New Carrollton is a city located in central Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 12,135. New Carrollton is located 10 miles (16 km) east of central Washington, D.C. The Mayor of New Carrollton is Phelecia Nembhard. Elected in 2020, Mayor Nembhard is the first Black mayor of New Carrollton and the first woman elected as mayor. New Carrollton is built on the former estate of a horse racing figure, Edward L. Mahoney. After Mahoney’s death in 1957, the land was acquired by developer Albert W. Turner, who sought to create a planned suburb. He had received a charter for a City of Carrollton from the Maryland General Assembly four years earlier, on April 11, 1953.
Carrollton was named after early Maryland settler Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a delegate to the Continental Congress and signatory of the Declaration of Independence. As two other Maryland communities were also named Carrollton, a voter referendum on May 2, 1966, approved the renaming of the community to New Carrollton. The most prominent highway serving New Carrollton is Interstate 95/Interstate 495 (the Capital Beltway). I-495 follows the Capital Beltway around Washington, D.C., providing access to its many other suburbs. I-95 only follows the eastern portion of the beltway, diverging away from the beltway near both its north and south sides.
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