Pomonkey, Maryland


Pomonkey, Maryland

Pomonkey is an unincorporated area located in Charles County, Maryland at the crossing of Livingston Road and Pomfret Rd.cite web
url=http://www.charlescounty.org/pgm/planning/plans/commplanning/bryansroad/default.htm
title=Bryans Road Indian Head Sub-Area Plan
publisher=Charles County, Maryland — Department Of Planning & Growth Management
accessdate=2007-10-14
Page 19.] [cite web
url=http://abstusa.com/md/pomonkey/map
title=Pomonkey Map
publisher=Absolute United States
accessdate=2008-02-19
] [cite web
url=http://www.mdroads.com/routes/220-239.html
title= Routes 220-239
publisher=MDRoads
accessdate=2008-02-19
Contrast with the "Pomonkey Map", and see that the note for Route 227 refers to "Marshall Hall" road, which differs from "Marshall Corner" road.
]

History

Pomonkey is named for one of the Indian tribes living in the area. Dating from the early 1800s, the village of Bumpy Oak was renamed to Pomonkey when it was designated a postal stop. [Bryans Road, Appendix B Appendix B Brief History of Bryans Road] The former Pomonkey High School was one of two black segregated high schools in Charles County until the 1960s, and has a proud alumni association. [citation
url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28071-2005Feb16.html
title=Area's Black Schoolhouses Still Have a Lesson to Teach
first1=Joshua
last1=Partlow
first2=Amit R.
last2=Paley
publisher=The Washington Post
date=February 17, 2005
accessdate=2007-12-23

As noted here, the other school was Bel Alton.
]

Demographics

Pomonkey itself is a rural area, for which few statistics are available. Bryans Road, Maryland is the closest area for which data are available, [cite web
url=http://www.city-data.com/zips/20616.html
title=20616 Zip Code (Bryans Road, Maryland) Detailed Profile
publisher=City-data.com
accessdate=2008-01-04
] however the area lies at the meeting of zipcodes 20616, 20640 and 20646. [cite web
url=http://www.mdp.state.md.us/MSDC/Zipcode_map/2002/chzc2002.pdf
title=Charles County, Maryland 2002 Zip Code Areas
publisher=Maryland State Data Center
accessdate=2008-01-04
] As of 2000, Election District 7 (named for Pomonkey, but which includes Bryans Road and Indian Head) had a population of 11,859 persons. The racial breakdown was: 59.0% white, 35.8% black, 1.5% American Indian and Alaskan Native, 1.2% Asian, 0.1% Asian Indian, 0.2% Chinese, 0.6% Filipino, <0.1% Japanese, 0.1% Korean, <0.1% Vietnamese, 0.1% Other Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 0.5% Other race, 1.8% two or more races. [http://www.charlescounty.org/pgm/planning/census/charts/Pomonkey.PDF]

Local Landmarks

*J C Parks Elementary School
*Maryland Airport
*Matthew Henson Middle School
*Saint Johns Cemetery
*Saint Johns Chapel [ [http://abstusa.com/md/pomonkey Pomonkey, Maryland, United States ] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/facility/pomonkey.htm Describes former NRL installation]
* [http://www.mde.state.md.us/assets/document/brownfields/Pomonkey_Launch.pdf Pomonkey Launch and Control (MD-217/218, W-54)]
*cite web
url=http://www.charlescounty.org/PGM/planning/plans/commplanning/bryansroad/default.htm
title=Bryans Road Indian Head Sub-Area Plan
publisher=Department Of Planning & Growth Management, Charles County, Maryland
accessdate=2007-12-22

* [http://interment.net/data/us/md/charles/dents/index.htm Dents Level Cemetery]
*cite web
url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/20/AR2007072002531.html
title=After a Long Wait, Charles Airport to Expand
author=Philip Rucker
publisher=The Washington Post
date=July 22, 2007
accessdate=2007-12-22

*cite web
url=http://www.csmd.edu/Library/SMSC/ccschools/sports/index.htm
title=Inside Our School World, Sports: African Americans During a Century of Segregation, Charles County, Maryland
publisher=College of Southern Maryland
date=2007-07-20
accessdate=2007-12-22


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