Oxon Hill is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in southern Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States. Oxon Hill is a suburb of Washington, located southeast of the downtown district and east of Alexandria, Virginia. It contains the new 300-acre National Harbor development on the shore of the Potomac River. Oxon Hill was named for the colonial 18th century manor home of Thomas Addison. Oxon Hill includes many garden apartment and townhouse communities along with single-family detached homes built mostly between the 1940s when suburban development began, through the early 1990s (except for the newer National Harbor condominiums), including the incorporated town Forest Heights. In earlier decades, many residents were scientists from the adjacent U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Air Force personnel, or musicians in military bands.
Residents are zoned to Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). Elementary schools serving sections of the CDP include Apple Grove, Avalon, J. Frank Dent, Flintstone, Oxon Hill, and Tayac. High schools serving sections of the CDP include Oxon Hill High School, Crossland High School, and Friendly High School. Oxon Hill High has a magnet science and technology program, which is offered at only three of the county’s high schools. Another magnet school in Oxon Hill is the K–8 Maya Angelou French Immersion School whose mission is to ensure that all students acquire knowledge and skills, through speaking, reading and writing the French language. There is a Roman Catholic private school, St. Columba School. It was established in 1962. Prince George’s County Memorial Library System operates the Oxon Hill Library.