Croom, Maryland

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Croom
Census-designated place
Croom is located in Maryland
Croom
Croom
Location within the state of Maryland
Coordinates: 38°45′9″N 76°45′50″W / 38.75250°N 76.76389°W / 38.75250; -76.76389Coordinates: 38°45′9″N 76°45′50″W / 38.75250°N 76.76389°W / 38.75250; -76.76389
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Prince George's
Area
 • Total 91.7 km2 (35.4 sq mi)
 • Land 88.6 km2 (34.2 sq mi)
 • Water 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,631
 • Density 29/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 597296

Croom is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census it had a population of 2,631.[2] It largely consists of former tobacco farms and forests converting to Washington, DC bedroom subdivisions such as nearby Marlton. The main (Jug Bay Natural Area) part of Patuxent River Park is in Croom.

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church dates to colonial times and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. Other buildings on the National Register of Historic Places located at Croom are the John W. Coffren House and Store, Bellefields, Brookefield of the Berrys, Mattaponi (John Bowie Jr. House), and Waverly.[3] Various members of the Bowie family including Maryland Governor Robert Bowie lived in both Croom and adjacent Nottingham, and Stephanie Roper was a Croom resident.

The Columbia Air Center was located in Croom from 1941-1956.[4] It was among the first African-American owned airports in the United States.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Croom has a total area of 35.4 square miles (91.7 km2), of which 34.2 square miles (88.6 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), or 3.43%, is water.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Croom, Maryland
  2. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Croom CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (June 2010). Approved Historic Sites and District Plan. p. 153. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Croom CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ Spencer, Richard Henry (1919). Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland. New York: American Historical Society. p. 392. ISBN 0-8328-5943-5.