"Potomac Location" Saint George Island by grandmaR

Saint George Island Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 38 photos

St George Island is very low lying land and subject to flooding. After Isabel in the fall of 2003, St. George Island was out of communication with the rest of the county for over a week. St. George's Creek (a tributary of the St. Mary's River - formerly the St. George's River) is on one side, and the Potomac is on the other. The first bridge to the mainland was built in 1923.

After Isabel, many of the houses were built up above the flood area.

St George Island was founded in 1634 and takes its name from St. George, the patron saint of England. It was farmed by the Jesuit priests. The first battle of the Revolutionary War in Maryland took place here in July 1776 when British troops occupied the island. The British also came ashore on the island during the war of 1812.

The Roman Catholic Church owned the island until 1852. At that time they subdivided lots for people to buy and the island was largely settled by watermen from the Eastern Shore who were Methodists.

  • Last visit to Saint George Island: Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated Apr 27, 2011
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