The National Park Service designated some older residential areas of the Town of Upper Marlboro as a historic district, according to an announcement by Steve Sonnett, President of the Board of Town Commissioners.
The town made it on the National Register of Historic Places on Dec. 12, according to Sonnett's Wednesday announcement.
“I’m very excited about the conferral of this designation,” said Sonnett. “This is an important step in recognizing our history and the town’s contributions to the development of Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland.”
The newly designated historic district comprises around 100 acres and includes residential property types from the mid-18th, the 19th and the 20th centuries, according to Sonnett.
Settled around 1695, the town was established a port town for tobacco shipments in 1706, and has been in the county seat of Prince George's since 1721, according to Sonnett.
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