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Eagle Harbor, Maryland
Location of Eagle Harbor, Maryland
Location of Eagle Harbor, Maryland
Country United States United States
State  Maryland
County Prince George's
Incorporated 1929
 • Total 0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
 • Land 0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
13 ft (4 m)
 • Total 67
 • Density 549.18/sq mi (211.70/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 301, 240
FIPS code 24-24200
GNIS feature ID 0597360

Eagle Harbor is an incorporated town in the far southeast corner of Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, and near the rural community of Aquasco that is known as a historic African American community founded in 1925. Per the 2020 census, the population was 67. The Chalk Point Generating Station, owned by NRG Energy, which was sold to Mirant by the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) in 2000, is located adjacent to the town.


Eagle Harbor is located at 38°34′0″N 76°41′13″W / 38.56667°N 76.68694°W / 38.56667; -76.68694 (38.566709, -76.686841).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2), all of it land.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Eagle Harbor has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Eagle Harbor was originally known as Trueman Point, a river port established in the early 18th century to serve as a shipping point for tobacco plantations located in the Aquasco area. In 1747, it was considered by the Maryland colony as an official tobacco inspection station, but it never realized that designation. In 1817, George Weems established the Weems Steamboat Company, connecting Trueman Point to other landings along the Patuxent River. He also built a tobacco warehouse, and ships routinely stopped at Trueman Landing. The steamboat traffic continued into the 1930s. Trueman Point Landing is a local historic site identified by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Located just 30 miles (48 km) from Washington, D.C., in 1925, developer Walter L. Bean purchased land adjoining Trueman Point with the vision of creating a resort community for middle class African Americans from the area. Lots were offered for $50.00 or less, and the community was advertised as "a high class summer colony for the better people." After a number of summer cottages were constructed, the community incorporated as the town of Eagle Harbor in 1929.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 3
1940 2 −33.3%
1950 7 250.0%
1960 15 114.3%
1970 14 −6.7%
1980 45 221.4%
1990 38 −15.6%
2000 55 44.7%
2010 63 14.5%
2020 67 6.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Eagle Harbor town, Maryland – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 5 19 7.94% 28.36%
Black or African American alone (NH) 58 35 92.06% 52.24%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Asian alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 0 1 0.00% 1.49%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 0 8 0.00% 11.94%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 0 4 0.00% 5.97%
Total 63 67 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 63 people, 22 households, and 16 families living in the town. The population density was 525.0 inhabitants per square mile (202.7/km2). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 483.3 per square mile (186.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 7.9% White and 92.1% African American.

There were 22 households, of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.38.

The median age in the town was 47.8 years. 28.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 1.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.3% were from 25 to 44; 39.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.


Residents who live in Eagle Harbor are zoned to Prince George's County Public Schools:

  • Baden Elementary School
  • Gwynn Park Middle School
  • Gwynn Park High School


2018-10-17 12 47 33 View southwest along Trueman Point Road at Patuxent Boulevard in Eagle Harbor, Prince George's County, Maryland
Trueman Point Road, the largest road in Eagle Harbor

The only method of transportation to Eagle Point is by road. No state highways serve the town. The main road within Eagle Harbor is Trueman Point Road. Ending at Trueman Point along the Patuxent River, it extends southwest, becoming Eagle Harbor Road, and connects with Maryland Route 381.

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