[County Seal, Prince George's County, Maryland] 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), 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.

Boundaries: Bounded northwest by District of Columbia & Montgomery County; northeast & east by Patuxent River; south by Charles County; west by Potomac River.
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County Seat: Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Form of Government: Charter since 1970
Population: 1990 census: 728,553; 2000 census: 801,515; 2010 census: 863,420


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[photo, County Administration Building (from Main St.), Gov. Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland]

County Administration Building (from Main St.), Gov. Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, April 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

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