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A Taste of Fort Washington, Maryland

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT FORT WASHINGTON?

  1. Fort Washington is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland. It borders the capital of the United States of America, Washington, D.C., situated just south of the downtown district. It is a prosperous community with an African American majority population. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 23,717. The Fort Washington community is located west of Maryland Route 210, with some additional area to the east of the highway.

  2. The community is named for Fort Washington, which upon its completion in 1809 was the only defensive fort protecting Washington, D.C. The fort is a stone structure and offered a good field of range for cannon fire at enemy advances on the Potomac River. During the War of 1812, the fort was quickly abandoned during a British advance. In 1844, a cannon exploded on the USS Princeton as it was passing Fort Washington. During World War II, the US Army's Adjutant General's School was located at the fort, and had billeting for 362 officers and 2,526 enlisted persons.

    The site is now part of a very extensive park with views of the Potomac River and hiking paths. It is a scenic place for picnicking, fishing and outdoor recreation. (Admission is free to people entering after business hours and before sunset.)

  3. Near the fort are many riverfront homes, two marinas, two community pools, and the Tantallon country club and golf course. The area was rural until about 1960 when suburban growth began and is continuing to grow, adding new, large family homes in small developments next to older existing developments. Until the founding of the Oxon Hill post office about 1960, the Fort Washington area generally used the mailing address Washington, D.C., except for the few years that Friendly had a post office. About 1980 the postal service split the Fort Washington area from Oxon Hill, defining it as a separate town name. At that time, to make mail sorting easier, they drew the boundary between the two communities to conform to already existing zip code boundaries. The end result sometimes confuses people, since the northern end of the Fort Washington postal area identifies more with the communities Oxon Hill or Temple Hills / Camp Springs but still uses a Fort Washington mailing address.

  4. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) maintains the Harmony Hall Regional Center, including the John Addison Concert Hall, site of community theater ("Tantallon Community Players"), art shows, frequent concerts, and a variety of classes for all ages. A YMCA fitness center opened in 2005. The 12,000-member Ebenezer A.M.E. Church is noteworthy, as is a large nursery/landscaping business and a popular motorcycle shop. There is a small 50-bed hospital (Fort Washington Hospital). Many highly successful African-Americans live in Fort Washington; there are also some Ethiopian residents and a large, long-established ethnic Filipino population.

  5. As of 2000 the median income for a household in the CDP was $81,177, and the median income for a family was $88,374 (these figures had risen to $105,475 and $111,227 as of a 2007 estimate.

Radio Stations
WCSP 90.1 FM Washington, DC News/Talk
WERQ 92.3 FM Baltimore, MD Hip Hop
WWXT 92.7 FM Prince Frederick, MD Sports
WKYS 93.9 FM Washington, DC Urban Contemporary
WRBS 95.1 FM Baltimore, MD Christian Contemporary
WPGC 95.5 FM Morningside, MD Hip Hop
WHUR 96.3 FM Washington, DC Urban Contemporary
WNEW 99.1 FM Bowie, MD News
WIHT 99.5 FM Washington, DC Top-40
WMMJ 102.3 FM Bethesda, MD Urban Contemporary
WTOP 103.5 FM Washington, DC News
WPRS 104.1 FM Waldorf, MD Gospel Music
WAVA 105.1 FM Arlington, VA Religious
WMAL 105.9 FM Woodbridge, VA News/Talk
WJFK 106.7 FM Manassas, VA Sports
WWWT 107.7 FM Manassas, VA News

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Demographics of Fort Washington, Maryland

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

13.40%

70.6%

0.2%

9.2%

6.6%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Fort Washington, Maryland


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Beauty Within Salon LLC -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 7119 Allentown Rd Ste. 104,, Fort Washington, MD 20744 (240) 786-7053  - (visit website)

  2. Blessings Hair Braidings -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 9400 Livingston Rd Ste 105, Fort Washington, MD 20744 (301) 265-0444

  3. Custom Virgin Hair -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 9406 Sandy Creek Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744 (240) 286-3095  - (visit website)

  4. Miracles -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 7111 Allentown Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744 (301) 449-1200  - (visit website)

  5. Tonya's Hair Etc. Presents Beautiful Friday & Day Spa -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 3206 Lucille Dr, Fort Washington, MD 20744 (301) 265-1805  - (visit website)

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Alpha Technology Group -  Category: Technology Services -   8507 Oxon Hill Road Fort Washington, Maryland 20744 (301) 632-5581  - (visit website)

  2. Big Lee's Auto-Home Locksmith -  Category: Locksmith Services -   102 Swan Creek Road Fort Washington, Maryland 20744 (240) 476-8983

  3. 1flysuits.com -  Category: Apparel -   1flysuits.com, offer the newest styles for Men and Women Business Suits, Church Suits and Mens Walking Suits, with the highest quality, every season, every day. Choose from over 400 current styles of mens dress suits, urban suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, walking suits, dress shoes, boys suits, coats and accessory items.   - 9405 Dania Court Fort Washington, Maryland (240) 491-2055  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Smokeshack Ribs Restaurant -  Category: Barbeque Restaurants -   9119 Livingston Rd Fort Washington, MD 20744 (301) 248-8200   - (reviews)

  2. Joplin 360 -  Category: Southern/Soul -  Live Music   - 10707 Indian Head Highway Fort Washington, MD 20744 (301) 357-5184

  3. Proud Mary Restaurant & Bar -  Category: Seafood, American, Southern/Soul -     - 13600 King Charles Ter Fort Washington, MD 20744 (301) 292-5521

  4. Taste Buds II -  Category: Caribbean, African -   946 Swan Creek Rd E Fort Washington, MD 20744 (301) 203-6171

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CHURCHES



  1. Ebenezer AME Church -  7707 Allentown Rd Fort Washington, MD 20744 (301) 248-8833   - (visit website)

Riverside Baptist Church, Ft Washington, Maryland   Riverside Baptist Church, Ft Washington, Maryland (video)
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