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Cheltenham
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Prince George's
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID 597222

Cheltenham is an unincorporated community in Prince George's County, in southern Maryland, United States, adjacent to U.S. Highway 301.

Baltimore merchant, banker, and philanthropist Enoch Pratt (1808-1896) established the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library in 1882-1886 (the country's first circulating public library system), the Southern Maryland Farmers Market, and the Maryland Veterans Cemetery. Pratt founded The juvenile correctional facility in Cheltenham as a "House of Reformation for Colored Children" in the 1890s on his former farm property.

Nearby is the Marlton housing development.

It is named after Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in England.

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