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

Wagram; creek, a small tributary of Pocomoke River in Worcester County.

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

Walbrook; suburb of Baltimore City within its chartered limits on the Western Maryland Railroad.

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

Walker; village in Baltimore County on the Northern Central Railway.

Walkers Switch; post village in Baltimore County.

Walkersville; town in Frederick County on the Northern Central Railway. Population, 359.

Wallace; creek, a small tributary of Honga River in Dorchester County.

Wallman; post village in Garrett County.

Wallville; post village in Calvert County.

Walnut; hill, a summit in Pea Ridge in Garrett County. Elevation, 2,770 feet.

Walnut; point in Anne Arundel County, projecting into Curtis Creek.

Walnut; small mountain ridge in Allegany County lying between Collier and Warrior mountains.

Walnut; village in Wicomico County.

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

Walters; post village in Baltimore County.

Wango; village in Wicomico County.

Wann; cove, a small inlet of East Fork of Langford Bay in Kent County.

Ward; village in Somerset County on the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad.

Ward Chapel; village in Baltimore County.

Warehouse; creek, a small tributary of Cox Creek in Queen Anne County.

Waring; village in Montgomery County on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Warntel; run, a small tributary of Savage Run in Garrett County.

Warren; post village in Baltimore County.

Warrior; small mountain ridge in Allegany County.

Warrior; run, a small tributary of North Branch of Potomac River in Allegany County.

Warwick; point, a summit on east bank of Savage River in Garrett County.

Warwick; post village in Cecil County.

Washington County, situated in the western mountainous portion of the State, bounded on the north by Pennsylvania, east by Blue Ridge Mountains, south and southwest by Potomac River, and west by Allegany County. The surface is an alternation of ridges and valleys, the latter being drained by Antietam, Conococheague, and Israel creeks. The area is 458 square miles, of which more than two-thirds, or 197,948 acres, was under cultivation in 1900. The population for the same year was 45,133. The county seat is Hagerstown. Other towns are Sharpsburg and Williamsport, having populations of 1,030 and 1,472, respectively. The average magnetic declination in the county in 1900 was 4° 30'. The annual rainfall commonly ranges between 45 and 50 inches, and the mean annual temperature between 45° and 50°.

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

Washington Grove; post village in Montgomery County on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Washington Junction; station in Frederick County on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Waterbury; post village in Anne Arundel County on the Annapolis, Washington and Baltimore Railroad.

Waterhole; cove, a small inlet of Harris Bay in Talbot County.

Waterloo; village in Howard County.

Watersville; post village in Carroll County on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Waterworks; creek, a small tributary to Chincoteague Bay in Worcester County.

Watkins; point in Somerset County, projecting into Pocomoke River.

Watkins; post village in Montgomery County.

Watts; branch, a small tributary of Potomac River in Montgomery County.

Watts; creek, a small tributary of Choptank River in Caroline County.

Waverly; suburb of Baltimore City within its chartered limits.

Wayside; post village in Charles County.

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

Webster; post village in Harford County.

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

Weir; point in Baltimore County, projecting into Bush River.

Weisburg; village in Baltimore County.

Welbourne; post village in Worcester County.

Welcome; post village in Charles County.

Wellhams; post village in Anne Arundel County on the Baltimore and Annapolis Short Line Railroad.

Wellington; post village in Somerset County.

Wellridge; creek, a small tributary to Tangier Sound in Somerset County.

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

Welshman; creek, a small tributary of Patapsco River.

Wenona; post village in Somerset County.

Wesley; post village in Worcester County on the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad.

West; branch, a small tributary of Jones Falls Creek in Baltimore County.

West; branch, a small tributary of Little Elk River in Cecil County.

West; branch, a small tributary of Little Northeast Branch in Cecil County.

West; branch, a small stream heading in Cecil County and flowing through Delaware into Persimmon Run.

West; small branch of Winters Creek in Harford County.

West; creek, a small tributary of Little Annemessex River in Somerset County.

West; river, a tributary to Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County.

West; village in Somerset County.

West Beavercreek; post village in Washington County.

Western; branch, a small tributary of Patuxent River in Prince George County.

Western; group of small marshy islands at mouth of Goose Creek in Somerset County.

Western; run, a small tributary of Beaver Dam Creek in Baltimore County.

Westernport; town in Allegany County on the West Virginia Central and Pittsburg Railroad. Population, 1,008.

Western Run; post village in Baltimore County.

