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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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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 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 62.5 (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 28.13 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.38 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 36.11 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 21.88 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.88 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.25 (Low)
  • Living in Port Tobacco - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Port Tobacco is 171.14 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.86 (High)
    • Climate Index 81.12 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 52.3 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.81 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 50 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.34 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 134.01 (Very High)
    • 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 14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 60 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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