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Port Tobacco is in Charles County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

The community was named for a local creek, whose name derives from an Indian term for "jutting of the water inland."

The latitude of Port Tobacco is 38.513N. The longitude is -77.018W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.


Port Tobacco is on Port Tobacco Creek.
Colonized by the English in 1642. Prospered as a major seaport.
Local legend says that the spirit of a large blue dog protects his murdered master's treasure, buried somewhere on Rose Hill Road outside town
Historic sites and museums: One-Room School, Port Tobacco Courthouse, Catslide House, Thomas Stone National Historic Site

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Charles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Port Tobacco political report.

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