PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND

MUNICIPALITIES

Within Prince George's County are twenty-seven municipalities: 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. The oldest of these 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), Edmondston (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), Forest Heights (1945), Landover Hills (1945), Morningside (1949), and New Carrollton (1953).


BERWYN HEIGHTS

Incorporated 1896 (Chapter 267, Acts of 1896)
Population (1990 census): 2,952


BLADENSBURG

Incorporated 1854 (Chapter 137, Acts of 1854)
Population (1990 census): 8,064


BOWIE
(formerly Huntington)

Incorporated 1882 (Chapter 488, Acts of 1882)
Population (1990 census): 37,589


BRENTWOOD

Incorporated 1922 (Chapter 153, Acts of 1922)
Population (1990 census): 3,005


CAPITOL HEIGHTS

Incorporated 1910 (Chapter 513, Acts of 1910)
Population (1990 census): 3,633


CHEVERLY

Incorporated 1931 (Chapter 200, Acts of 1931)
Population (1990 census): 6,023


COLLEGE PARK

Incorporated 1945 (Chapter 1,051, Acts of 1945)
Population (1990 census): 21,927


COLMAR MANOR

Incorporated 1927 (Chapter 178, Acts of 1927)
Population (1990 census): 1,249


COTTAGE CITY

Incorporated 1924 (Chapter 390, Acts of 1924)
Population (1990 census): 1,236


DISTRICT HEIGHTS

Incorporated 1936 (Chapter 61, Acts of 1936 Special Session)
Population (1990 census): 6,704
CITY COMMISSION
Elected by Voters to 3-year terms (May):
Jack C. Sims, Mayor (3-year term), 2003
Cheyenne R. Watson, Vice-Mayor, Ward 2, 2001
Arnold H. Appleby III, Ward 1, 2001
William Calhoun, Ward 1, 2002
Carol D. Johnson, Ward 2, 2002

Meetings: 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m.

2000 Marbury Drive
District Heights, MD 2747 - 2399
(301) 336-1402
0747 - 2399
(301) 336-1402
e-mail:
dhcityclerk@districtheights.org
fax: (301) 350-3660
web: www.districtheights.org


EAGLE HARBOR

Incorporated 1929 (Chapter 397, Acts of 1929)
Population (1990 census): 38


EDMONSTON

Incorporated 1924 (Chapter 154, Acts of 1924)
Population (1990 census): 851


FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS

Incorporated 1935 (Chapter 199, Acts of 1935)
Population (1990 census): 1,238


FOREST HEIGHTS

Incorporated 1945 (Chapter 142, Acts of 1949)
Population (1990 census): 2,859


GLENARDEN

Incorporated 1939 (Chapter 650, Acts of 1939)
Population (1990 census): 5,025


GREENBELT

Incorporated 1937 (Chapter 532, Acts of 1937)
Population (1990 census): 21,096


HYATTSVILLE

Incorporated 1886 (Chapter 424, Acts of 1886)
Population (1990 census): 13,864


LANDOVER HILLS

Incorporated 1945 (Chapter 465, Acts of 1945)
Population (1990 census): 2,074


LAUREL

Incorporated 1870 (Chapter 260, Acts of 1870)
Population (1990 census): 19,438


MORNINGSIDE

Incorporated 1949 (Chapter 589, Acts of 1949)
Population (1990 census): 930


MOUNT RAINIER

Incorporated 1910 (Chapter 514, Acts of 1910)
Population (1990 census): 7,954


NEW CARROLLTON

Incorporated 1953 (Chapter 441, Acts of 1953)
Population (1990 census): 12,002


NORTH BRENTWOOD

Incorporated 1924 (Chapter 508, Acts of 1924)
Population (1990 census): 512


RIVERDALE PARK
(formerly Riverdale)

Incorporated 1920 (Chapter 731, Acts of 1920)
Renamed by referendum held Aug. 8, 1998, effective Sept. 7, 1998.
Population (1990 census): 5,185


SEAT PLEASANT

Incorporated 1931 (Chapter 197, Acts of 1931)
Population (1990 census): 5,359


UNIVERSITY PARK

Incorporated 1936 (Chapter 132, Acts of 1936 Special Session)
Population (1990 census): 2,243


UPPER MARLBORO

Incorporated 1870 (Chapter 363, Acts of 1870)
Population (1990 census): 745

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