Fishing Creek, Maryland
|Fishing Creek, Maryland|
|• Total||1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)|
|• Land||1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)|
|Elevation||0 ft (0 m)|
|• Density||155/sq mi (59.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||410, 443, and 667|
|GNIS feature ID||596534|
Fishing Creek is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States, on Upper Hoopers Island. As of the 2010 census, the population of Fishing Creek was 163.
Located on a narrow island served primarily by Hoopers Island Road, Fishing Creek has a restaurant (Old Salty's), a post office, and a general store (Hoopers Island General Store), as well as crabbing businesses. Local legend posits a number of ghosts in the Fishing Creek area. The village is on the upper island of the three-island chain known as Hoopers Island, about 15 miles (24 km) south of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and 24 miles (39 km) south of Cambridge. Hoopersville, on Middle Hooper Island, is 6 miles (10 km) to the south.
In the media
- "Fishing Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fishing Creek CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 29, 2015.