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Marbury, Maryland

Unincorporated community
Location within the state of Maryland

Coordinates: 38°34′31″N 77°09′21″W / 38.57528°N 77.15583°W / 38.57528; -77.15583Coordinates: 38°34′31″N 77°09′21″W / 38.57528°N 77.15583°W / 38.57528; -77.15583

Country United States
State Maryland
County Charles
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 20658
GNIS feature ID 590737

Marbury is an unincorporated community in Charles County, Maryland.[1] It has been designated the zip code of 20658. It is 6.3 miles from Indian Head on Maryland Route 224.

Marbury was the point at which the 2002 tornado touched down, before traveling east to demolish much of La Plata, Maryland.[2][3] Marbury is located at 38°34′31″N 77°09′21″W / 38.57528°N 77.15583°W / 38.57528; -77.15583 (38.575278, -77.155833)[4][5]


Smallwood State Park, named for William Smallwood, is located in nearby Rison, Maryland. It includes Smallwood's Retreat[6] and Sweden Point Marina.[7] Many fishing tournaments are held annually at the park, attracting fishermen from many states and there is an art gallery on the grounds.[8]


Gale-Bailey Elementary School is located in Marbury. Middle- and high-school students attend General Smallwood Middle School and Henry E. Lackey High School.[9]


Election district 10, which includes Marbury, had 3234 residents as of 2000.[10] That is a wider area than Marbury itself; other sources say it has 913 residents.[11]

Notable residents

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor vacationed with her paternal grandparents, who lived in Marbury during the 1930s.[12][13]


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