Swan Point, Maryland

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Swan Point, Maryland
Swan Point is located in Maryland
Swan Point
Swan Point
Location within the state of Maryland
Swan Point is located in the United States
Swan Point
Swan Point
Swan Point (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°18′22″N 76°55′10″W / 38.30611°N 76.91944°W / 38.30611; -76.91944Coordinates: 38°18′22″N 76°55′10″W / 38.30611°N 76.91944°W / 38.30611; -76.91944
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
GNIS feature ID1677156

Swan Point is an unincorporated community in southern Charles County, Maryland, United States.[1] The Swan Point Yacht and Country Club was originally planned and initiated in the 1980s around an 18-hole waterfront championship golf course;[citation needed] Since then there has been added: a community waterfront pool, a marina, clubhouse, trails, and tennis courts. Custom homes of various types styles and prices populate the wooded 1/3 to 1/2 acre lots. Some have a water view, water frontage, or golf course frontage. There are plans for additional homesites in 2012, which will contain cluster homes, townhouses as well as more single-family homes. Swan Point Yacht & Country is located on the banks of the Potomac River. Issue, MD is also considered part of Swan Point, MD since the 20645 zip code was made to include both names in 2009. Legend has it that Swan Point received its name from Captain John Smith when he explored the region in the early 17th century and saw thousands of wintering Swans in the water off that point of land. Charles County, Maryland is also home to an early settler of Maryland, Edward Swann.[2] [1]. Current historical findings likely associate the naming of Swan's point to Edward Swann who was granted 1200 acres of land mostly in Charles Co, MD, by Lord Baltimore.[3][4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Swan Point, Maryland
  2. ^ "Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties". Colonial Settlers. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  3. ^ Archives of Maryland; Volume 10 (1653). Court and Testamentary Business. pp. Page 320.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Archives of Maryland Volume 49 (1665). Provincial Court Proceedings. p. 522.