Whitehaven, Maryland

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Whitehaven
Census-designated place
Houses along the Wicomico River in Whitehaven
Houses along the Wicomico River in Whitehaven
Whitehaven is located in Maryland
Whitehaven
Whitehaven
Location within the state of Maryland
Coordinates: 38°16′09″N 75°47′28″W / 38.26917°N 75.79111°W / 38.26917; -75.79111Coordinates: 38°16′09″N 75°47′28″W / 38.26917°N 75.79111°W / 38.26917; -75.79111
Country United States
State Maryland
County Wicomico
Area[1]
 • Total 0.370 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land 0.368 sq mi (0.95 km2)
 • Water 0.002 sq mi (0.005 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 43
 • Density 120/sq mi (45/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 410 & 443
GNIS feature ID 588219[3]

Whitehaven is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Wicomico County, Maryland, United States.[3] Its population was 43 as of the 2010 census.[2] It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Whitehaven is home to the Whitehaven Ferry, one of the few remaining public ferries in Maryland, and was once a thriving settlement which included stores, a shipyard, and the Whitehaven Hotel. It is the location of the Whitehaven Historic District.[4] The ferry runs between Whitehaven and Mt. Vernon, Somerset County and takes approximately 5 minutes to make a crossing.

The Whitehaven Historic District and Whitehaven Hotel are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Whitehaven". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.