Londontowne, Maryland

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Londontowne is a census-designated place (CDP) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. The population was 7,595 at the 2000 census.

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History

London Town was a colonial seaport town founded in 1683 near Annapolis. It was once considered as the site for the capital of Maryland, a state of the United States of America. It was as prominent a city in trade as Annapolis and Williamsburg, Virginia. A series of events, including its non-selection as a tobacco inspection station, economic depression, and the Revolutionary War caused it to decline and, by the 19th century, disappear.

Speculation exists that the South River Club's first clubhouse was built here.[1]

Today, a public museum and archeology lab and several of its buildings and the grounds have been reconstructed. The London Town Publik House, also known as Londontowne Public House, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and further has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Geography

Londontowne is located at 38°56′10″N 76°33′15″W / 38.93611°N 76.55417°W / 38.93611; -76.55417 (38.936062, -76.554276)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it (20.11%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,595 people, 2,927 households, and 2,040 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,517.3 people per square mile (971.0/km²). There were 3,095 housing units at an average density of 1,025.8/sq mi (395.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.89% White, 1.97% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.

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