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

Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park Heritage & Nature Trail

 
 
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By A. Taylor, January 20, 2014
1. Riverfront Park Marker
Inscription. Riverfront Park offers visitors the chance to experience the heritage and nature of Laurel, Maryland.

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. Touch 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
Riverfront Park image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, January 20, 2014
2. Riverfront Park
(a few steps from this marker); 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. mile away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Mother Nature in the Park image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, January 20, 2014
3. Mother Nature in the Park
Non-Native Invasive Plants image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, January 20, 2014
4. Non-Native Invasive Plants
Native Trees image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, January 20, 2014
5. Native Trees
Ferns in the Park image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, February 2, 2014
6. Ferns in the Park
Non-Native Invasive Plants image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, February 2, 2014
7. Non-Native Invasive Plants
Riverfront Park image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, February 2, 2014
8. Riverfront Park
Native Trees image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, February 2, 2014
9. Native Trees
Herbaceous Plants image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, February 2, 2014
10. Herbaceous Plants
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2014, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on March 3, 2014, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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