Morgantown, Maryland


Morgantown is an unincorporated community in Charles County, Maryland, United States.[1] It lies south of the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge on the Potomac River at Lower Cedar Point. Morgantown is known for the Mirant Morgantown Generating Station smokestacks. The community had ferryboat service to Potomac Beach in Virginia before the present bridge opened in 1940.[2] Waverley was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[3] In 2007, a controversial coal barge loading facility was under construction at the power plant on Popes Creek.

Morgantown, Maryland
Morgantown is located in Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
Morgantown is located in the United States
Morgantown (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°20′43″N 76°58′16″W / 38.34528°N 76.97111°W / 38.34528; -76.97111Coordinates: 38°20′43″N 76°58′16″W / 38.34528°N 76.97111°W / 38.34528; -76.97111
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID590827


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Morgantown, Maryland
  2. ^ "Old Maryland Landmarks" by Robert F.T. Pogue, 1972.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.

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