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

City of College Park

 
 
College Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2008
1. College Park Marker
Inscription. Welcome to the 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. Touch 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
Reverse Face of College Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2008
2. Reverse Face of College Park Marker
Welcome to ATHA, 84 square miles of recreational and environmental sites in Prince Georges County. We offer something for everyone.
ATHA, Inc. is dedicated to using cultural heritage tourism to build local economies while preserving, developing and promoting the natural, historical and cultural resources of ATHA, a State of Maryland-Certified Heritage Area in Prince George's County.
Spend an afternoon. Spend a week. Whatever you and your family like to do, you'll find it here.
. 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. mile away). Touch for a list and map 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.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
College Park - University of Maryland Metro Station image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2008
3. College Park - University of Maryland Metro Station
Marker is on right hand side of picture
The City of College Park image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2008
4. The City of College Park
Buildings of the University of Maryland can be seen in the distance.
Post Office, City of College Park image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2008
5. Post Office, City of College Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 979 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 25, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.
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