Fishing Creek, Maryland

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Fishing Creek, Maryland
Fishing Creek is located in Maryland
Fishing Creek
Fishing Creek
Location within the State of Maryland
Coordinates: 38°19′20″N 76°13′28″W / 38.32222°N 76.22444°W / 38.32222; -76.22444Coordinates: 38°19′20″N 76°13′28″W / 38.32222°N 76.22444°W / 38.32222; -76.22444
Country United States
State Maryland
County Dorchester
 • Total3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
 • Land2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
 • Water0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
0 m (0 ft)
 • Total163
 • Density59.9/km2 (155/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)410, 443, and 667
GNIS feature ID596534[1]

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.[2]

It is in area code 410, and ZIP code 21634.


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 which rely on seasonal workers.[3] 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[edit]

Fishing Creek resident Louie "Rufus" Frase, 43 at the time, was a contestant on the summer 2007 CBS reality television series Pirate Master.


  1. ^ "Fishing Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fishing Creek CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  3. ^ Armus, Teo (August 17, 2018). "These Maryland businesses rely on Mexican workers. Without visas this year, they say they are suffering". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-08-18.

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