Fun Fact: Did You Know that Prince George’s County is Home to the Country’s First Telegraph Line?

Question: Did you know Prince George’s County is home to the country’s first telegraph line?

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Samuel Morse, Courtesy of the Smithsonian

It’s true! Prince George’s County is the site of Samuel Morse’s first experimental telegraph message and the country’s first telegraph line. The county is also considered the home to the world’s first independent cellular phone system, Cellular One. There are quite a few firsts in communication from Prince George’s County!

Prince George'sSource: Prince George’s Conference & Visitors Bureau website

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