Introduction to District Heights, Maryland
District Heights, Maryland, in Prince Georges county, is 8 miles E of Washington, D.C.
District Heights History
District Heights was originally a farm land owned by Major Leander P. Williams. Joseph Tepper, Henry Oxenberg, Simon Gordon, David L. Blanken, Gilbert Leventhal and Simon Gerber purchased the land in 1925. The city was incorporated on May 4, 1936. Jack C. Sims, the city’s first African American mayor, was elected in 1997.
District Heights and nearby Attractions
- Six Flags America
- U.S. Botanic Garden
- Rosaryville State Park
- National Museum of the American Indian
- Airmen Memorial Museum
- United States National Arboretum
Things To Do In District Heights
Local museums include the National Museum of the American Indian, the Surratt Museum, the Airmen Memorial Museum, the National Gallery of Art and the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture. The U.S. Botanic Garden, the United States National Arboretum and Six Flags America are other popular nearby recreational spots. The Rosaryville State Park and Anacostia Park are some of the local parks.
District Heights Transportation
Washington Reagan National is the nearest major airport.
District Heights Higher Education
The University of Maryland, Catholic University and Prince Georges Community College are some of the local colleges and universities.