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Old Town

Huntington was founded during the early 18th century. It was renamed Bowie after the Civil War, when the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad built a depot here, part of its westward expansion. The name Bowie came from the president of the B&P Company, and later governor of Maryland, Oden Bowie.

With the huge post-World War II economic boom, the town expanded dramatically, especially when the Levitt Corporation began residential development here (one of the famed "Levittowns" of the 1950s).

In the process of all this development, the countryside surrounding the city all but disappeared. But a number of historic sites remain.

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  • Pros:A number of interesting places to see
  • Cons:Out of the way for most visitors
  • In a nutshell:Good place for a day trip from Baltimore or Washington
  • Last visit to Bowie: Jun 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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