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Largo is an unincorporated area in greater Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Part of Prince George's County, the census-designated place (CDP), is close to the neighborhoods of Kettering, Lake Arbor, Summerfield, Westphalia, and Westphalia Estates. As of the 2010 census, it has a population of 10,709.
The area of Largo was named after the Largo Plantation owned by the Beall family – which is said to be named after Largo Bay in Scotland. In 1745, the property was sold to John Contee. For decades, there have been talks of moving the county seat from Upper Marlboro to Largo because the area had a more central location and access to the Washington Metro network. However, the President of the Maryland Senate, Thomas V. Mile Miller Jr., has since expressed his opposition to the area.
Largo is served by the Prince George's County Public Schools District. Families with children living in the area are divided between Arrowhead Elementary School, Ketting Elementary School and Lake Arbor Elementary School. Most of the area is zoned to Kettering Middle School; the parts that aren't are zoned to Ernest Everett Just Middle School. The whole area is designated to Largo High School.
Prince George's Community College is a post-secondary education serving the residents of Prince George's County and its surrounding areas. Its main campus is located in the Largo area, sitting adjacent to Largo High School at the intersection of Campus Way S. and Largo Rd.
Established in 1958, the public community college consists of 68 academic degree programs, 34 professional certificate programs and 43 student clubs and organizations. Notable former students of the college are actor Peter Bergman, poet and teacher Reginald Dwayne Betts, cartoonist Frank Cho, professional golfer Fred Funk, singer-songwriter Ginuwine, 26th Secretary of State of Georgia Karen Handel, politician Andrea Harrison, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia Cathy L. Lanier, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund founder Jan C. Scruggs, and NBA executive Troy Weaver.
Mount Lubentia is a historic house built in the 1750s on Largo Rd. The 2 and 1/2-story Flemish bond brick house is of the Georgian/Federal architectural style and elegantly detailed. From 1771 to 1773, the house was occupied by the Reverand Johnathan Boucher. It was later renovated by Enoch Magruder and his son, Dennis of Harmony Hall, in the late 1790s. In the 1970s, an octagonal frame dairy was moved onto the property from a former plantation nearby. It serves as the best example of an architecturally conscious domestic outbuilding of the 1700s in the county. On July 9, 1987, Mount Lubentia was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
Largo Plaza is a shopping mall bounded by Largo Rd., Campus Way S., and Central Ave. Catering to residents in the area, it offers a Giant Food, Five Below, Starbucks, Essence Hair Boutique, Banfield Pet Hospital, Lowe's Home Improvement, PetSmart, Xfinity Store by Comcast. Ledo Pizza, Target, and many more. Also located within the same lot as Largo Plaza is the Kettering Plaza.
Southwest Branch Stream Valley Park is a park on Harry S. Truman Dr. that started from Interstate 495 to White House Rd. Larger than a football field, it is owned and operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. The park was created to help preserve the Southwest Branch Western Branch Patuxent River. Visitors can enjoy nature and take walks or excessive on its unpaved trails.
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