Marbury, Maryland

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Marbury, Maryland
Unincorporated community
Marbury is located in Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
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
Country United States
State Maryland
County Charles
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 20658
GNIS feature ID 590737

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 2002 tornado 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. It includes Smallwood's Retreat[6] and Sweden Point Marina.[7] Many fishing tournaments are held annually at the park, attracting fishermen from many states[citation needed] and there is an art gallery on the grounds.[8]


Gale-Bailey Elementary School is located in Marbury. Middle- and high-school students attend General Smallwood Middle School and Henry E. Lackey High School.[9]


Election district 10, which includes Marbury, had 3234 residents as of 2000.[10] That is a wider area than Marbury itself; other sources say it has 913 residents.[11]

Notable residents[edit]

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor vacationed with her paternal grandparents, who lived in Marbury during the 1930s.[12][13]


  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. 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
  9. ^ "Schools in Charles County, MD". Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  10. ^ "Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000" (PDF). Department Of Planning & Growth Management, Charles County. Retrieved 2008-11-09. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Demographic Information for 20658 – Marbury, MD". ZIPskinny. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  12. ^ "EPA's Top 100 Authors". Educational Paperback Association. Retrieved 2008-11-09. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - About the Author". Bound To Stay Bound Books, Inc. Retrieved 2008-11-09.