McKenzie, Maryland

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McKenzie
Unincorporated community
McKenzie, Maryland is located in Maryland
McKenzie, Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
Coordinates: 39°34′2″N 78°49′43″W / 39.56722°N 78.82861°W / 39.56722; -78.82861Coordinates: 39°34′2″N 78°49′43″W / 39.56722°N 78.82861°W / 39.56722; -78.82861
Country United States
State Maryland
County Allegany
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

McKenzie is an unincorporated community in Allegany County, Maryland, containing only a few houses, and mostly land. Its name is derived from a family which owned a large farm along the river bottom in the area. It is directly across from the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in Rocket Center, West Virginia. The area used to be a railroad junction of the Patterson Creek Cutoff and the main B&O line. McKenzie is also the site of one of the first settlements in Allegany county, where many pieces of glass, metal, stone, and some coin have been found. In the fields of the river bottom, arrowheads and flint can be found, suggesting a possible Native American community at one time, similar to the Barton, Maryland site.