[Town Hall, 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, Maryland] Within Prince George's County are twenty-seven municipalities, the largest number of any Maryland County. These include: Berwyn Heights, Bladensburg, Bowie, Brentwood, Capitol Heights, Cheverly, College Park, Colmar Manor, Cottage City, District Heights, Eagle Harbor, Edmonston, Fairmount Heights, Forest Heights, Glenarden, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Landover Hills, Laurel, Morningside, Mount Rainier, New Carrollton, North Brentwood, Riverdale Park, Seat Pleasant, University Park, and Upper Marlboro.

Town Hall, 14211 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, October 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

The oldest municipality in Prince George's County is Bladensburg, incorporated in 1854. Thereafter, local governments formed at Laurel (1870), Upper Marlboro (1870), Bowie (1882), Hyattsville (1886), Berwyn Heights (1896), Capital Heights (1910), Mount Rainier (1910), Riverdale Park (1920), Brentwood (1922), Cottage City (1924), Edmonston (1924), North Brentwood (1924), Colmar Manor (1927), Eagle Harbor (1929), Cheverly (1931), Seat Pleasant (1931), Fairmount Heights (1935), District Heights (1936), University Park (1936), Greenbelt (1937), Glenarden (1939), College Park (1945), Landover Hills (1945), Forest Heights (1949), Morningside (1949), and New Carrollton (1953).

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