Port Tobacco River

A Maryland Historical Treasure

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A Historical Treasure

Physical characteristicsRiver mouthPotomac River
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Length4.2 miles (6.8 km)
The Port Tobacco River is a tidal tributary of the Potomac River located in Charles CountyMaryland in the United States. The river is approximately 4.2 miles (6.8 km) in length. Port Tobacco, the county seat of Charles County from 1658 to 1895, was an active port until that portion of the river became silted and unnavigable. When the railroad bypassed the town, business declined, and the county seat was moved to La Plata, Maryland.

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