Bowie (UK) Bowie, [ b u i ]) is a city located in Prince George's County, Maryland. The population in the 2010 census was 54,727. Bowie has grown from a small railway station to the largest town in Prince George's County, and in Maryland, it is ranked fifth in population and third in area.
|City of Bowie, Maryland|
Photo taken in January 2008 from the intersection of Bowie's Old Town, Maryland State Route 564 and Chapel Avenue
| Slogan: |
"Growth, Unification and Progress"
the location of Prince George's County in Maryland and Bowie City in the same county
|county||Prince George County|
|- Mayor||G. Frederick Robinson|
|· Total||18.51mi2 (47.94 km2)|
|· Land||18.43mi2 (47.73 km2)|
|- Water surface||0.08mi2 (0.21 km2)|
| - Estimate|
|· Density||2,969.5/mi2 (1,146.5/km2)|
|equal time||UTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time)|
|· Daylight saving time||UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight Time)|
|Postal code|| |
|GNIS feature ID||0597104|
The existence of Bowie City is on the railroad. In 1853, William Dachet Bowie received a certification from the Maryland State Council to build a railroad in the southern part of the state. In 1869, Baltimore and Potomac Railway Company started building a railroad from Baltimore to the southern part of the state and ending with Pope Creek. The area was already interspersed with small farms and large tobacco plantations, dependent on agriculture and slavery for the economy. In 1870, Ben Prum, a land speculator and developer, sold construction land near the railway connection point and named the city Huntington City. By 1872, the railway was completed, and the entire railway that ran through the southern part of Maryland was completed in 1873, with a branch line for Washington D.C.
Huntington City, a son of William Dukett Bowie, was renamed in honor of Auden Bowie, the co-owner. Auden Bowie was the president of the Baltimore and Potomac Railway at that time, and before that he had served as Governor of Maryland. In 1880, the town was recertified as a bowie. In the early years, the land was divided into more than 500 construction zones, and large towns were constructed at the junction of the main line for the southern part of the state of the Baltimore and Potomac Railway and the branch line for Washington D.C.
By 1902 the Baltimore and Potomac Railway had been bought by the powerful Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1908, the Washington Baltimore and Anapolis Electric Railway's streetcar line started operating and became the second railway in the town. Large inter-city trains enabled high speed transportation to the area, and trains ran continuously. High Bridge, Hilmede and Race Track were among the stations in the Bois area.
In 1914, the South Maryland Agricultural Association built the Bowie Race Track at the point where the two railway lines were connected. The truck made it possible for Belea Studs of the stables to become a first-class neighborhood in Maryland to raise Thoroughbred. In 1914, a college called the Normal School was also built for African americans, just outside the town to train teachers. This school is now Bowian State University. The town of Bowie was incorporated in 1916.
Belea at Bowie
In 1957, a company of William Levitrebit and Sons acquired the nearby Belea Estate, or the plantation of Samuel Ogle, the Governor of the Maryland Colony, and developed a residential area called the Belea at Bowie. Two years later, the town of Bowie merged the assets of Levitt and became a juridical person again in 1963 as a city with a large area. Today, an overwhelming majority of the residents of Bowie City live in the Levitt's 1960s planning city, with street names listed in alphabetical order. The long history of Levitt and Sands prohibiting the sale of houses to African-American people (including when the owner resold them) led to a protest in the 1963 civil rights movement.
The original Belea Estate had a residence (built around 1745) owned by Governor Samuel Ogle and his son, Governor Benjamin Ogle. It was a Georgian plantation house consisting of five parts. In 1898, a wealthy banker James T. Woodward bought it, and when he died in 1910, his nephew William Woodward Sr. succeeded him and this nephew became a famous horse breeder. This residence was restored to its 250-year history and is designated as the National Register of Historic Places of the United States.
The Belea stables in Este were part of the Belea Stud, one of the main thoroughbred stables from the 1930s to the 1950s. It was owned by William Woodward Senior (1876-1953) but was closed in 1957 when his son Billy Woodward died. Belea was the country's oldest consecutive thoroughbred horse farm. It is said that the blood line of Belea's horse runs through all the current races.
The city area is 16 square miles (41 km2) and the population is about 50,000 people, of which nearly 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) are preserved as parks and open spaces. There are 72 ball game halls, three community centers, an ice arena at Allen Pond Park, a Bowie Town Center, an 800-seat theater, a 150-seat theater, a golf course, and three museums.
