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What Is Laurel? Maryland City Resident Tim Reyburn Responds

With Laurel sitting just about everywhere in central Maryland, Patch is asking readers to define the community we all call home

Four counties, five communities and one mayor make Laurel one of the most intriguing jurisdictions in the state. A debate has been stirring on Patch about how best to define an area with such diverse people, governments, neighborhoods and interests. 

Do you live in North Laurel? Maybe South or West Laurel? How about near Maryland City or Russett?  

Over the next few weeks, Laurel Patch is going to go straight to the experts—readers like YOU—to get some insight on exactly how to define Laurel, this unusual place where we work and live. What is Laurel, MD? Stick around and find out. It should be interesting.

Tim Reyburn, a resident of Maryland City and Russett Community Association president, gives us the break down on why Laurel is everywhere--and why it is creating identity confusion in the process.

Ann Dahlheim May 31, 2011 at 04:48 PM
I live in Maryland City. I work in Anne Arundel County. I attend church on Fort Meade. I use the Maryland Citry at Russett branch of the AA public lIbrary. Laurel tax dollars do allow this branch to be open on Sunday. Thank you Prince George's county government. However, Laurel is not my community. A. Dahlheim Maryland City MD

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