Oraville, Maryland

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Oraville, Maryland
Oraville is located in Maryland
Oraville
Oraville
Coordinates: 38°25′04″N 76°41′39″W / 38.41778°N 76.69417°W / 38.41778; -76.69417Coordinates: 38°25′04″N 76°41′39″W / 38.41778°N 76.69417°W / 38.41778; -76.69417
Country United States
State Maryland
County St. Mary's
Elevation
48 m (157 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)301 & 240
GNIS feature ID594856[1]

Oraville is an unincorporated community in St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States. Oraville is located at the intersection of Maryland Route 6 and Maryland Route 235 6.3 miles (10.1 km) southeast of Charlotte Hall.

The name Oraville is believed to be named after a Girl named Ora Hopkins. Her Stepfather Nicholas S Hopkins ran a millinery store in the early 1900s which was also a Post office on the corner of Morganza Turner Rd and Rt 235. The house still stands but is in ruins.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oraville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.