Port Tobacco Historic District

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Port Tobacco Historic District
Port Tobacco Courthouse Sept 09.JPG
Port Tobacco Courthouse, September 2009
Port Tobacco Historic District is located in Maryland
Port Tobacco Historic District
Port Tobacco Historic District is located in the US
Port Tobacco Historic District
Location Off MD 6, Port Tobacco, Maryland
Coordinates 38°30′45″N 77°1′7″W / 38.51250°N 77.01861°W / 38.51250; -77.01861Coordinates: 38°30′45″N 77°1′7″W / 38.51250°N 77.01861°W / 38.51250; -77.01861
Built 1684
NRHP Reference # 79003911[1]
Added to NRHP August 4, 1989

Port Tobacco Historic District is a national historic district in Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland. It is located along both sides of Chapel Point Road immediately south of Maryland Route 6. It includes five surviving 18th and 19th century buildings; four have been privately restored as single family residences. The fifth was renovated for use as a children's museum. Two of these buildings, Chimney House and Stagg Hall (listed separately), are immediately adjacent to one another at one corner of the town square.

In 1972, the 1821-1892 courthouse was reconstructed on its original site for use as a museum of local history. Other buildings include several private residences built after 1940. A brick wellhouse was erected in 1958 to commemorate the county's tercentenary. Approximately 90 percent of the historic features of the community constitute archeological sites, nearly all of which have remained undisturbed by later development.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ J. Richard Rivoire (August 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Port Tobacco Historic District" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 

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