Port Deposit, Maryland

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Port Deposit is a town in Cecil County, Maryland, United States. It is located on the north bank of the Susquehanna River near its discharge into the Chesapeake Bay. The population was 676 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Port Deposit is located at 39°36′39″N 76°6′1″W / 39.61083°N 76.10028°W / 39.61083; -76.10028 (39.610915, -76.100172)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), all of it land.

History

Early History

Captain John Smith led two expeditions up the Chesapeake Bay in 1608 and 1609. His was the first recorded European visit to the area, getting upriver from the Chesapeake Bay about 2 miles (3.2 km) to the present location of Port Deposit. He named the rapids on Susquehanna which started just above Port Deposit as Smythe Fayles.[2][3]

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