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Pagan; point in St. Mary County, projecting into St. Mary River.

Palmers; post village in St. Mary County on the Queen Anne's Railroad.

Palmetto; village in Somerset County.

Pamosa; post village in Allegany County.

Panther; branch, a small tributary of Gunpowder Falls in Baltimore County.

Paradise; village in Allegany County on the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad.

Paramount; post village in Washington County.

Parish; creek, a small tributary of West River in Anne Arundel County.

Parker; bay, an arm of Chincoteague Bay in Worcester County.

Parker; branch, a small tributary of Little Gunpowder Falls in Baltimore County.

Parker; creek, a small tributary to Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County.

Parker; small island in Herring Bay in Anne Arundel County.

Parker; neck, a narrow strip of land lying between Charles Creek and Honga River in Dorchester County.

Parkhall; post village in St. Mary County.

Park Mills; village in Frederick County.

Parkton; post village in Baltimore County on the Northern Central Railway.

Parole; post village in Anne Arundel County.

Parran; post village in Calvert County.

Parson; creek, a small tributary of Patuxent River in St. Mary County.

Parson; small island in Eastern Bay in Queen Anne County.

Parsonsburg; post village in Wicomico County on the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway.

Patapsco; river, a broad estuary whose head forms the harbor of Baltimore City and connects that city with Chesapeake Bay.

Patapsco; station in Anne Arundel County on the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad.

Patapsco; station in Baltimore County on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Patapsco; post village in Carroll County on the Western Maryland Railroad.

Patapsco River; neck, a strip of land lying between Back and Patapsco rivers in Baltimore County.

Patience; point in Calvert County, projecting into Patuxent River.

Patterson; creek, a small tributary of North Branch of Potomac River in Allegany County.

Patterson Creek; mountain ridge separating Patterson Creek and Dan Run in Allegany County.

Pattys; branch, a small tributary of Pocomoke River in Worcester County.

Patuxent; river, a tributary of Chesapeake Bay.

Patuxent; village in Anne Arundel County on the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad.

Patuxent; village in Charles County.

Passerdyke; creek, a tributary of Wicomico Creek on boundary between Wicomico and Somerset counties.

Pawn; run, a small tributary of Deep Creek in Garrett County.

Pawpaw; cove, a small inlet of Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County.

Pawpaw; creek, a small tributary of Chincoteague Bay in Worcester County.

Pawpaw; point in St. Mary County, projecting into Breton Bay.

Pea; ridge, a spur of Big Savage Mountain separating Bluelick and Muddick runs in Garrett County.

Peach; point in Worcester County, projecting into St. Martin River.

Peachblossom; creek, a small tributary of Tred Avon River in Talbot County.

Peapatch; ridge, a spur of Meadow Mountain separating Big and Bear Pen runs in Garrett County.

Pearce; creek, a small tributary of Elk River in Cecil County.

Pearce; neck, a strip of land between Cabin John and Pearce creeks in Cecil County.

Pearl; branch, a small tributary of Chester River in Queen Anne County.

Pearre; post village in Washington County.

Pearson; post village in St. Mary County.

Pecks; creek, a small tributary to Assawoman Bay in Worcester County.

Pecktonville; village in Washington County.

Peddler; run, a small tributary of Susquehanna River in Harford County.

Pekin; post village in Allegany County.

Peninsula Junction; post village in Somerset County.

Pen Knife; point in Dorchester County, projecting into Nanticoke River.

Perch; creek, a small tributary of Elk River in Cecil County.

Perkins; creek, a small tributary of Shingle Landing Prong in Worcester County.

Perryhall; post village in Baltimore County.

Perryman; post village in Harford County on the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad.

Perryville; town in Cecil County on the Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington railroads. Population, 770.

Persimmon; creek, a small tributary of Patuxent River in St. Mary County.

Persimmon; small island in Susquehanna River in Cecil County.

Persimmon; point in Anne Arundel County, projecting into Magothy River.

Persimmon; point in Somerset County, projecting into Big Annemessex River.

Peters; creek, a small tributary of Quantico Creek in Wicomico County.

Peters; run, a small branch of Town Creek in Allegany County.

Petersville; village in Frederick County.

Philip; creek, a small branch of East Fork of Langford Bay in Kent County.

Phillips; creek, a small tributary of Choptank River in Dorchester County.

Philopolis; post village in Baltimore County.

Phoenix; post village in Baltimore County on the Northern Central Railway.

Phoenix; village in Allegany County.

Piccowaxton; creek, a small tributary of Potomac River in Charles County.

Pickering; creek, a small tributary of Front Wye River in Talbot County.

Pigeon; creek, a small tributary to Monie Bay in Somerset County.

Pigskin; small mountain ridge in Washington County extending into Pennsylvania.

Pikes; creek, a small tributary of Chincoteague Bay in Worcester County.

Pikesville; village in Baltimore County.

Pilot; village in Cecil County.

Pindell; post village in Anne Arundel County on the Chesapeake Beach Railway.

