Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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Upper Marlboro, officially the Town of Upper Marlboro, is the seat of Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.wikipedia
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Prince George's County, Maryland

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Upper Marlboro, officially the Town of Upper Marlboro, is the seat of Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.
Its county seat is Upper Marlboro.

Darnall's Chance

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Darnall's Chance, also known as the Buck House, Buck-Wardrop House, or James Wardrop House, is a historic home located at 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, in Upper Marlboro.
Darnall's Chance, also known as Buck House, Buck-Wardrop House, or James Wardrop House, is a historic home located at 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.

Greater Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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The population within the town limits was 631 at the 2010 U.S. Census, although Greater Upper Marlboro is many times larger.
Greater Upper Marlboro is an area of Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, that completely surrounds Upper Marlboro, the county seat.

Lower Marlboro, Maryland

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Upper was added to distinguish the town from the community of Marlboro (now known as Lower Marlboro) in Calvert County.
Lower Marlboro, Maryland (not to be confused with Upper Marlboro, Maryland, which is approximately 15 miles north) is a small, waterfront unincorporated community located at the crossroads of MD 262 and Chaneyville Road in Calvert County, Maryland along the east bank of the Patuxent River.

Largo, Maryland

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Since the 1990s, the Prince George's County government has been purchasing land in Largo, Maryland due to its convenient location near the Washington Metro and interstate highways.
Largo, located within greater Upper Marlboro, Maryland, is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.

Patuxent River

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Early in its life, when the western branch of the Patuxent River was still navigable, the town served as a port town for tobacco ships.
Western Branch originates under the name Folly Branch in the Wingate Drive area of the northern part of Glenn Dale, assuming the name "Western Branch" in Woodmore, continuing southward through Prince George's County, joined by Collington Branch before it joins the Patuxent near Upper Marlboro.

Prince George's County Sheriff's Office

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Located within the town are the Prince George's County Courthouse, County Administration Building, the Board of Education, and the headquarters of the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office.
Its headquarters are located in Upper Marlboro, near the Depot Pond.

The Show Place Arena

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Just to the south of town is the Prince George's Equestrian Center which is the location of the annual county fair, a major annual antiques show and The Show Place Arena on the former Marlboro racetrack grounds.
The Show Place Arena is a 5,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, which is used for sporting events, concerts, boxing and professional wrestling events, consumer shows, trade shows, religious services, graduations and other events.

U.S. Route 301 in Maryland

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U.S. Route 301 and Maryland Route 4 intersect at the edge of town.
The U.S. Highway is part of the Star-Spangled Banner Scenic Byway from MD 382 at Marlton to MD 725 in Upper Marlboro.

African Americans

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In 1878 Michael Green, an African-American man accused of assaulting a white woman, was taken from the country jail and hanged from a tree outside of town.
Other largely affluent predominantly African-American communities include Prince George's County in Maryland (namely Mitchellville, Woodmore, and Upper Marlboro), Dekalb County and South Fulton in Georgia, Charles City County in Virginia, Baldwin Hills in California, Hillcrest and Uniondale in New York, and Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Missouri City in Texas.

Maryland Route 4

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U.S. Route 301 and Maryland Route 4 intersect at the edge of town.
The highway connects the Southern Maryland county seats of Leonardtown, Prince Frederick, and Upper Marlboro.

Forestville, Maryland

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However, except for supermarkets, an Amish market, car dealers, and a Home Depot, all outside the town limits, the town and surrounding area have only minimal shopping; therefore, residents must travel to Bowie, Clinton, Brandywine, Waldorf, or Forestville to find department stores.
Forestville is located close to the town of Upper Marlboro, where many Prince George's County Board Offices are located.

Robert Ross (British Army officer)

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In 1814, Upper Marlboro was seized by British forces under the command of Major-General Robert Ross and Rear Admiral George Cockburn during the campaign leading up to the Battle of Bladensburg and the Burning of Washington.
He personally led the British troops ashore in Benedict, Maryland, and marched through Upper Marlboro, Maryland, to the attack on the Americans at the Battle of Bladensburg on 24 August 1814, causing the hastily organised militia of the American army to collapse into a rout.

Battle of Bladensburg

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In 1814, Upper Marlboro was seized by British forces under the command of Major-General Robert Ross and Rear Admiral George Cockburn during the campaign leading up to the Battle of Bladensburg and the Burning of Washington.
From Nottingham, Ross continued up the Patuxent to Upper Marlboro, from where he could threaten to advance on either Washington or Baltimore, confusing the Americans.

Lynching of Joseph Vermillion

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Joseph Vermillion was killed there in 1889 and Stephen Williams met the same fate in 1894.
Joseph Vermilion was a 27-year-old African-American man lynched December 3, 1889 for the crime of arson in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Maryland Route 725

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The only bridge over the branch is Old Marlboro Pike, or Maryland Route 725.
The state highway runs 1.86 mi from Brown Station Road east to U.S. Route 301 (US 301) within Upper Marlboro.

Prince George's County Public Schools

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Residents are zoned to schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools system.
The school system is headquartered in Upper Marlboro and the district serves Prince George's County.

Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School

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The following schools serve the Upper Marlboro town limits: Barack Obama Elementary School, James Madison Middle School, and Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School.
Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School is a public high school in the Westphalia census-designated place in unincorporated Prince George's County, Maryland, with an Upper Marlboro postal address.

Frederick Douglass High School (Prince George's County, Maryland)

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Beginning in 1923 Black students attended Frederick Douglass High School (formerly Marlboro (Colored) High School), which initially occupied the school building used by white students pre-1921; Douglass got new buildings in 1935 and 1960.
Frederick Douglass High School (FDHS), established in 1934 as Marlboro High School and renamed Frederick Douglass High School in 1935, is a public high school located in the Croom census-designated place of unincorporated Prince George's County, Maryland, with a mailing address of Upper Marlboro and near Upper Marlboro.

Fairhaven School (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)

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Fairhaven School was founded in 1998 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Brock Hall, Maryland

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Prince George's County Police Department District 2 Station in Brock Hall CDP, with a Bowie postal address, serves the community.
Brock Hall is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in eastern Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, located south of Largo and Bowie, and north of Upper Marlboro.

The Enquirer-Gazette

The Enquirer-Gazette is the city's weekly newspaper.
The Enquirer-Gazette is a weekly newspaper published in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Chesapeake Tide

The Chesapeake Tide of the Continental Indoor Football League started play at The Show Place Arena, just outside town, in 2007.
The Chesapeake Tide were a former professional Indoor Football team based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

John Carroll (bishop)

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He spent his early years at the family home, sited on thousands of acres near Marlborough Town, the county seat of Prince George's County in the Province of Maryland.

Lynching of Michael Green

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In 1878 Michael Green, an African-American man accused of assaulting a white woman, was taken from the country jail and hanged from a tree outside of town.
Michael Green was an African American man who was lynched by a band of masked men near Upper Marlboro, Maryland on September 1, 1878