La Plata, Maryland is a historic town located in Charles County. Originally established in the 19th Century as a railroad town along the Pennsylvania Railroad line, La Plata has grown exponentially over the years and today is a charming, thriving town of more than 8,000 residents. The overall vibe of La Plata is family-friendly and convenient. Washington, D.C. is just 30-miles away and Baltimore is 60-miles away. Recent reconstruction to La Plata has brought in more businesses to the community enhancing the economy and tourism. With several schools, well-equipped hospitals, and many interesting things to see and do, La Plata is a great place to visit or stay for a lifetime.