Owings, MD

Welcome to Owings

Owings is a census-designated place (CDP) in Calvert County, Maryland, United States. The population was 2,149 at the 2010 census, up from 1,325 at the 2000 census.

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Location

Owings is located along the northern border of Calvert County. It is bordered to the north by Friendship in Anne Arundel County. Maryland Route 2 (Solomons Island Road) passes through the CDP west of the center of town, leading north 23 miles (37 km) to Annapolis and south 13 miles (21 km) to Prince Frederick, the Calvert County seat. Maryland Route 260 passes through the center of town and leads southeast 4 miles (6 km) to Chesapeake Beach and northwest 11 miles (18 km) to Upper Marlboro, via MD 4.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Owings CDP has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.2 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.32%, is water.[1]
The Owings area is considered exurban by the Washington Post. It includes a mix of farmland, single-family detached homes and subdivisions. Aerial maps show that about 50% of the Owings CDP is wooded. The place center lies on the former Chesapeake Beach Railway line, which was converted to the roadway Maryland Route 260. Owings was a stop on the railway local service. Hall Creek originates in the Owings vicinity, forms part of the CDP's northern border and winds west until it empties into the Patuxent River. The creek bed cuts a significant valley across the hilly central ridge of the Calvert County peninsula.

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History

Originally the Chesapeake Beach Railway station at the line's intersection with Solomons Island Road was known as "Friendship". David Moffatt, president of the railway, renamed the station "Owings" in order to avoid conflict with the town of West Friendship, Maryland. The name was a tribute to Harry P. Owings, a one-time member of the state legislature and Calvert County resident, who was also a local farmer and real estate agent. In August 1900, Harry P. Owings requested the position of station manager. The station was already known as Owings at the time of the request.
Maidstone was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

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Nearby Listings

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Updated: 7th November, 2018 3:45 PM.