Official Website: City of Laurel, Maryland | Progress Through People
Laurel is a city in Maryland, United States, located almost midway between Washington and Baltimore on the banks of the Patuxent River. While the city limits are entirely in northern Prince George's County, outlying developments extend into Anne Arundel, Montgomery and Howard counties. Founded as a mill town in the early 19th century, Laurel expanded local industry and was later able to become an early commuter town for Washington and Baltimore workers following the arrival of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1835. Largely residential today, the city maintains a historic district centered on its Main Street, highlighting its industrial past.
The Department of Defense is a prominent presence in the Laurel area today, with the Fort Meade Army base, the NSA and Johns Hopkins' Applied Physics Laboratory all located nearby. Laurel Park, a thoroughbred horse racetrack, is located just outside the city limits.
||M-NCPPC inventory number
||21 Avondale St.
||Added to theNational Register of Historic Places, September 20, 1979; destroyed 1991
||Telegraph Road at Patuxent River,Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
||Pratt trussbridge built in 1907 in place of a wooden bridge. Linked Dr. Charles Duvall's (1785–1863) mill plantation "Goodwood", later "Gladswood". Was once on the main route for Baltimore-Washington telegraphs.
||Old Laurel High School(original building) / Phelps Community Center
||700 block of Montgomery St
||Added to theNational Register of Historic Places, June 27, 1979
||Laurel Railroad Station
||E. Main St
||Designed for theBaltimore and Ohio Railroadby architectE. Francis Baldwin, built in 1884.Added to theNational Register of Historic Places, March 30, 1973
||2.1mi (3.4km). S of Laurel onMD 197
||Added to theNational Register of Historic Places, April 17, 1970
||8314 Contee Road
||S of Laurel offMD 197
||Added to theNational Register of Historic Places, August 13, 1974
||Building 16,Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Laurel is located at 39°5′45″N 76°51′35″W. The city is situated on the bank of the Patuxent River, which was the power source for the cotton mills that were the early industry of the town.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.33 square miles (11.21 km2), of which 4.30 square miles (11.14 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.
Source: Laurel, Maryland - Wikipedia