Charles County Map

The county was named for Charles Calvert the third Baron Baltimore. The most populated city is La Plata, the remainder of the county is rural. The Scenic Loop to Cobb Island is great for bicycles as well as autos. The island is mainly residential with a few seafood restaurants.

Dr. Samuale A. Mudd House Museum plantation is one of the few houses in Maryland that has remained in the family since settlement in the mid 1600's. Smallwood State Park features hiking trails, boats, canoes, fishing and in the park is the General Smallwood Retreat House. Recently the Mattawoman Creek Art Center was added.

Size: 643 Square Miles
County Seat: La Plata
Government Form: Code Home Rule since 2002
Population 2000: 120,546
Median income for a household (2000): $62,199
Median income for a family (2000): $67,602

Cities in Charles County

Bel Alton (20611) Benedict (20612) Bryantown (20617)
Cobb Island (20625) Faulkner (20632) Hugesville (20637)
Indian Head Ironsides (20643) Issue (20645)
La Plata Marbury (20658) Mount Victoria (20661)
Najemoy (20662) Newburg (20664) Patuxent (21113)
Pisgah (20640) Pomfret (20675) Port Tobacco (20677)
Riverside (21017) Rock Point (20682) Waldorf
Welcome (20693) White Plains (20695) blank

Charles County Resources

Charles County Chamber of Commerce
Charles County Government
Charles County Tourism
College of Southern Maryland
Charles County Public Library
Charles County Public Schools

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