Laurel is a city located in Prince George’s county in the state of Maryland (MD). The population of Laurel is approximately 25,000 people. Laurel was originally a mill town until the foundation of Baltimore and Ohio railroad expanded this city.
To this day Laurel is home to many historic sites like Avondale Mill, the Duvall Bridge, Phelps Community Center (which is now the Laurel High School), Laurel Railroad Station, Montpelier, Snow Hill, and the Snowden Hall.
Laurel is mostly considered a residential area however, there are many businesses and governmental institutions that are based out of it or close by like the Department of Defense, Fort Meade Army base and the National Security Agency. As well as the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University.