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
title=Bryans Road Indian Head Sub-Area Plan
publisher=Charles County, Maryland — Department Of Planning & Growth Management
Page 19.] [cite web
title=Pomonkey Map
publisher=Absolute United States
] [cite web
title= Routes 220-239
Contrast with the "Pomonkey Map", and see that the note for Route 227 refers to "Marshall Hall" road, which differs from "Marshall Corner" road.


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
title=Area's Black Schoolhouses Still Have a Lesson to Teach
first2=Amit R.
publisher=The Washington Post
date=February 17, 2005

As noted here, the other school was Bel Alton.


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
title=20616 Zip Code (Bryans Road, Maryland) Detailed Profile
] however the area lies at the meeting of zipcodes 20616, 20640 and 20646. [cite web
title=Charles County, Maryland 2002 Zip Code Areas
publisher=Maryland State Data Center
] 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 ] ]


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
title=Bryans Road Indian Head Sub-Area Plan
publisher=Department Of Planning & Growth Management, Charles County, Maryland

* [http://interment.net/data/us/md/charles/dents/index.htm Dents Level Cemetery]
*cite web
title=After a Long Wait, Charles Airport to Expand
author=Philip Rucker
publisher=The Washington Post
date=July 22, 2007

*cite web
title=Inside Our School World, Sports: African Americans During a Century of Segregation, Charles County, Maryland
publisher=College of Southern Maryland

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