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Prince Frederick
Calvert County, Maryland


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History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Prince Frederick is approximately 1,432 (2000), 2538 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 617 (1990), 1038 (2010).
The amount of land area in Prince Frederick is 17.868 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Prince Frederick is 3.26 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Prince Frederick to Washington DC is 34 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 29 miles. (as the crow flies)
Prince Frederick is positioned 38.54 degrees north of the equator and 76.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Prince Frederick elevation is 138 feet above sea level.
Prince Frederick per capita income is $ 21,868 (2000).
Prince Frederick median income is $ 28,600 (2005).
The Prince Frederick median home price is $ 333,400 (2005).


in southern Maryland about 38 miles from Washington, DC and about 141 miles from Philadelphia. Other nearby communities include Huntingtown, Eagle Harbor, St Leonard, Golden Beach, Calvert Beach-Long Beach, Chesapeake Beach, Owings and North Beach.
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History & History Related Items

Prince Frederick was designated the county seat of Calvert County in 1722. The administrators pointed out the area known as Williamsí Old Field as the place for the new courthouse. The new building was completed in 1732. It is thought the town was named for the Prince of Wales who ruled at the time of the formation of the town.

During the War of 1812, the town was burned by the British Admiral Cochrane and it burned again in 1882 when a large fire destroyed both the courthouse and most of the town. The courthouse was rebuilt on the same site and it still used today.

Prince Frederick, though not incorporated, was designated as a town center by the county government in 1984. This meant that rules and regulations would be established to monitor growth in both the commercial and residential districts.

An F4 Tornado came through the southern area of Prince Frederick on 28 April 2002, killing one person. Other nearby areas were also greatly affected by the storm.
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Calvert County Attractions and Visitor Services
Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
Phone: 410-535-4583
Phone: 301-855-1880
Toll-free: 800-331-9771
TDD: 800-735-2258

Calvert County Farmers Market
Rt. 4, North
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

The Calvert County Fair is held every fall at the Calvert County Fairgrounds just outside Prince Frederick.
The fair moved from its original location in downtown Prince Frederick in 1994

Arthur Storer Planetarium
Calvert High School Campus
600 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
Phone: 410-535-7339
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Economy & Industry

varied and thriving. Here is the website for the Calvert County Department of Economic Development
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Prince Frederick City Government

Prince Frederick is an unincorporated community within Calvert County. As such, it is governed by the county. It is known as a CDP (Census Designated Place) by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Prince Frederick has its own Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad

Prince Frederick Chamber

Calvert County Chamber of Commerce
120 Dares Beach Road (physical location)
PO Box 9
Prince Frederick, MD 20678-0009
Phone: 410-535-2577

Prince Frederick Organizations

Calvert County Chamber of Commerce
120 Dares Beach Road (physical location)
PO Box 9
Prince Frederick, MD 20678-0009
Phone: 410-535-2577

Prince Frederick Libraries

Calvert County Public Libraries
Main Library, Prince Frederick (410) 535-0291

Prince Frederick Schools

Calvert County Public Schools
1305 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
Phone: 410-535-1700
Calvert High School
600 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

College of Southern Maryland
115 J.W. Williams Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
To speak to an operator: 443-550-6000
FAX: 443-550-6100
Automated attendant: 443-550-6199 Prince Frederick


The population of Prince Frederick was:
1990 - 1,885
2000 - 1,432

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 617
2000 - 616

Median age:
2000 - 39.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 22,321
2005 - $ 28,600

Median house value:
2000 - $ 161,400
2005 - $ 333,400

Prince Frederick is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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