kids encyclopedia robot

Glassmanor, Maryland facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Prince George's
 • Total 6.1 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
 • Land 6.1 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
 • Water 0.0 km2 (0 sq mi)
 • Total 17,295
 • Density 2,835/km2 (7,340/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID 597451

Glassmanor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 17,295. Prior to 2010, the United States Census Bureau had placed Glassmanor and the adjacent community of Oxon Hill in the "Oxon Hill-Glassmanor" census-designated place for statistical purposes.

The original Glassmanor apartments were built circa 1950 by the Glassman company, just outside the border of southeast Washington. In the mid-1950s, the Eastover shopping center was built across the highway, followed by other adjoining apartment projects in the 1960s. U.S. Senator George McGovern, who was the Democratic Party's presidential candidate in 1972, lived briefly in Glassmanor while a freshman congressman. The area has undergone tremendous demographic and social changes since that time.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Glassmanor has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km2), all of it land. The CDP is bordered by Washington, D.C. to the northwest, the town of Forest Heights to the west, Oxon Hill to the south, Temple Hills to the southeast, Marlow Heights to the east, and Hillcrest Heights to the northeast. Interstate 495/95, the Capital Beltway, forms the southern boundary of the Glassmanor CDP.


Residents are zoned to Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS).

Elementary schools serving sections of the CDP include Barnaby Manor, Flintstone, Forest Heights, Glassmanor, and Valley View. Benjamin Stoddert and Oxon Hill middle schools serve sections of the CDP. All residents are zoned to Potomac High School.

The former Owens Road Elementary School was located within the Glassmanor CDP. The school closed on June 18, 2009.

kids search engine
Glassmanor, Maryland Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.