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The State of Maryland chartered the Maryland Agricultural College in 1856 to offer a practical and scientific education to the sons of farmers. The original site of the college consisted of 428 acres and was part of the Rossborough Farms, then owned by Charles B. Calvert, a prime mover in planning and securing the college.


Located in northwestern Prince George’s County, the campus comprises 1,250 acres of rolling topography, east of the fall line in the westernmost portion of the Coastal Plain Province and within the Anacostia-Potomac-Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Over its history, the campus’ landscape heritage has evolved to comprise a variety of eco-cultural landscape types that a trained eye may recognize on a campus walk.

Tree Walk