West Falls; village in Carroll County.

West Friendship; post village in Howard County.

West Liberty; village in Baltimore County.

Westminster; county seat of Carroll County on the Western Maryland Railroad. Population, 3,199.

Westover; post village in Somerset County on the New York, Philadelphia anc Norfolk Railroad.

Westphalia; post village in Prince George County.

West River; post village in Anne Arundel County.

Westwood; post village in Prince George County.

Wetipquin; post village in Wicomico County.

Weverton; post village in Washington County on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroac

Whaleysville; post village in Worcester County on the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway.

Whayland; post village in Wicomico County.

Wheaton; post village in Montgomery County.

Wheel; post village in Harford County.

Whiteburg; post village in Worcester County.

Whiteford; post village in Harford County.

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

Whitehaven; post village in Wicomico County.

White Knob; mountain in Garrett County.

Whiteleysburg; post village in Caroline County.

Whitemarsh; creek, a small tributary of Rhode River in Anne Arundel County.

Whitemarsh; post village in Baltimore County.

Whitemarsh; run, a small tributary of Horning Run in Baltimore County.

White Meadow; run, a small branch of Cherry Run in Garrett County.

White Neck; creek, a small tributary to St. Catharine Sound in St. Mary County.

Whiteoak; point in Baltimore County, projecting into Bush River.

Whiteoak; run, a small tributary to North Branch of Patapsco River in Carroll County.

Whiteoak; village in Montgomery County on the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad.

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

Whiteplains; post village in Charles County.

White Rock; small island in Patapsco River in Anne Arundel County.

White Rock; run, a small tributary of Youghiogheny River in Garrett County.

Whites Ferry; post village in Montgomery County.

White Sulphur; small branch of Fifteenmile Creek in Allegany County.

Whitneys; landing on Severn River in Anne Arundel County.

Whiton; post village in Wicomico County.

Whittington; point in Worcester County, projecting into Chincoteague Bay. Wicomico; county, organized in 1867 from portions of Somerset and Worcester counties, with the following boundaries: north, the south boundary of the State of Delaware; east, Pocomoke River; south, Somerset and Worcester counties, and west, Nanticoke River. The surface is level. The area is 365 square miles, of which more than one-half, or 122,453 acres, was under cultivation in 1900. The county seat is Salisbury, with a population of 4,277 in 1900. The average magnetic declination in the county in 1900 was 5° 15'. The rainfall commonly ranges between 45 and 50 inches, and the mean annual temperature between 55° and 60°.

Wicomico; post village in Charles County.

Wicomico; river, an estuary on the north side of Potomac River in Charles and St. Mary counties, forming the boundary line between the two counties. Two streams, known as Zekiah and Gilbert swamps, flow into it at its head.

Wicomico; river on the east shore of Maryland heading on the south boundary of Delaware and flowing southwest into Tangier Sound, an arm of Chesapeake Bay. Much of its course is bordered by marshes. Near its mouth it forms an estuary. Widgeon; village in Somerset County.

Wild Cat; small branch of Great Seneca Creek in Montgomery County.

Wild Cat; creek, a small branch of Little Bennetts Creek in Montgomery County.

Wild Cat; point in Cecil County, projecting into Susquehanna River.

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

Williams; point in Somerset County, projecting into Pocomoke River.

Williamsburg; post village in Dorchester County.

Williamsport; town in Washington County on the Cumberland Valley and the Western Maryland railroads. Population, 1,472.

Williston; post village in Caroline County.

Willoughby; post village in Queen Anne County on the Queen Anne's Railroad.

Willows; post village in Calvert County.

Wills; creek, a small stream rising in Pennsylvania and flowing into North Branch of Potomac River in Allegany County.

Wills; mountain, a continuation of Knobby Mountain of West Virginia. Elevation, 1,877 feet.

Wilna; post village in Harford County.

Wilson; point in Harford County, projecting into Bush River.

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

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

Wilson; wharf on Magothy River in Anne Arundel County.

Wilson Point; wharf on Sassafras River in Kent County.

Wimbledon; post village in Harford County.

Wimms; branch, a small tributary of Horsepen Branch in Prince George County.

Winans; station in Baltimore County on the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad.

Winans; cove, a small inlet of Patapsco River in Baltimore County.

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

Winchester; village in Anne Arundel County on the Baltimore and Annapolis Short Line Railroad.

Winding; mountain ridge in Garrett County. Elevation, 2,866 feet.

