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Piscataway, Maryland

Full namePiscataway
Settlement typeUnincorporated community
CountryUnited States
CountyPrince George's
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID597903

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Piscataway is an unincorporated community in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. It is one of the oldest European-colonized communities in the state. The Piscataway Creek provided sea transportation for export of tobacco.

Piscataway was created in 1706 when the colonial Maryland Legislature authorized surveying and laying out the towns of Queen Anne Town, Nottingham, Mill Town, Piscataway, Aire (also known as Broad Creek) and Upper Marlboro (then known as Marlborough Town).

In 1747, the legislature tried to improve the quality and the method of marketing tobacco, then the major crop of the area. It established a formal system of tobacco inspection and quality control. The town was home to one of seven state tobacco warehouses built in Prince George's County. A "Committee of Correspondence" plotted local actions for the American Revolution in Piscataway. One famous resident was William Marbury, involved in a famous early Supreme Court case.

During Prohibition in the 1920s, the area was known for the production and sale of moonshine. Some of the product was moved by boat to other areas along the Chesapeake Bay. The creek is now silted in and no longer navigable.

The St. Mary's Catholic Church, school, and cemetery are a prominent feature of the community. The complex includes the small 1904 church and a larger 1988 sanctuary. Its parish boundaries cover the largest territory of any Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Washington, including portions of five separate postal towns/communities.

A number of historic houses still survive in the middle of the little town, including a former hotel/tavern, although the last business (a small store) closed in the 1970s. A large development called "The Preserve" is partially opened and is eventually planned to have 1,100 single-family homes. A short bypass road recently opened around the community.

The poem "The Sot-Weed Factor," by Ebenezer Cooke, mentions details of life in Piscataway during ancient times. The same subject was the subject of a novel by the same name by John Barth.

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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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