Choptank, Maryland

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Choptank is an unincorporated town and census-designated place on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, in Caroline County, Maryland, United States.[1] The town was founded in the 17th century. It is on the Choptank River running into the Chesapeake Bay. Tradition has it that the name "choptank" was a crude Anglicisation of the Algonquian name for the river, probably in the Nanticoke language.

There was also a group of Algonquians called the Choptank tribe.[2]


Coordinates: 38°40′51″N 75°56′54″W / 38.68083°N 75.94833°W / 38.68083; -75.94833