Windlass; run, a small branch of Bird River in Baltimore County.

Windmill; creek, a small branch of St. Martin River in Worcester County.

Windmill; point in Charles County, projecting into Potomac River.

Windmill; point in Dorchester County, projecting into Honga River.

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

Windsor; creek, a small tributary of Nanticoke River in Wicomico County.

Windyhill; post village in Talbot County.

Winebrenner; run, a small stream rising in Garrett County and flowing into Georges Creek in Allegany County.

Winfield; village in Carroll County.

Wing-ate; point in Dorchester County, projecting into Honga River.

Wingate; post village in Dorchester County.

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

Winters; run, a small branch of Otter Point Creek in Harford County.

Wire; pond, a small inlet of Isle of Wight Bay in Worcester County.

Witchcoate; point in Baltimore County, projecting into Back River.

Wittman; post village in Talbot County.

Wolf; gap in Big Savage Mountain in Garrett County.

Wolf; rock, a summit in Dans Mountain in Allegany County. Elevation, 2,796 feet.

Wolfden; run, a small tributary of North Branch of Potomac River in Garrett County.

Wolfe Mill; village in Allegany County.

Wolftrap; creek, a small tributary of Manokin River in Somerset County.

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

Wood; small island in Susquehanna River in Harford County.

Woodberry; suburb of Baltimore City within its chartered limits.

Woodbine; post village and station in Carroll County on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Woodbrook; post village in Baltimore County on the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad.

Woodensburg; post village in Baltimore County on the Western Maryland Railr< >ad.

Woodfield; post village in Montgomery County.

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

Woodland; post village in Talbot County.

Woodlawn; village in Cecil County.

Woodmore; post village in Prince George County.

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

Woodsboro; post village in Frederick County on the Northern Central Railway.

Woodside; post village in Montgomery County on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Woodstock; post village in Howard County on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Woodville; village in Frederick County on the Washington, Potomac and Chesapeake Railroad.

Woodwardville; post village in Anne Arundel County.

Woodyard; village in Prince George County.

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

Woolford; neck, a strip of land lying between Woolford Creek and Madison Bay in Dorchester County.

Woolford; post village in Dorchester County.

Worcester County, organized in 1742, occupies the extreme southeast corner of the State, and comprises the whole of the Maryland ocean front. It is bounded on the north by Wicomico County and the State of Delaware, east by the ocean, and south by the ocean and Virginia, and west by Pocomoke River. The surface of the county is low and level, in some places rising only 5 feet above the sea. The Atlantic coast is bordered by sand bars separated from the mainland by lagoons known as Assawoman and Sinepuxent bays, having marshy shores. The area is 487 square miles, of which more than a third, or 132,549 acres, was under cultivation in 1900. The population for the same year was 20,865. The county seat is Snow Hill, with a population of 1,576. Other towns are Pocomoke and Berlin, with populations of 2,248 and 1,246, respectively. The average magnetic, declination in the county in 1900 was 5° 05'. The rainfall commonly ranges between 45 and 50 inches, and the mean annual temperature, between 45° and 50°.

Worlds End; creek, a small tributary of Charles Creek in Dorchester County.

Worton; creek, a small tributary to Chesapeake Bay in Kent County.

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

Worton; post village in Kent County on the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad.

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

Wrights; post village in Dorchester County.

Wrights; run, a small tributary of Georges Creek in Allegany County.

Wroten; small, almost entirely marshy island in Honga River in Dorchester County.

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

Wye; landing on Wye River in Talbot County.

Wye; landing on Wye River in Queen Anne County.

Wye Mills; village in Talbot County.

Wye; narrows, a passage connecting Back and Front Wye rivers in Queen Anne County.

Wye; river, a tributary to Eastern Bay in Queen Anne County.

Wynne; post village in St. Mary County.

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Yellow; branch, a small tributary of Little Gunpowder Falls in Harford County.

Yellow Springs; village in Frederick County.

Yeoho; village in Baltimore County.

Youghiogheny; river, the largest branch of the Monongahela River, rises in the northern part of West Virginia, flows nearly north across the western part of Maryland and joins the Monongahela River a few miles above its mouth at Pittsburg.

Youngs Switch; village in Charles County.

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Zekiah; swamp, a small marshy stream flowing into Wicomico River in Charles County.

Zion; village in Cecil County.

Zippy; creek, a small branch of St. Martin River in Worcester County.

 

Maryland Gazetteer | Maryland AHGP

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

 

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