Port Tobacco

Port Tobacco, MD

Founded in 1727, Port Tobacco, grew to prominence in Maryland based on their exportation of tobacco along the Port Tobacco and Potomac Rivers that led to the Chesapeake Bay and across the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately, the agricultural practices and the resulting erosion, caused siltation at the mouth of the Port Tobacco River that made merchant ships unable to reach the port.  Around the same time in 1888, the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad was completed that had no stops near Port Tobacco. The town’s rapid development and speedy decline has led to preservation of many archeological sites for studying the history of colonial, enslaved and Native cultures.

Port Tobacco is centrally located in Charles County and MD Route 6 is the main artery for travel in and out of the area. A significant attraction is area is the St. Ignatius Church and the St. Thomas Manor with house and cemetery that are recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Many attest that this church is the oldest continuously operating Roman Catholic parish in the Thirteen Colonies.

If your next real estate lifestyle decision begs for the quiet life while being close to rivers, Port Tobacco may become your ideal destination. Call Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices McNelis Group properties today to learn more!