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User:RMCD bot/subject notice Port Tobacco is an unincorporated community in Charles County, Maryland, United States. Once a bustling port providing indirect access to the Potomac River, Port Tobacco was a commercial hub for colonial Maryland and served as the county seat of Charles County from 1658 to 1895. Unfortunately, erosion from excessive agricultural use and poor soil conservation caused significant siltation at the head of the Port Tobacco River, which eventually became unnavigable to larger merchant vessels. As a result, commercial activity at the port had dwindled by the time of the Civil War. In 1888, a small portion of the town's square incorporated as Port Tobacco Village and may have signaled an attempt by the town's residents to address the port's decline. That decline, however, was only exacerbated by the completion of a nearby rail line to Pope's Creek in 1873 operated by the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad. The new line bypassed Port Tobacco and ran further south to another port directly on the Potomac River. New communities eventually sprang up along the railway and prospered, including the town of La Plata, which succeeded Port Tobacco as the county seat in 1895. Historic landmarks within Port Tobacco include Chapel Point, home of St. Thomas Manor and St. Ignatius Church, the oldest continuously active Jesuit complex in the world, and the oldest Catholic parish in the Thirteen Colonies; Mulberry Grove, the birthplace of John Hanson; and Rose Hill manor house. In addition to Rose Hill and St. Thomas Manor, Ellerslie, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Linden, Mt. Carmel Monastery, Port Tobacco Historic District, Retreat, and Stagg Hall are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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A place in United States, Port Tobacco is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. Port Tobacco is located at a short trip away from Washington D. C. a major city in United States. Washington D. C. is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Washington Monument, United States Capitol, Lincoln Memorial. Popular vacation packages of Port Tobacco are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Port Tobacco*

  • Pollution Statistics in Port Tobacco

    Know the pollution level of Port Tobacco before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Port Tobacco: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Port Tobacco for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Port Tobacco.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 20.83 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 92.86 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.83 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.33 (Low)
  • Living in Port Tobacco - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 68.01 (High)
    • Climate Index 82.4 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 44.83 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.5 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 50 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.98 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Port Tobacco

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Port Tobacco

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.83 USD

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