The Patuxent River forms the eastern boundary of Croom
|Country||United States of America|
|• Total||91.7 km2 (35.4 sq mi)|
|• Land||88.6 km2 (34.2 sq mi)|
|• Water||3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)|
|• 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. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 2,631. 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), St. Thomas' Episcopal Parish Historic District, and Waverly.
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.
- William Duckett Bowie (1803–1873), American politician
- Maryland Governor Robert Bowie
- Stephanie Roper, noted victim of crime
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Croom, Maryland
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- Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (June 2010). "Approved Historic Sites and District Plan" (PDF): 153. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
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