Waysons Corner, Maryland

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Waysons Corner, Maryland
The Patuxent River flows past Waysons Corner
The Patuxent River flows past Waysons Corner
Waysons Corner is located in Maryland
Waysons Corner
Waysons Corner
Coordinates: 38°48′40″N 76°42′09″W / 38.81111°N 76.70250°W / 38.81111; -76.70250Coordinates: 38°48′40″N 76°42′09″W / 38.81111°N 76.70250°W / 38.81111; -76.70250
Country United States
State Maryland
County Anne Arundel
Elevation
14 m (46 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)410 & 443
GNIS feature ID588941[1]

Waysons Corner is an unincorporated community in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States 2.6 miles (4.2 km) east of Upper Marlboro. Waysons Corner is located at the junction of Maryland Route 408 and Maryland Route 4 (Southern Maryland Boulevard), where the latter changes names to Pennsylvania Avenue.

Geography[edit]

Waysons Corner is five miles west of Lothian but hosts the current "Lothian" post office and is in the current Lothian postal zip code area.

History[edit]

In the 1950s, a bingo and slots machine parlor was opened in a warehouse here. When gambling was outlawed in Maryland in the 1960s, the Wayson family kept the bingo business running as Wayson's Bingo in a 750-seat hall.[2] Las Vegas business magnate Steve Wynn, whose resorts on the Las Vegas Strip include The Mirage, Bellagio, Wynn, Treasure Island and Golden Nugget, got his start in gambling by managing the bingo hall here.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waysons Corner". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A56500-2004Dec10.html