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Forest Heights, Maryland

Full nameTown of Forest Heights, Maryland
Official nameTown of Forest Heights, Maryland
Settlement typeTown
CountryUnited States
CountyPrince George's
Total Area0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Land Area0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Water Area0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation161 ft (49.1 m)
Total Population2585 (2000)
Density (pop.)2083.7/km2 (5398.2/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code20745
Area code301
FIPS code24-28725
GNIS feature ID0597408

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Forest Heights, officially the Town of Forest Heights is a town in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, with an African-American majority population, and part of the larger postal designation Oxon Hill, MD. Students attend Oxon Hill High School. The town straddles both sides of dual-lane Maryland Route 210 and includes two elementary schools. The population was 2,585 at the 2000 census, a decline from approximately 3,600 in 1960 when households had more children. A few homes (such as on Huron Drive) were built in the 1930s, but most of the town developed in the 1940s and early 1950s, consisting of single-family homes with some streets of duplex homes; the Talbert Drive homes were added in the 1960s. In those days many town residents were scientists (as Mayor Armhold was) at the adjacent U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, while others were military band musicians or other Federal employees.

The Capital Beltway (I-95/495), which was opened in the early 1960s and which includes the Woodrow Wilson Bridge that connects Oxon Hill to Alexandria, Virginia, is directly south of the town. Forest Heights is bordered on the north by the Eastover Shopping Center. Several miles of less affluent areas (see Anacostia, Washington Highlands, and Bellevue) also lie to the north of it. Forest Heights is fortunate to have its own town police, in addition to a Prince George's County police station right at the town limits in the aforementioned Eastover Shopping Center. Rivertowne Shopping Center with a K-Mart and a Home Depot, and a very large, modern public library, are both just one to two miles from Forest Heights. Forest Heights is bordered on the south by the large new National Harbor conference center and resort, which opened its first phase in April 2008. Two especially long-serving mayors were Clifford Armhold and Warren F. Adams.

After decades of former governmental stability, in the 2000s the town made headlines repeatedly as two of its recent mayors were embroiled in clashes with the town council. One mayor, Joyce Beck was ousted from office after changes to the Town Charter. In June 2009 her successor, Myles Spires, has filed a $15 million dollar lawsuit against the town for malicious prosecution after being cleared of all charges initiated by the town for misuse of town's funds.

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Municipalities and communities of Prince George's County, Maryland

County seat: Upper Marlboro
CitiesBowie * College Park * District Heights * Glenarden * Greenbelt * Hyattsville * Laurel * Mount Rainier * New Carrollton * Seat Pleasant
TownsBerwyn Heights * Bladensburg * Brentwood * Capitol Heights * Cheverly * Colmar Manor * Cottage City * Eagle Harbor * Edmonston * Fairmount Heights * Forest Heights * Landover Hills * Morningside * North Brentwood * Riverdale Park * University Park * Upper Marlboro
CDPsAccokeek * Adelphi * Andrews Air Force Base * Beltsville * Brandywine * Calverton * Camp Springs * Carmody Hills-Pepper Mill Village * Chillum * Clinton * Coral Hills * East Riverdale * Forestville * Fort Washington * Friendly * Glenn Dale * Goddard * Greater Landover * Greater Upper Marlboro * Hillandale * Hillcrest Heights * Kettering * Lake Arbor * Langley Park * Lanham-Seabrook * Largo * Marlow Heights * Marlton * Mitchellville * Oxon Hill-Glassmanor * Rosaryville * South Laurel * Springdale * Suitland-Silver Hill * Temple Hills * Walker Mill * West Laurel * Woodlawn * Woodmore
Aquasco * Ardmore * Avondale * Berwyn * Carmody Hills * Carole Highlands * Cedar Heights * Cheltenham * Collington * Croom * Danville * Glassmanor * Green Meadows * Indian Creek Village * Kentland * Landover * Lanham * Lewisdale * Meadows * Montpelier * Muirkirk * North College Park * North Englewood * Oxon Hill * Palmer Park * Pepper Mill Village * Piscataway * Rogers Heights * Seabrook * South Bowie * Tuxedo * Vansville * West Bowie * West Hyattsville * White Hall
FootnotesThis populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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