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Piscataway in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Piscataway

 
 
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By Jacqui Chalifoux, August 20, 2010
1. Piscataway Marker
Inscription.  Named for the local indian tribe. Established in 1707 as a port for Maryland’s colonial assembly and designated a tobacco inspection station in 1747. With siltation of Piscataway Creek in the 19th century, the tobacco inspection point was transferred downstream. The village continued to serve as a local commercial center into the early 20th century, with taverns, stores, schools, residences, hotel, church, and telegraph/post office.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 42.172′ N, 76° 58.044′ W. Marker is in Piscataway, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Floral Park Road near Piscataway Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2308 Floral Park Road, Clinton MD 20735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chapel Hill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Calvert Manor
Piscataway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jacqui Chalifoux, August 20, 2010
2. Piscataway Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of Silesia School (approx. 3 miles away); Thrift School (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Mortar Battery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Broad Creek Historic District (approx. 3.3 miles away); Firepower on the Potomac (approx. 3.3 miles away); “Coach” James W. Crawford (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Tobacco industry, Piscataway indian tribe
 
Floral Park Road, Piscataway, MD image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 21, 2011
3. Floral Park Road, Piscataway, MD
Floral Park Road, Piscataway, MD image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 21, 2011
4. Floral Park Road, Piscataway, MD
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2010, by Jacqueline White of Williamsburg, VA - Virginia. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on July 22, 2012, by Jacqueline White of Williamsburg, VA - Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2010, by Jacqueline White of Williamsburg, VA - Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on April 1, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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