College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
City of College Park
The city is perhaps best known as home to the flagship campus of the University of Maryland. More surprising is that a significant chapter in early aviation history began here in 1909 at the world's oldest continuously operating airport. Today, University sports, academic conferences and competitions, and cultural events draw thousands of visitors to College Park each year.
The City has grown as a series of neighborhoods. Beyond busy Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue) there are 11 distinct residential neighborhoods that create a small town atmosphere. Enjoy the historic neighborhoods of Old Town and Calvert Hills. Visit our parks, beautiful Lake Artemesia, the aviation museum and other amenities, many of which are linked by hiker-biker trails.
College Park, come visit, come study of come stay!
Erected by Anacostia Trails Heritage Area.
Location. 38° 58.689′ N, 76° 55.735′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on 50th Avenue near Paint Branch Parkway. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7300 50th Avenue, College Park MD 20740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker College Park Airport: “Oldest Continually Operated in the World” (approx. 0.3 miles away); College Park Airport (approx. 0.3 miles away); "From Stagecoach to Streetcar to Subway: A College Town Emerges" (approx. half a mile away); Calvert Hills: A National Register Historic District (approx. half a mile away); "The University of Maryland Is Deeply Rooted in History" (approx. 0.6 miles away); “On the Shoulders of Giants” (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Rossborough Inn (approx. 0.7 miles away); University of Maryland Memorial Chapel (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in College Park.
More about this marker. The pictures of this marker were taken with Elite Chrome 200 film and scanned into JPEG files.
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