Morgantown, Maryland

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Morgantown, Maryland
Unincorporated community
Morgantown is located in Maryland
Morgantown
Morgantown
Location within the state of Maryland
Coordinates: 38°20′43″N 76°58′16″W / 38.34528°N 76.97111°W / 38.34528; -76.97111Coordinates: 38°20′43″N 76°58′16″W / 38.34528°N 76.97111°W / 38.34528; -76.97111
Country United States
State Maryland
County Charles
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 590827

Morgantown is an unincorporated community in Charles County, Maryland.[1] It lies south of the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge on the Potomac River at Lower Cedar Point. It is known for the Mirant Morgantown Generating Station smokestacks. The community had ferryboat service to Potomac Beach in Virginia before the present bridge opened in 1940.[2] Waverley was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[3] In 2007, a controversial coal barge loading facility was under construction at the power plant on Popes Creek.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Morgantown, Maryland
  2. ^ "Old Maryland Landmarks" by Robert F.T. Pogue, 1972.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 

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