Pine; hill, a summit in Garrett County. Elevation, 2,600 feet.

Pine; small mountain ridge in Allegany County.

Pine Hill; village in Baltimore County.

Pine Orchard; village in Howard County.

Pine Swamp; run, a small tributary of Savage River in Garrett County.

Piney; branch, a small tributary of Mattawoman Creek in Charles County.

Piney; branch, a small tributary of Patapsco River in Carroll County.

Piney; creek, a small tributary of Chester River in Queen Anne County.

Piney; creek, a small tributary of Gunpowder Falls in Baltimore County.

Piney; creek, a small tributary of Monocacy River in Carroll County.

Piney; creek, a small tributary to Pine Creek Cove in Cecil County.

Piney; small marshy island at mouth of Manokin River in Somerset County.

Piney; small marshy island in Assawoman Bay in Worcester County.

Piney; small island in St. Martin River in Worcester County.

Piney; neck, a strip of land lying between Wye River and Eastern Bay in Queen Anne County.

Piney; mountain, a part of the Allegany Front in Allegany County. Elevation, 2,407 feet,

Piney; point in Baltimore County, projecting into Middle River.

Piney; point in Harford County, projecting into Gunpowder River.

Piney; point in Kent County, projecting into Chester River.

Piney; point in Queen Anne County, projecting into Prospect Bay.

Piney; point in St. Mary County, projecting into Potomac River. A light-house is erected thereon.

Piney; ridge, a spur of Green Mountain in Allegany County.

Piney; run, a small branch of Licking Run in Anne Arundel County.

Piney; run, a small branch of Muddy Creek in Garrett County.

Piney; run, a small branch of Western Run in Baltimore County.

Piney; run, a small tributary of Patapsco River in Carroll County.

Piney Creek; cove, a small inlet of Elk River in Cecil County.

Pineygrove; post village in Allegany County.

Piney Island; cove, a small inlet of Tangier Sound in Dorchester County.

Pineypoint; post village in St. Mary County.

Piney Ridge; run, a small tributary of Fifteenmile Run in Allegany County. Pinto; post village in Allegany County.

Piscataway; creek, a tributary of Potomac River in Prince George County. Piscataway; post village in Prince George County. Population, 95.

Pisgah; post village in Charles County.

Pittsville; post village in Wicomico County on the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway.

Plaindealing; creek, a small tributary of Tred Avon River in Talbot County. Plane No. Four; post village in Frederick County on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Pleasanthill; post village in Cecil County.

Pleasantina; village in Anne Arundel County.

Pleasant Valley; run, a small tributary of North Branch of Castleman River in Garrett County.

Pleasantville; post village in Harford County.

Plowders; wharf on Wicomico River in St. Mary County.

Plum; branch, a small tributary of Nanticoke River in Dorchester County.

Plum; creek, a small tributary of Severn River in Anne Arundel County.

Plum; point in Calvert County, projecting into Chesapeake Bay.

Plum; point in Cecil County, projecting into Elk River.

Plum; point in Kent County, projecting into Chesapeake Bay.

Plumpoint; post village in Calvert County.

Plumtree; branch, a small tributary of Deer Creek in Harford County.

Plumtree; run a small branch of Winters Run in Harford County.

Pocomoke; river on the peninsula heading in southern Delaware and flowing southwest into Chesapeake Bay.

Pocomoke City; town in Worcester County on the New York, Philadelphia, and Norfolk Railroad. Population, 2,124.

Point; branch, a small tributary of Anacostia River heading in Montgomery County and flowing through Prince George County.

Point; ridge, a spur of Jenkins Hill in Garrett County.

Point Lookout; creek, a small tributary of Potomac River in St. Mary County.

Point No Point; point in Dorchester County, projecting into Nanticoke River.

Point No Point; point in St. Mary County, projecting into Chesapeake Bay.

Point of Rocks; post village in Frederick County on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Polish; small mountain ridge in Allegany County.

Pomfret; post village in Charles County.

Pomona; post village in Kent County.

Pomonkey; creek, a small tributary of Potomac River in Charles County.

Pomonkey; post village in Charles County.

Pond; creek, a small tributary of Elk River in Cecil County.

Pond; neck, a strip of land lying between Pond and Pearce creeks in Cecil County.

Pond; point in St. Mary County, projecting into St. Mary River.

Pons; point in Dorchester County, projecting into Chesapeake Bay.

Pool; small, almost entirely marshy island in Chesapeake Bay in Kent County.

Poole; post village in Harford County.

Poolesville; town in Montgomery County. Population, 236.

Pope; creek, a small tributary of Potomac River in Charles County.

Pope; small marshy island in Chincoteague Bay in Worcester County.

Pope Creek; post village in Charles County on the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad.

Poplar; harbor, a small inlet of Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County.

Poplar; island, a bit of elevated dry land in sea marshes of Dorchester County.

Poplar; small island in Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County.

Poplar; point in Worcester County, projecting into St. Martin River.

Poplar; village in Baltimore County on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Poplar Hill; creek, a small tributary of Potomac River in St. Mary County.

