Romancoke, Maryland

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Romancoke is an unincorporated community on Kent Island in Maryland, located at the southern end of Maryland Route 8. The United States Census Bureau defines an urban cluster for Romancoke, but not a census-designated place. The name "Romancoke" comes from the Algonquian word for "circling of the water."[1] William Claiborne, who founded Kent Island, also had a plantation in Virginia named Romancoke.[2]

Romancoke was once linked with Claiborne via the Romancoke-Claiborne ferry; however, the ferry service was canceled the year after the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was opened. Today, Romancoke is almost purely residential and is part of Stevensville's postal area.


  1. ^ "A Visit to A Colonial Estate, by Frederick S. Daniel". 13 June 2007. Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  2. ^ Austin, Gayle. "Genealogy of the Claiborne Family of Virginia". Retrieved 19 July 2018.

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Coordinates: 38°52′52″N 76°20′11″W / 38.88111°N 76.33639°W / 38.88111; -76.33639