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New Carrollton, Maryland

Administration
Full nameNew Carrollton, Maryland
Official nameNew Carrollton, Maryland
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateMaryland
CountyPrince George's
Government
MayorAndrew Hanko
Geography
Total Area1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
Land Area1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
Water Area0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation79 ft (24.1 m)
Demography
Total Population12589 (2000)
Density (pop.)3199.4/km2 (8288.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code20784
Area code301
FIPS code24-55400
GNIS feature ID0597805

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New Carrollton is a city located in central Prince George's County, Maryland, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, population was 12,589.

New Carrollton is 12.11 miles from central Washington, DC.

It is built on the former estate of a horse racing figure, Edward L. Mahoney. After Mahoney's death in 1957, the land was acquired by developer Albert W. Turner who sought to create a planned suburb; indeed, he had received a charter for the City of Carrollton, Maryland from the Maryland General Assembly four years earlier, on April 11, 1953.

Carrollton was named after early Maryland settler Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a delegate to the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence. As two other Maryland communities were also named Carrollton, a voter referendum on May 2, 1966 approved the renaming of the community to New Carrollton.


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