Patapsco River in Anne Arundel County MD


Patapsco River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Patapsco River is a physical feature (stream) in Anne Arundel County. The primary coordinates for Patapsco River places it within the MD 21122 ZIP Code delivery area.

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Feature Name: Patapsco River
Category: Maryland physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Physical
Class: Stream
Description: Heads 1.6 km (1 mi) east of Marriottsville at the junction of South and North Branch Patapsco River, flows southeast to Baltimore and on to the Chesapeake Bay.
History: One theory about the derivation of this name suggests that it is from the Indian term "potaskut" meaning "at the rocky point or corner", possibly referring to the long shoal at the west entrance to the feature. Another theory suggests that the name is from the Delaware word "petapsqui" meaning "back-water, tide-water". (US-T121)
County: Anne Arundel County
Latitude: 39.1737202
Longitude: -76.4432935

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