Gunpowder River

Gunpowder River (HMQE)

Location: Middle River, MD 21220 Pennington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 21.863', W 76° 20.461'

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So Called as early as 1600

Legend relates that the name originated with an Indian attempt to plant gunpowder in the hope that a crop could be raised.

Big Gunpowder Falls flows through Baltimore County, joins the Little Gunpowder Falls at Day's Island to form Gunpowder River. The River empties into the Chesapeake Bay at Carroll Island.
Year Placed1968
Placed ByBaltimore County Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384474 N 4358071
Decimal Degrees39.36438333, -76.34101667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 21.863', W 76° 20.461'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 21' 51.78" N, 76° 20' 27.66" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1331-1399 New York Ave NW, Middle River MD 21220, US
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