Cheltenham, Maryland

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Cheltenham
Unincorporated community
Cheltenham is located in Maryland
Cheltenham
Cheltenham
Location within the state of Maryland
Cheltenham is located in the US
Cheltenham
Cheltenham
Cheltenham (the US)
Coordinates: 38°44′8″N 76°49′35″W / 38.73556°N 76.82639°W / 38.73556; -76.82639Coordinates: 38°44′8″N 76°49′35″W / 38.73556°N 76.82639°W / 38.73556; -76.82639
Country United States of America
State Maryland
County Prince George's
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID597222

Cheltenham is an unincorporated community in Prince George's County, in southern Maryland, United States, adjacent to U.S. Highway 301. It is named after Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in England.

The Cheltenham Youth Detention Center, a juvenile correctional facility, was founded in the 1870s as a "House of Reformation for Colored Children" by Baltimore merchant, banker, and philanthropist Enoch Pratt on his former farm property.[1] Cheltenham is also home to the Southern Maryland Regional Farmers Market, and the Cheltenham State Veterans Cemetery, along with many scenic farms and woods.

Nearby is the Marlton housing development.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barbic, Kari. "Enoch Pratt". Philanthropy Roundtable. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cheltenham, Maryland