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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Laurel.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Laurel ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Baltimore. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the northeast of Laurel. Baltimore has a population of 612,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Arlington (VA). It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the southwest of Laurel and has a population of 208,000 people.

For comparison, Laurel has a population of 25,900 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Laurel and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Annapolis   [Map]   39,321   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bowie   [Map]   58,859   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
College Park   [Map]   32,303   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Frederick   [Map]   71,408   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gaithersburg   [Map]   68,710   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Greenbelt   [Map]   23,489   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hyattsville   [Map]   18,333   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rockville   [Map]   68,401   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Takoma Park   [Map]   17,885   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Westminster   [Map]   18,593   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Alexandria (VA)   [Map]   160,035   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fairfax (VA)   [Map]   24,097   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Herndon (VA)   [Map]   24,532   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   54,215   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Manassas (VA)   [Map]   41,501   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Annapolis Junction   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Beltsville   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Blackburn Village   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Burtonsville   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fairland   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
Fulton   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Glenshire Towne   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Hammond Village   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Jessup   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Leishear Village   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Maryland City   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
North Laurel   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Savage   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
South Laurel   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
West Laurel   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]

For more communities neighboring Laurel, please visit our County-by-County Page for Laurel.

Prince George's County ...

Laurel is primarily located in Prince George's County. A portion of Laurel extends into Anne Arundel County and Howard County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Prince George's County: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Howard, Montgomery, Alexandria City (VA) & Fairfax (VA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Laurel ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Laurel.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Laurel ...

Looking for more information about Laurel? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Laurel, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Laurel.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Laurel.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Laurel. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Laurel. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Maryland

    Maryland Tourism
    Parks for Maryland

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Maryland Statewide Tourism
    Laurel Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Laurel


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Maryland

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Maryland

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Maryland

Airports Near Laurel ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Laurel.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tipton Airport (FME/KFME)   [Map]   FME   E   5 miles [8 km]
College Park Airport(ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]   CGS   SSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   ENE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Freeway Airport   [Map]   W00   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Montgomery County Airpark (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   GAI   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Washington Exec.   [Map]   W32   S   24 miles [38.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Laurel.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Laurel. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   ENE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   WSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Harrisburg Intl. (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]   MDT   N   75 miles [120.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wicomico Rgnl.(SBY/KSBY)   [Map]   SBY   SE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Reading Rgnl. (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]   RDG   NNE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SW   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tipton Airport (FME/KFME)   [Map]   FME   E   5 miles [8 km]
College Park Airport(ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]   CGS   SSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Freeway Airport   [Map]   W00   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Montgomery County Airpark (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   GAI   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Washington Exec.   [Map]   W32   S   24 miles [38.6 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
College Park Airport   (ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery County Airpark   (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery County Airpark
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Martin State Airport   (ICAO: KMTN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bay Bridge Airport   (ICAO: KW29)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Frederick Muni.   (ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Carroll County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDMW)   [Map]
        Website for Carroll County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
        Website for Harrisburg International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Philadelphia Intl.   (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]
        Website for Philadelphia International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Atlantic City Intl.   (ACY/KACY)   [Map]
        Website for Atlantic City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wicomico Rgnl.   (SBY/KSBY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Reading Rgnl.   (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]
        Website for Reading Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tipton Airport   (FME/KFME)   [Map]
        Website for Tipton Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Maryland

About Prince George's County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Laurel: www.laurel.md.us/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Laurel.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Laurel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Laurel) 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 Laurel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Laurel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laurel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0960, Longitude: -76.8618     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Laurel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Laurel), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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