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Gazetteer of Western Maryland and Surrounds
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Most of the listings below are from the Gazetteer of Maryland - 1941. New additions are highlighted in green.

Last Update: Nov. 10, 2011

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Pamosa: (village) in Allegany County; P.O: 1903 to 1909; see Barrelville.
Pangborn: (village) in Washington County; (1/2) mile west of Security; elev. 480.
(N. 3939' W. 7742') HAG
Paradise: (village) in Allegany County; (1/2) mile east of Midland; elev. 1,780; Md. 55.
(N. 3935' W. 7857') FROST
Paradise Church: (village) in Washington County; (1 1/4) miles southwest of Reid; elev. 636.
(N. 3942' W. 7742') HAG
Paramount: (village) in Washington County; (3) miles north of Hagerstown; elev. 595; pop. (27); Washington Co. P.O: 1901 to 1907; W. M. R.R.
(N. 3941' W. 7742') HAG
Parkersburg: in Allegany County.
Parkhead: (village) in Washington County; (1 3/4) southeast of Millstone; elev. 425; W. M. R.R.; U. S. 40; Md. 478; Washington Co. P.O: 1829 to 1833.
(N. 3940' W. 7804') HAN
Park Head: Washington Co. P.O: 1837 to 1842, 1843 to 1854;
Parkhead Station: (station) in Washington County; on W. M. R. R.; see Parkhead.
(N. 3940' W. 7804') HAN
Patterson Creek: In Virginia. Empties in to the North Branch of the Potomac Rive. The mouth is Southwest of Spring Gap, MD.
(39.56402, -78.72469) [SC]
Pattison Creek: See Patterson Creek. [SC]
Pattersons: (village) in Allegany County; (1 1/2) miles west of Corriganville; elev. 940.
(N. 3942' W. 7849') FROST
Pawn Run: (run) in Garrett County; branch of Deep Creek, mouth (2 3/4) miles southeast of Thayerville.
(N. 3928' W. 7918') OAK
Pea Ridge: (ridge) in Garrett County; spur of Red Ridge, bordering Savage River on west, between Bluelick Run and Mudlick Run; elev. 2,770.
(N. 3938' W. 7903') GRA
Pea Vine Branch: (waterway) in Allegany County. Mentioned in a survey dated 1746. Area East of Cumberland. [SC]
Peapatch Ridge: (ridge) in Garrett County; spur of Red Ridge, bordering Savage River on west, between Big Run and Bear Pen Run; elev. (2,580).
(N. 3934' W. 7908') GRA
Peare: (village) in Washington County; see Pearre.
Pearre: (village) in Washington County; (3 1/4) miles southwest of Exline; elev. 500; Washington Co. P.O: 1901 to 1910; 1912 to 1914; W. M. R.R.; Western Union; Express Agency.
(N. 3938' W. 7819') PAW
Pecktonville: (village) in Washington County; P.O: 1893 to 1903; on Licking Creek, (1) mile northeast of Parkhead; elev. 440; pop. (100).
(N. 3940' W. 7803') HAN
Pectonville: (village) in Washington County; see Pecktonville.
Pekin: (village) in Allegany County; (1 1/2) miles southwest of Lonaconing; elev. 1,400; pop. (265); Allegany Co. P.O: 1874 to 1912; C. & P. R.R.; Md. 36.
(N. 3933' W. 7900') FROST
Pen Mar: (village) in Washington County; on Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary; (1 1/4) miles northwest of Highfield; elev. 1,245; pop. (14); W. M. R.R.; Md. 92; Express Agency.
(N. 39 43' W. 77 30') HAG
Pen Mar Park: (resort) in Washington County; (1 1/4) miles southwest of Highfield; elev. (1,400). (N. 3943' W. 7730') HAG
Percy Cemetery: (cemetery) in Frostburg, Allegany County.
(39.66109, -78.93021) [SC/GM]
Percy's Tavern: (tavern) in Allegany County. (In today's LaVale). Operated circa 1834 on the Cumberland Road at the intersection of the Winchester Road. The tavern building burned in the early 1900s.
(39.63723, -78.84541)

Peters Run: (run) in Allegany County; branch of Town Creek, mouth (3/4) mile south of Town Creek (village).
(N. 3937' W. 7834') FLINT
Philo: (village) in Washington County; (1 1/4) miles northwest of Smithsburg; elev. 650; Washington Co. P.O: 1891 to 1903. (N. 3940' W. 7735') HAG
Phoenix: (village) in Allegany County; on Georges Creek, (1 3/4) miles north of Westernport; elev. 1,080.
