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Croom, Maryland

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State  Maryland
Time zone  Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Area  91.7 km²
Local time  Saturday 3:47 PM
County  Prince George's
GNIS feature ID  597296
Population  2,631 (2010)
Number of airports  1
Croom, Maryland
Country  United States of America
Weather  5°C, Wind NW at 23 km/h, 24% Humidity

Croom is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 2,631. It largely consists of former tobacco farms and forests converting to Washington, DC bedroom subdivisions such as nearby Marlton. The main (Jug Bay Natural Area) part of Patuxent River Park is in Croom.

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Map of Croom, MD 20772, USA

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church dates to colonial times and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. Other buildings on the National Register of Historic Places located at Croom are the John W. Coffren House and Store, Bellefields, Brookefield of the Berrys, Mattaponi (John Bowie Jr. House), St. Thomas' Episcopal Parish Historic District, and Waverly.

The Columbia Air Center was located in Croom from 1941-1956. It was among the first African-American owned airports in the United States.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Croom has a total area of 35.4 square miles (91.7 km2), of which 34.2 square miles (88.6 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), or 3.43%, is water.

Notable people

  • William Duckett Bowie (1803–1873), American politician
  • Maryland Governor Robert Bowie
  • Stephanie Roper, noted victim of crime
  • References

    Croom, Maryland Wikipedia


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