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[County Seal, Prince George's County, Maryland] Origin: Prince George's was erected from Calvert and Charles counties in 1695 (Chapter 13, Acts of 1695, May Session). The County was named for Prince George of Denmark (1653-1708), who was the brother of Christian V (1646-1699), king of Denmark and Norway. Prince George was the husband of Queen Anne (1665-1714), who ruled Great Britain and Ireland from 1702 to 1714.

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County Seat: Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Form of Government: Charter since 1970

1990 census: 728,553
2000 census: 801,515

[photo, County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland]
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  • County Administration Building (view from Main St.), Upper Marlboro, Maryland, June 2002. Photo by Maureen V. Evartt.


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