The history of Bowie as a railway town is on display at the Huntington Railway Museum, which restored the railway station. In 2006, the building of the Bowie Architectural Association, a small brick building built around 1930, was reopened
Bowie is based in Bowie Baysox, a member of the Class AA Eastern League, which is affiliated with the baseball Baltimore Orioles and is a minor league. As of 2015, he has held a home game at Prince George's Stadium.
In recent years, the Senior Citizen Center has been established, and a gymnasium for community activities has also been constructed.
Bowie City is located at 38 degrees 57 minutes 53 seconds north latitude 76 degrees 44 minutes 40 seconds west longitude / 38.96472 degrees north latitude 76.74444 degrees west longitude / 38.96472 degrees west longitude;(38.964727, -76.744531).
According to the National Census Bureau, the total area of the city is 18.51 square miles (47.94 km2), of which land area is 18.43 square miles (47.73 km2), water area is 0.08 square miles (0.21 km 2) and water area is 0.43%.
- Glendale (Census-designated area (CDP), northwest)
- Crofton (CDP, Northeast)
- Davidson Ville (East, an unincorporated town in Aranander County)
- Queen Anne (CDP, Southeast)
- Blockhole (CDP, South)
- Kettering (CDP, Southwest)
- Woodmore (CDP, Southwest)
- Fairwood (CDP, Southwest)
20715, 20716, 20717, 20718, 20719, 20720, 20721
The climate of the Bowian region is characterized by hot and humid summer and warm or cold winter, and the climate of Keppen is characterized by warm wet climate and the symbol is 'Cfa'.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
The following is demographic data from the 2010 census.
Households and family (number of households)
Income and household finances (estimated 2007)
The Bowie is run by a government of the City Government Commission and manager system as stipulated in the City Charter. This means that the mayor and the Municipal Government Commission will formulate policies, enact the ordinance, vote on budget allocations, and exercise full control over the city government.
The main police station is the Bowie police station. It is also supported by the Prince George's County Police, the Maryland Metropolitan Park Police Station and the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office.
Despite the low crime rate, Bowie was prominent in crime activities.
Michael Bray, who was a vicar of the Reform Lutheran Church in Buoi, conspired between January 1984 and January 1985 to bomb 10 hospitals and offices that support abortion in three states and the District of Columbia. This crime led to the imprisonment for almost four years.
On October 7, 2002, a 13-year-old boy, Iran Brown, was shot and seriously injured by a sniper just after getting out of the car in front of Benjamin Tusker Middle School in Bois. This was one of a series of murders and attempted murders called Beltway sniper attacks.
A year average of 91 car thieves have broken out in Bowie. This is a low number compared to the surrounding area.
According to the 2012 Comprehensive Financial Report, the major employers in the city are as follows:
|rank||employer||number of employees|
|1||inovalone||2,500 people (as of March 3025)|
|2||Prince George's County Public School District||1,063|
elementary secondary education
Public education in Bowie is under the jurisdiction of Prince George's County Public Education District.
The residents are divided into two school districts: one for Benjamin Tusker Middle School and the other for Samuel Ogle Middle School. High school is Bowie High School.
There are eight elementary schools including Ah Heather Hills Elementary School. There are two special education centers: Chapel Forge and C. Elizabeth League. The Vocational Engineering School is at Tall Oaks High School.
The following private schools are located in Bowie.
- Ascension Daycare and Kindergarten
- Belea Baptiste Christian Academy
- Bowie Montezsoli Children's House
- Christian Community Presbyterian Church Day School
- Corner Stone Christian Academy
- Cresthill Christian Academy
- Grace Christian School
- Holly Trinity Episcopal Church Day School
- Patakst Montezsoli School
- Lidimmer Children's Day Care Center
- St. Matthews Early Education Center
- St. Pius XV Community School (8th grade from kindergarten)
higher education institution
The State University of Bowie was opened in 1865 and is located in northern Bowie
well known native
- Eva Cassidy, Singer, Lyricist, Guitarist
|Team Name||sport||affiliated league||winning streak||game venue|
|Bowie Baysox||Baseball||Eastern League, Western Division||0||Prince George's Stadium|
The table below is a historic site in and around Bowii, and is certified by the Maryland Metropolitan Park Planning Commission.
