Port Republic, Maryland

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Port Republic, Maryland
Port Republic is located in Maryland
Port Republic
Port Republic
Port Republic is located in the US
Port Republic
Port Republic
Coordinates: 38°30′03″N 76°31′46″W / 38.50083°N 76.52944°W / 38.50083; -76.52944Coordinates: 38°30′03″N 76°31′46″W / 38.50083°N 76.52944°W / 38.50083; -76.52944
CountryUnited States
StateMaryland
CountyCalvert
Elevation
154 ft (47 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
20676
Area code(s)410, 443, and 667
GNIS feature ID591051[1]

Port Republic is a small, rural unincorporated community located at the crossroads of MD 2/MD 4, MD 264, MD 509, MD 765, and Parkers Creek Road in Calvert County, Maryland. It is approximately five miles south of Prince Frederick, the county seat of Calvert County.

While Port Republic is not incorporated and has no central business district, it nonetheless features several places of note, including historic Christ Episcopal Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973,[2] and a restored one room school building. The annual Calvert County Jousting Tournament is held the last Saturday in August on the grounds of Christ Church, and was featured in a 2005 edition of ESPN's SportsCenter's "50 States in 50 Days" feature. The former College of Southern Maryland campus at Port Republic was relocated in 2005 to Prince Frederick.

Residential communities located in Port Republic include Governors' Run, Kenwood Beach, Scientists' Cliffs, and Western Shores. Port Republic has a post office with the designated ZIP code 20676.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Earl F. Hance – Secretary of the Maryland Department of Agriculture from 2009–2015; owns a 600 acre farm in Port Republic[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Port Republic". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ Maryland Department of Agriculture-Secretary Earl F, Hance