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Welcome to Bladensburg ...

The town of Bladensburg is located in Prince George's County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bladensburg has a population of 9,408 people<2> (see below for details).

Bladensburg was established in 1742.

The town of Bladensburg was previously named Garrison's Landing. Going back to its beginning, The community of Bladensburg was originally named Garrison's Landing. For more information about the names of Bladensburg, see The Names of Bladensburg on our Genealogy Page.

Bladensburg is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bladensburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Bladensburg: (301) and (240)<4>

The ZIP code for Bladensburg: 20710<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bladensburg had an population of 9,408 people. This is an increase of 2.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bladensburg had a population of 9,148 people. This makes Bladensburg the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Bladensburg represents 0.16% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,148 people, the population of Bladensburg increased 19.41% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,661 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bladensburg.

Communities Also Named Bladensburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Bladensburg - they are located in Iowa and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bladensburg.

Communities near Bladensburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bladensburg.

  • Arlington [Arlington County]
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    • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Bladensburg
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<7>
  • Alexandria [Alexandria City]
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    • Alexandria [Alexandria City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Bladensburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159,428 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<7>
  • Rockville [Montgomery County]
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    • Rockville [Montgomery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Bladensburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 68,079 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville<7>
  • Bowie [Prince George's County]
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    • Bowie [Prince George's County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Bladensburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58,643 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowie<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Laurel [Prince George's County]
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      • Laurel [Prince George's County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Bladensburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,631 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<7>
    • Vienna [Fairfax County]
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      • Vienna [Fairfax County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Bladensburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<7>
    • Falls Church [Falls Church City]
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      • Falls Church [Falls Church City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Bladensburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,617 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Church<7>
    • District Heights [Prince George's County]
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      • District Heights [Prince George's County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Bladensburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for District Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on District Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for District Heights<7>
    • Chevy Chase [Montgomery County]
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      • Chevy Chase [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Bladensburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chevy Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chevy Chase
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chevy Chase<7>
    • Forest Heights [Prince George's County]
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      • Forest Heights [Prince George's County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Bladensburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,564 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Heights

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bladensburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bladensburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bladensburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bladensburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bladensburg. See our Newspapers Page for Bladensburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bladensburg ...

Looking for more information about Bladensburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bladensburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bladensburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Prince George's County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bladensburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Prince George's County: www.co.pg.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Prince George's, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bladensburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bladensburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Bladensburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bladensburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bladensburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bladensburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bladensburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bladensburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9395, Longitude: -76.9344    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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