Laurel in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Riverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail
The town owes its very existence to the river - which in pre-Colonial times provided Native Americans food and transportation. It later provided the power to operate the mills which were the center of the town's early economic life. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the riverfront was a bustling, basically industrial site. Today, with the mills just a memory, it has reverted to its earlier, more restful, natural state.
During your walk you can enjoy an eco-system rich in flowers, trees, brush and other plant life. A wide variety of animals also make the park and the river community their homes.
Erected by City of Laurel.
Location. 39° 6.458′ N, 76° 50.743′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Click for map. The marker is in Laurel's Riverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail, just south of the Patuxent River. There is a parking lot at the north end of 4th and Avondale Streets, and the marker is in that section of the park. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel MD 20707, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Avondale Mill: A Lost Treasure Patuxent River (within shouting distance of this marker); Avondale Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Laurel's Civil War Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); An Angel Among US (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Laurel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laurel: Half-way between Baltimore and Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); A “Little Dam” Powers the Avondale Mill (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Laurel.
Also see . . . Riverfront Park (City of Laurl's website). (Submitted on March 3, 2014, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland.)
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