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Welcome to Fort Washington ...

Fort Washington is located in Prince George's County<1>.

The location of Fort Washington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Fort Washington: Ft. Washington

Fort Washington is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP codes for Fort Washington: 20744, 20749<5>

Communities Also Named Fort Washington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Fort Washington - they are located in New York and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Fort Washington ...

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

  • Arlington [Arlington County]
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    • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Fort Washington
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Fort Washington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159,428 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<7>
  • Fairfax [Fairfax City]
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    • Fairfax [Fairfax City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Fort Washington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,019 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<7>
  • Hyattsville [Prince George's County]
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    • Hyattsville [Prince George's County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Fort Washington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyattsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,230 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyattsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyattsville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Takoma Park [Montgomery County]
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      • Takoma Park [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Fort Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Takoma Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Takoma Park<7>
    • Vienna [Fairfax County]
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      • Vienna [Fairfax County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Fort Washington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,485 people
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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 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Fort Washington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,617 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Church<7>
    • New Carrollton [Prince George's County]
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      • New Carrollton [Prince George's County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Fort Washington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,928 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Carrollton<7>
    • La Plata [Charles County]
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      • La Plata [Charles County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Fort Washington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Plata have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Plata
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Plata<7>
    • Bladensburg [Prince George's County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bladensburg
      • Bladensburg [Prince George's County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Fort Washington
      • Former name for Bladensburg: Garrison's Landing
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bladensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bladensburg<7>

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 Fort Washington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Washington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Washington. 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 Fort Washington.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Washington ...

Looking for more information about Fort Washington? 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 Fort Washington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Washington.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Maryland

About Prince George's County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Washington. 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>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Washington - 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 community (such as Fort Washington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Washington 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Washington) 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 Fort Washington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Washington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Washington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7073, Longitude: -77.0230       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Washington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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