Taylors Island, Maryland

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Taylors Island, Maryland
Census-designated place
Taylors Island is located in Maryland
Taylors Island
Taylors Island
Location in Maryland
Taylors Island is located in the US
Taylors Island
Taylors Island
Taylors Island (the US)
Coordinates: 38°28′8″N 76°17′56″W / 38.46889°N 76.29889°W / 38.46889; -76.29889Coordinates: 38°28′8″N 76°17′56″W / 38.46889°N 76.29889°W / 38.46889; -76.29889
Country United States
State Maryland
County Dorchester
 • Total 4.16 sq mi (10.78 km2)
 • Land 4.14 sq mi (10.73 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 3.0 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 173
 • Density 42/sq mi (16.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21669
Area code(s) 410, 443, and 667
FIPS code 24-76925
GNIS feature ID 591395[1]

Taylors Island is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States,[1] on the state's Eastern Shore region. The population was 173 at the 2010 census.[2] It is known for hunting, crabbing and fishing. Ridgeton Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[3] Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Church and Grace Episcopal Church Complex were listed on 1979.[3]


Taylors Island is in western Dorchester County on the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay. It is separated from the mainland on the east by Slaughter Creek. Maryland Route 16 leads northeast from Taylors Island 16 miles (26 km) to Cambridge, the Dorchester County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Taylors Island CDP occupies the central, northern, and western parts of the island. The CDP has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.8 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.47%, is water.[2]

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