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Davis, Chris. "What's in a Name? Proposal for Restoration of Town's Original Name 'Riverdale Park'." Riverdale Town Crier 27 (April 1998): 1, 8.
Lanham, Paul T. "Why 'Upper'?" News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society 17 (May 1989): 27.
Annotation / Notes: Upper and Lower Marlboro.
McElrath, Doug. "Riverdale Park: The Story Behind the Name." Riverdale Town Crier 27 (May 1998): 1, 10.
Papenfuse, Edward C. "What's in a Name? Why Should We Remember?" News and Notes from the Prince George's County Historical Society 24 (June/July 1996): 1-5.
Reps, John. Tidewater Towns: City Planning in Colonial Virginia and Maryland. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1972.
Annotation / Notes: Early towns did not generally spring out of nowhere. Town planning was common and an important part of Chesapeake Maryland's colonial history. The government played an active role in the founding and formation of towns. Annapolis and the District of Columbia were unique in that their plans did not resemble those common amongst other English colonies.
Tracey, Grace L., and John P. Dern. Pioneers of Old Monocacy: The Early Settlement of Frederick County, Maryland, 1721-1743. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987.
Annotation / Notes: A history of that portion of Prince George's County that in 1748 became Frederick County as told through the stories of the original land patents and their owners. The appendix includes many handy lists including a list of 1733-1734 inhabitants, early German Settlers, and Frederick County Muster Rolls, ca. 1757.
White, Frank F., Jr., ed. Atlas of Prince George's County, Maryland, 1878. Riverdale, Md: Prince George's County Historical Society, 1975.