(N. 3931' W. 7902') GRA
Picardy: Allegany Co. P.O: 1918 to 1934;
Pickell Hill: (hill) in Garrett and Allegany Counties; on border of Allegany and Garrett Counties, (1/2) mile northwest of Moscow Mills; elev. (2,080).
(N. 3933' W. 7902') GRA
Piclic Run:
(run) in Allegany County.
(39.66691, -78.46883) [SC/GM]
Piedmont Mines: in Allegany County.
Pigskin Ridge: (ridge) in Washington County; extending from Potomac River at Millstone northeasterly into Pennsylvania, bordering Licking Creek on west; elev. (800).
(N. 3942' W. 7804') HAN
Pine Hill: (village) in Allegany County; (1 1/4) miles northeast of Lonaconing; elev. 1,700.
(N. 3935' W. 7858') FROST
Pine Hill: (hill) in Garrett County; in Meadow Mountain, bordered by Middle Fork Creek, Blackhawk Run and Double Lick Run; elev. 2,740.
(N. 3933' W. 7912') GRA
Pine Hills: (hills) in Washington County; extending north from Pinesburg, bordering Meadow Brook on west; elev. (500).
(N. 3938' W. 7752') WIL
Pine Knob: (hill) in Frederick and Washington Counties; in South Mountain, (3) miles northwest of Myersville; elev. 1,720.
(N. 3933' W. 7736') HAG
Pine Ridge: (ridge) in Allegany County; (3 1/2) miles northeast of Oldtown; elev. (1,000).
(N. 3935' W. 7835') FLINT
Pine Swamp: (swamp) in Garrett County; on boundary of Maryland and West Virginia, along course of Muddy Creek, near its head.
(N. 3933' W. 7929') ACC
Pine Swamp Run: (run) in Garrett County; branch of Savage River, mouth (2 1/2) miles southwest of High Rock.
(N. 39 32' W. 79 08') GRA
Pinesburgh: Washington Co. P.O: 1890 to 1894; [SC]
Pinesburg: (village) in Washington County; (2) miles east of Charleton; elev. 468; pop. (42); Washington Co. P.O: 1894 to 1903.
(N. 3938' W. 7752') WIL
Pinesburg Station: (village) in Washington County; (1 1/4) miles south of Pinesburg; elev. 440; W. M. R.R.
(N. 3937' W. 7752') WIL
Piney Grove: (village) in Allegany County; (2 1/2) miles west of Bellegrove; elev. 937; pop. (33); Allegany Co. P.O: 1861 to 1862; 1873 to 1877; 1877 to 1895; U. S. 40.
(N. 3942' W. 7823') PAW
Pineygrove: Allegany Co. P.O: 1895 to 1924; [SC]
Piney Grove: (village) in Garrett County; (3) miles northwest of Avilton; elev. 2,649; U. S. 40.
(N. 39 41' W. 79 04') GRA
Piney Mountain: (mountain) in Allegany County; (3) miles southeast of Mount Savage; elev. (2,410).
(N. 3940' W. 7850') FROST
Piney Ridge: (ridge) in Allegany County; (2) miles northwest of Piney Grove; elev. (1,180).
(N. 3943' W. 7825') PAW
Piney Ridge Run: (run) in Allegany County; branch of Fifteenmile Creek, mouth at southeastern end of Keenan Ridge.
(N. 3939' W. 7826') PAW
Piney Run: (run) in Garrett County; branch of Muddy Creek, mouth (3/4) mile east of Browning Mill.
(N. 3931' W. 7927') ACC
Pinto: (village) in Allegany County; (1 3/4) miles south of Cresaptown; elev. 780; pop. (55); Allegany Co. P.O: 1891 on; B. & 0. R.R., W. M. R.R.; U. S. 222; Md. 53.
(N. 3934' W. 7850') FROST
Plane: (suburb) in Washington County; suburb of Hagerstown; see Hagerstown.
Pleasant Grove: Allegany Co. P.O: 1850 to 1854; 1855 to 1856; [SC]
Pleasant Hill School: (village) in Washington County; (2 1/4) miles southeast of Funkstown; elev. 546.
(N. 3935' W. 7740') HAG
Pleasant Valley: (valley) in Allegany County; between Evitts Mountain and Martin Mountain Ridge, (3) miles east of Dickens; elev.
(1,176). (N. 3943' W. 7838') FLINT
Pleasant Valley: (valley) in Washington County; extending northeasterly from Potomac River, along course of Israel Creek, between Elk Ridge and South Mountain.