Poplar Lick; run, a small tributary of Savage River in Garrett County.

Poplars; post village in Calvert County.

Poplar Springs; post village in Howard County.

Porpoise; creek, a small tributary of Choptank River in Talbot County.

Porpoise; pond, a small inlet of Assawoman Bay in Worcester County.

Porter; sand bar in Back River in Baltimore County.

Porter; creek, a small tributary of Miles River in Talbot County.

Porter; village in Allegany County.

Port Deposit; town in Cecil County on the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad. Population, 1,575.

Port Herman; town on Elk River in Cecil County.

Portobello; point in St. Mary County, projecting into St. Mary River.

Port Republic; post village in Calvert County.

Port Tobacco; creek, a small tributary of Port Tobacco River in Charles County.

Port Tobacco; post village in Charles County.

Port Tobacco; river, a tributary of Potomac River in Charles County.

Port Tobacco; station in Charles County on the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad.

Potomac; post village in Montgomery County.

Potomac River, the largest in Maryland, heading in the southwestern part of the State, near Fairfax Stone, where it is known as the North Branch; thence it flows northeast as far as Cumberland, then turns to the southeast and is joined by the South Branch. Below the junction it flows northeast as far as Hancock, and then takes a southeast course again. At Harpers Ferry it is joined by the Shenandoah on the south and passes the Blue Ridge. Eighteen miles above Washington are the Great Falls, and below that a succession of rapids and falls extending to the District of Columbia. In this stretch it passes the fall line. Below Washington the course is southwest for 40 miles, when it again turns to the east and southeast and enters Chesapeake Bay at Point Lookout. Below Washington it is tidal, has little current, and forms an estuary. The entire drainage basin of the river is 14,479 square miles.

Potomac; station in Allegany County on the Baltimore and Ohio and the West Virginia Central and Pittsburg railroads.

Potter; creek, a small tributary of Potomac River in St. Mary County.

Powell; landing on Wye River in Talbot County.

Powellsville; post village in Wicomico County.

Powhatan; village in Baltimore County.

Pratt; post village in Allegany County.

Preston; post village in Caroline County on the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway.

Prettyboy; branch, a small tributary of Gunpowder Falls in Baltimore County.

Price; creek, a small tributary of St. Mary River in St. Mary County.

Prices; post village in Queen Anne County.

Priceville; village in Baltimore County.

Prickly; point in Somerset County, projecting into Manokin River.

Priests; point in St. Mary County, projecting into St. Mary River.

Prince Fredericktown; county seat of Calvert County.

Prince George County, organized in 1645, is bounded on the northeast and east by Patuxent River, south by Charles County, west by Potomac River, and on the northwest by the District of Columbia and Montgomery County. The surface is rolling and well supplied with springs and running streams flowing into the two bordering rivers. The area is 482 square miles, of which more than one-half, or 174,273 acres, was under cultivation in 1900. The population for the same year was 29,898. The county seat is Upper Marlboro. It contains also the towns of Hyattsville and Laurel, with populations 1,222 and 2,079 respectively. The average magnetic declination in the county in 1900 was 4° 50' west. The annual rainfall commonly ranges between 45 and 50 inches, and the mean annual temperature between 50° and 55°.

Princess Anne; county seat of Somerset County on the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad. Population, 857.

Principio; creek, a small tributary of Furnace Creek in Cecil County.

Principio Furnace; post village in Cecil County.

Principio Station; station in Cecil County on the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad.

Probasco; landing on Wye River in Talbot County.

Prospect; bay, a small arm of Eastern Bay in Queen Anne County.

Prospect; village in Harford County.

Protestant; point in St. Mary County, projecting into Breton Bay.

Providence Mill; post village in Cecil County on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Pry; cove, a small inlet of Holland Straits in South Marsh in Somerset County.

Pry; small marshy island in Holland Straits in Somerset County.

Pumphrey; village in Anne Arundel County on the -Baltimore and Annopolis Short Line Railroad.

Punch; point, in Talbot County, projecting into Eastern Bay.

Punch Island; creek, a small tributary of Chesapeake Bay in Dorchester County.

Pungers; small creek in South Marsh in Somerset County tributary to Holland Straits.

Purdum; post village in Montgomery County.

Purnell; bay, an arm of Chincoteague Bay in Worcester County.

Purnell; point in Worcester County, projecting into Chincoteague Bay.

Purnell; pond in Worcester County drained by Pattys Branch, a tributary of Pocomoke River.

Purnell; pond, an inlet of Chincoteague Bay in Worcester County.

Purslane; run, a small tributary of Potomac River.

Pusey; branch, a small tributary of Dividing Creek in Worcester County.

Putnam; village in Harford County.

Puzzley; run, a stream rising in Garrett County and flowing through Pennsylvania into Whites Creek.

Pylesville; post village in Harford County on the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad. 

 

Maryland Gazetteer | Maryland AHGP

Source: Gazetteer of Maryland, by Henry Gannett, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1904.

 

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