Sinepuxent

Name:

Sinepuxent

County:

Worcester

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

38° 18′ 47  N, 75° 9′ 7  W

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)

Comments:

Sinepuxent or Sinepuxent Town was a village in Worcester County, Maryland, located on Sinepuxent Neck across Sinepuxent Bay from the barrier island of Assateague.

Remains:

 

Established:

 

Disestablished:

Destroyed by hurricane 1818

Current Status:

The village was destroyed by a hurricane in 1818  and never rebuilt. Its location arose in large part from its convenience to ocean-going ships: an inlet—Sinepuxent Inlet—allowed access through Assateague Island from the Atlantic Ocean to Sinepuxent Bay, until it was closed by the same hurricane that destroyed the village.

Remarks:

Sinepuxent was the birthplace of U.S. Navy officer Stephen Decatur in 1779.

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