Colmar Manor is a town located in Prince George's County, Maryland. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,257.
The town is home to Dueling Creek, a small waterway that because of its secluded location was a popular site for dueling. Duels were banned in neighboring Washington, DC, but legal in Maryland and Dueling Creek was the site for more than 50 duels between 1808 and 1868. The most famous duel fought on the site was on March 22, 1820 between Stephen Decatur and James Barron. Decatur was killed in the exchange.
In 1999, Colmar Manor, Bladensburg, and Cottage City were lauded by the Joint Center for Sustainable Communities for their collaboration with Prince George's County for the Port Towns Revitalization Initiative, which created a common Port Towns identity for the towns; encouraged businesses development through infrastructure and fašade improvements; acquisition of historic properties and plans for their reuse; and reconstruction of the Bladensburg waterfront and marina.
Web Sites and Links
Colmar Manor Bible ChurchPhoto gallery, schedule, activities and events, pastor and beliefs.
Colmar Manor, MarylandBrief history and contact information.
Dueling Creek Natural AreaLocated in Colmar Manor Community Park, it offers a wide variety of habitats including wetland ponds, field, and forested lowlands.