Miles River

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Miles River in Newcomb.

The Miles River is a 12.9-mile-long (20.8 km)[1] tidal river in Talbot County, in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is a tributary of the Eastern Bay and is thus part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Miles River was originally called the St. Miles River; it derives its name from Saint Michael, the patron saint of Colonial Maryland.[2]

Its watershed area is 54 square miles (140 km2), of which 12 square miles (31 km2) is open water, so it is 22% water. The predominant land use is agricultural with 22 square miles (57 km2), or 52% of the land area.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ Harrison, Samuel Alexander (1915). History of Talbot County, Maryland, 1661-1861. Williams & Wilkins. p. 316. 

Coordinates: 38°48′6″N 76°12′23″W / 38.80167°N 76.20639°W / 38.80167; -76.20639