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Prince George's County, Maryland
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Prince George's County, Maryland Facts

PrinceGeorges County

When was Prince George's County, MD Created?
Prince George's County was created on October 3, 1695 from Calvert County and Charles County. This county was named in honor of Prince George of Denmark, the husband of Queen Anne of Great Britain.

What is the County Seat of Prince George's County, MD?
The County Seat is located in Upper Marlboro additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Prince George's County, MD?
Bordering Counties are Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, Charles County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Fairfax County, Virginia, Alexandria, VA, Washington, DC.

What cities and towns are in Prince George's County, MD?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bowie (incorporated 1882), College Park (incorporated 1945), District Heights (incorporated 1936), Glenarden (incorporated 1939), Greenbelt (incorporated 1937), Hyattsville (incorporated 1886), Laurel (incorporated 1870), Mount Rainier (incorporated 1910), New Carrollton (incorporated 1953), Seat Pleasant (incorporated 1931), Berwyn Heights (incorporated 1896), Bladensburg (incorporated 1854), Brentwood (incorporated 1922), Capitol Heights (incorporated 1910), Cheverly (incorporated 1931), Colmar Manor (incorporated 1927), Cottage City (incorporated 1924), Eagle Harbor (incorporated 1929), Edmonston (incorporated 1924), Fairmount Heights (incorporated 1935), Forest Heights (incorporated 1945), Landover Hills (incorporated 1945), Morningside (incorporated 1949), North Brentwood (incorporated 1924), Riverdale Park (incorporated 1920), University Park (incorporated 1936), Upper Marlboro (incorporated 1870).

Prince George's County, MD Vital Records

Where can find Prince George's County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Prince George's County vital records can be found at the Maryland Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from August 1898, has marriage records from January 1990 and has divorce records from January, 1992. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Maryland for current fees and application process.

State of Maryland Archives files, stores, and issues certified copies of vital records including Birth certificates from 1898 for Maryland counties and since 1875 for Baltimore City, Death certificates prior to 1969 and Marriage certificates since 1640 for events that occurred in Maryland.

You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for Maryland Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Verification, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Prince George's County, MD Census Records

What Prince George's County, MD census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Prince George's County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Prince George's Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Prince George's Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Prince George's Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

Another state census is the Maryland Colonial Census of 1776. There is free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Maryland Census Records Research Guide.

Prince George's County, MD Courthouse and Government Records

Prince George's County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Prince George's County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Prince George's County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Maryland Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Old Prince George's County Courthouse

Prince George's County, MD Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Prince George's County, MD?
A list of Prince George's County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Maryland Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Prince George's County, MD Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Prince George's County, MD?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Prince George's County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is simply a listing that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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