for Prince George's County
  Population % of MD Population
1790 Census 21,344 6.7%
1890 Census 26,080 2.5%
1990 Census 728,553 15.2%
2000 Census 801,515 15.1%

© Copyright October 16, 1997, Office of the Secretary of State.
Last Modified October 8, 2003.