|historic site name||image||Location||registration number||Remarks|
|1||House of Bellea||Tulip Globe and Belea Drive||71B-004||1977-09-16 Designated as National Register of Historic Places in the United States|
|2||Belea Stable||Belea Drive||71B-005||1973-05-08, designated as the National Register of Historic Places in the United States|
|1||Bowie Railroad Building||Chestnut Avenue 8614||71B-002-09||1998-11-04, designated as the National Register of Historic Places of the United States|
|4||Boiden Residence||Hillmead Road 6501||71A-034|
|5||Fair Running (Manor House)||7704 Laurel Bowie Road||71B-015|
|6||Fairview Plantation||Fairview Vista Drive 4600||71A-013|
|7||Don S. S. Goodlow Residence||Jericho Park Road 13809||71A-030||Designated as National Register of Historic Places of the United States of America, 1988-10-13, Historic Places of African-American Historic Places|
|8||Governor's Bridge||Governor's Bridge Road||74B-001||historical American civil engineering record|
Historic Trust of Maryland
|9||Harmon-Phelps||Maple Avenue 8706||71B-002-08|
|10||Holly Trinity Episcopal Church||Anapolis Road 13104||71A-009a|
|11||Clergyman Church of Holly Trinity Episcopal||Anapolis Road 13106||71A-009b|
|12||Ingersoll Residence||9006 Laurel-Bouillet||71A-003|
|13||Knights of St. John Hall||No. 12 13004||71B-002-23|
|14||Melford Residence||17107 Melford Avenue||71B-016||It is designated as a National Register of Historic Places in the United States, and also designated as a Mitchell Building.|
|15||Mitchell Building Owner's House and Site||2608 Mitcherville Road||71B-007|
|16||Ryan Residence||11-dori 13125||71B-002-03|
|17||Cathedral-Heart Catholic Church||Anapolis Road 16101||71A-019||the place where the Catholic Church was organized for the first time in the United States, John Carroll, the first priest in the United States, petitioned and named by the Vatican|
|18||Albert Smith Residence||Laurel-Bouillet 9201||71A-002|
|19||St. James's Episcopal Chapel||No. 8 13010||71B-002-05|
|20||Straining House||Seventh Street 13005||71B-002-01|
|21||Williams Plains||White Marsh Recreation Park||71B-003||1980-11-28, designated as the National Register of Historic Places in the United States|
- Allen Pond Park
- Foxhill Park
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- ^ "The Prince George's Hall of Fame". Prince George's County Historical Society. Archived from original as of September 24, 2007. Read on August 16, 2007.
- ^ "Prince George's County: Over 300 years of History - Oden Bowie". Prince George's County Historical Society. Read on October 2, 2007.
- ^ Wilson, William Bender (1895). History of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company: With Plan of Organization. Henry T. Coates & Company. p. 279
- ^ Wilson, William Bender (1895). History of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company: With Plan of Organization. Henry T. Coates & Company. pp. 333-334
- ^ "Governor's Information: Maryland Governor Oden Bowie". National Governors Association. Archived from original as of February 7, 2009. Read on October 2, 2007.
- ^ Suburban Legend WILLIAM LEVITT
- ^ http://www.bowiecenter.org
- ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau (February 12, 2011). On April 23, 2011:
- ^ Climate Summary for Bowie, Maryland
- ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Read on June 4, 2015.
- ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Read on June 24, 2015.
- ^ Sanchez, Rene (January 15, 1999). "Abortion Foes' Internet Site on Trial". Washington Post (The Washington Post): pp. A03
- ^ "10 Years Later: Profiles of Sniper Victims". WUSA 9. CBS (October 2, 2012). Read on May 4, 2013. "The sniper's eighth victim was a 13-year-old boy who was shot in the abdomen October 7 after his aunt dropped him off at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Prince George's County. His aunt, a nurse, rushed him to a hospital clinic in Bowie. He was airlifted to a Washington hospital, where doctors removed his spleen and parts of his stomach and pancreas."
- ^ "Bowie, MD Vehicle Theft Statistics". On August 30, 2015
- ^ "(PDF)". On August 30, 2015
- ^ Songbird Sherri Dalphonse, Washingtonian, May 1, 2001. Retrieved on September 3, 2013.
- ^ M-NCPPC Illustrated Inventory of Historic Sites (Prince George's County, Maryland), 2006 Archived July 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine..
- ^ Lavoie, Catherine C. (1992). Historic American Engineering Record, Governor's Bridge, HAER NO. MD-85. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, Department of the Interior. pp. 1, 2
- ^ Maryland Historical Trust Property Number PG-74B-1 & AA-85I, Maryland Inventory of Historic Bridgeshttp://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagsere/se1/se5/018000/018900/018913/pdf/msa_se5_18913.pdf January 5, 2013.
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