About Mount Rainier, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°56?30?N 76°57?49?W? / ?38.94167°N 76.96361°W? / 38.94167; -76.96361Coordinates: 38°56?30?N 76°57?49?W? / ?38.94167°N 76.96361°W? / 38.94167; -76.963610.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)0.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)http://www.mountrainiermd.orgMount Rainier ( /re??n??r/) is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. The population was 8,080 at the 2010 census. Bordering Washington, D.C., Mount Rainier got its start as a streetcar suburb. (See Streetcars in Washington, D.C.) According to local tradition, surveyors from the Pacific Northwest named the town, giving the streets names such as "Shasta" and "Cascade". Historic U.S. 1 runs through the center of the town and serves as the main street and central business district.