(N. 3922' W. 7740') ANT
Pleasant Valley: (village) in Washington County.
Pleasant Valley Run: (run) in Garrett County; branch of North Branch of Casselman River, rising in Meadow Mountain, (4 1/4) miles southwest of Bittinger.
(N. 3933' W. 7915') GRA
Pleasant Valley School: (village) in Washington County; (2 1/2) miles southeast of Smithsburg; elev. 1,531; Md. 621.
(N. 39 38' W. 77 32') HAG
Pleasantville: (village) in Washington County; (2 3/4) miles south of Dargan; elev. 500.
(N. 3920' W. 7744') ANT
Point Ridge: (ridge) in Garrett County; bordering Savage River on west, between Jenkins Hill and Poplar Lick Run; elev. 2,660.
(N. 3935' W. 7906') GRA
Poland: (village) in Allegany County; (1 1/2) miles southeast of Westernport; elev. 920; Md. 135.
(N. 3928' W. 7901') ELK G.
Polecat Hollow: (hollow) in Washington County; between Rickard Mountain and Powell Mountain, extending northeast from Little Conococheague Creek.
(N. 3942' W. 7756') WIL
Polish Mountain: (mountain) in Allegany County; bordering Town Creek (creek) on east, north of Town Creek (village), extending northeastward into Pennsylvania; elev. (1,800).
(N. 3942' W. 7831') FLINT
Pompey Smash: (town) in Allegany County (South of Clarysville); Now known as Vale Summit.
(39.6203, -78.9090)
Pondsville: (village) in Washington County; (1 1/2) miles south of Cavetown; elev. 780; pop. (215); Washington Co. P.O: 1897 to 1903.
(N. 3937' W. 7735') HAG
Poplar Lick Run: (run) in Garrett County; branch of Savage River, mouth (1/4) mile north of Warnick Point.
(N. 3935' W. 7905') GRA
Porter Run: (run) in Allegany County. Feeds into Braddock Run near Clarysville.
(39.64517, -78.89064) [SC/GM]
Porters: (village) in Allegany County; (1/2) mile northeast of Rawlings; elev. 700.
(N. 3932' W. 7852') FROST
Porterstown: (village) in Washington County; (1 3/4) miles southwest of Keedysville; elev. 431.
(N. 3928' W. 7743') ANT
Portersville: in Allegany County.
Potomac Mines: in Allegany County.
Potomac River: (river) in Garrett, Allegany, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George's, St. Mary's and Washington Counties; branch of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland-Virginia, and Maryland-West Virginia boundaries; mouth at Point Lookout (St. Mary's County).
(N. 3800' W. 7620') POI
Potomac Station: (station) in Allegany County; station of B. & O. R.R. in Pinto; see Pinto.
Potomac Valley Junction: (village) in Washington County ; (3/4) mile north of Williamsport; elev. 400; W. M. R.R.
(N. 3937' W. 7749') WIL
Potomack River: (river) See Potomac River [SC]
Potowmack River: See Potomac River [SC]
Powell Mountain: (mountain) in Washington County; extending northeasterly from Little Conococheague Creek into Pennsylvania, (3) miles north of Clear Spring; elev.
(1,540). (N. 39 42' W. 77 55') WES
Powells Bend: (village) in Washington County; on Potomac River, (2 1/4) miles south of Williamsport; elev. 382.
(N. 3934' W. 7750') WIL
Pratt: (village) in Allegany County; (2 1/2) miles southeast of Gilpin; elev. 1,002; Allegany Co. P.O: 1893 to 1908; U. S. 40.
(N. 3941' W. 7830') FLINT
Prattsville: Allegany Co. P.O: 1822 to 1827; [SC]
Preston Run: (run) in Allegany County. Feeds into Braddock Run near Clarysville.
(39.63561, -78.89261 ) [SC/GM]
Promised Land: Allegany Co. P.O: 1839 to 1842; [SC]
Protection: in Garrett County; P.O: 1891 to 1892;.
Puriels Branch: Mentioned in the patent survey for Rabbit Range, circa 1770. Near Old Town.[SC]
Purslane Run: (run) in Allegany County; branch of Potomac River, mouth at Kiefer.
(N. 3932' W. 7828') PAW
Pusley Run: (run) in Allegany County; see Purslane Run.
Puzzley Run: (run) in Garrett County; rising in Negro Mountain, (1) mile southeast of Keyser and flowing northward into Pennsylvania.
(N. 3941' W. 7914') GRA

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