PG Tricentennial Prince George's County:
Over 300 years of History

Oden Bowie  Portrait
Oden Bowie was born in 1826 at Fairview, the Prince George's County plantation of his father, William Duckett Bowie. After a heroic record in the Mexican War, he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, and then served as state senator. He was elected Governor of Maryland and served from 1869 to 1872.

After his term as governor, Bowie resided at Fairview, devoting his time to agriculture and the breeding of thoroughbred horses. He was one of the founders of Pimlico Race Course. Bowie also was instrumental in the establishment of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad through Prince George's County. The junction of this line with the spur line into Washington still bears his name. Governor Bowie died in 1894 and is buried at Fairview.

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These pages were created as a part of the 1996 PG County Tricentennial celebration. Additional history resources are listed on the bibliography page. These pages are not being updated. They are now located on the Prince George's County Historical Society's web site. Contact links: web site manager - Society information. You can search the entire site through this search form.:

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