A Seaside Resort at Point Lookout

A Seaside Resort at Point Lookout (HM14Z2)

Location: Lexington Park, MD 20653 St Mary's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.49', W 76° 19.308'

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The grassy area in front of you was once the site of a major resort. The geared wheels peeking out of the grass are all that remain. They were part of a power plant that provided lighting for the resort' buildings and power for its water treatment plant.

Even before the Civil War, tourists were making their way to Point Lookout. The first resort here opened in 1860. Imagine the guests on the lawn, the women in long dresses with parasols, watching the steamboats en route to Baltimore and Washington.

The resort burned down in 1877, but in the 1920's, Point Lookout became a resort community with a new hotel—the one with the power plant—-was built. Visitors enjoyed the same features that we enjoy at Point Lookout today—-beautiful views and the protected beaches of Chesapeake Bay.

Finally, because of shoreline erosion and the poor condition of the building, the hotel was torn down in 1989.

For nearly 150 years, the beaches of Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River have drawn summer visitors.

HM NumberHM14Z2
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 9:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384012 N 4211244
Decimal Degrees38.04150000, -76.32180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.49', W 76° 19.308'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 29.40" N, 76° 19' 18.48" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10350 Point Lookout Rd, Lexington Park MD 20653, US
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