Miles River

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Miles River
Miles River from MD 33 Oak Creek bridge.JPG
Miles River at Newcomb in June 2008.
EtymologySaint Michael
Location
CountryUnited States of America
StateMaryland
RegionTalbot County
MunicipalityNewcomb
Physical characteristics
Length12.9 mi (20.8 km)
Basin size54 sq mi (140 km2)

The Miles River is a 12.9-mile-long (20.8 km)[1] tidal river in Talbot County, Maryland. It is a tributary of the Eastern Bay and is thus part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Etymology[edit]

Miles River was originally called the St. Miles River; it derives its name from Saint Michael, the patron saint of Colonial Maryland.[2]

Geography[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ Harrison, Samuel Alexander (1915). History of Talbot County, Maryland, 1661-1861. Williams & Wilkins. p. 316.

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