Nikep, Maryland


Nikep, Maryland
2016-06-18 15 07 10 View south along Maryland State Route 935 (Lower Georges Creek Road) between Nikep Street and Mine Street in Nikep, Allegany County, Maryland.jpg
Nikep is located in Maryland
Location within the State of Maryland
Nikep is located in the United States
Nikep (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°33′02″N 78°59′50″W / 39.55056°N 78.99722°W / 39.55056; -78.99722Coordinates: 39°33′02″N 78°59′50″W / 39.55056°N 78.99722°W / 39.55056; -78.99722
Country United States
State Maryland
County Allegany
 • Total0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
1,394 ft (425 m)
 • Total116
 • Density771/sq mi (297.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
FIPS code24-55950
GNIS feature ID2583666

Nikep (also known as Pekin) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Allegany County, Maryland, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census it had a population of 116.[2]

Nikep is located in the Georges Creek Valley of western Allegany County, along the old route of Maryland Route 36. Lonaconing is 1.6 miles (2.6 km) to the northeast, and Westernport is 6.6 miles (10.6 km) to the southwest. The origins for the name "Nikep" are obscure.


  1. ^ "Nikep (Populated Place)". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Nikep CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved May 28, 2013.