Marbury, Maryland

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Marbury, Maryland
Marbury is located in Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
Marbury is located in the US
Marbury (the US)
Coordinates: 38°34′31″N 77°09′21″W / 38.57528°N 77.15583°W / 38.57528; -77.15583Coordinates: 38°34′31″N 77°09′21″W / 38.57528°N 77.15583°W / 38.57528; -77.15583
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
GNIS feature ID590737

Marbury is an unincorporated community in Charles County, Maryland.[1] It has been designated the zip code of 20658. It is 6.3 miles from Indian Head on Maryland Route 224.

Marbury was the point at which the tornado of April 28, 2002 touched down, before traveling east to demolish much of La Plata, Maryland.[2][3] Marbury is located at 38°34′31″N 77°09′21″W / 38.57528°N 77.15583°W / 38.57528; -77.15583 (38.575278, -77.155833)[4][5]


Smallwood State Park, named for William Smallwood, is located in nearby Rison, Maryland. Smallwood's Retreat,[6] Sweden Point Marina,[7] and an art gallery are located in the park.[8] Smallwood State Park has hosted numerous fishing tournaments, including events in the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society's Bassmasters series.[9][10]


Gale-Bailey Elementary School is located in Marbury. Middle- and high-school students attend General Smallwood Middle School and Henry E. Lackey High School.[11]


Election district 10, which includes Marbury, had 3234 residents as of 2000.[12] That is a wider area than Marbury itself; other sources say it has 913 residents.[13]

Notable residents[edit]

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor vacationed with her paternal grandparents, who lived in Marbury during the 1930s.[14][15]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Marbury, Maryland
  2. ^ "La Plata, Maryland, Tornado Outbreak – April 28, 2002" (PDF). U. S. Department of Commerce. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-11. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
  3. ^ Strong, Christopher A.; Zubrick, Steven M. "Overview and Synoptic Assessment of the 28 April 2002 La Plata, MD Tornado" (PDF). NOAA/National Weather Service Forecast Office, Sterling, Virginia. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
  4. ^ "Maryland Place Names from the files of the Geological Survey". Maryland State Archives. November 1993. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Smallwood Retreat House, Marbury, MD". Southern Maryland Online. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
  7. ^ "Smallwood State Park". Retrieved 2008-11-09.
  8. ^ "Mattawoman Creek Art Center". Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Bassmaster Fishing Tournament, Smallwood State Park". Local Legacies. The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Charles County Site Selected as 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series Destination". Charles County Government. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Schools in Charles County, MD". Retrieved 2008-11-09.
  12. ^ "Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000" (PDF). Department Of Planning & Growth Management, Charles County. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2003-09-13. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
  13. ^ "Demographic Information for 20658 – Marbury, MD". ZIPskinny. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
  14. ^ "EPA's Top 100 Authors". Educational Paperback Association. Archived from the original on January 8, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
  15. ^ "Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - About the Author". Bound To Stay Bound Books, Inc. Retrieved 2008-11-09.