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Highest and Lowest Elevations in Maryland's Counties

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COUNTY HIGH (ft.) APPROXIMATE LOCATION LOW (ft.) APPROXIMATE LOCATION RELIEF (ft.)
Allegany 2895 Dans Rock 420 Potomac River at Sideling Hill Creek 2475
Anne Arundel 300 Fort Meade Rd., 0.25 mi. W of Balt-Wash Pkwy 0 Chesapeake Bay 300
Baltimore City 480 NW corner in vicinity of Reisterstown Rd. 0 Baltimore Harbor (Patapsco River) ≥ 480
Baltimore 966 Mason-Dixon Line near Stiltz, Pa.,on Middletown Rd 0 Chesapeake Bay 966
Calvert 168 Sunderland at jct of Rte. 4 & 262 0 Chesapeake Bay 168
Caroline 79 3 mi. W of Henderson, N side of Bee Tree Rd. 0 Chesapeake Bay 79
Carroll ≥ 1120 4 mi. NW of Manchester, 0.6 mi. NW of Wentz. 260 Patapsco River near Marriottsville 858
Cecil 535 0.25 mi. S of Rock Springs 0 Chesapeake Bay 535
Charles 235 nr Bolton, 4.50 mi. WNW of Waldorf 0 Potomac River 235
Dorchester 57 Johnson Road, 2.5 mi. E of Williamsburg 0 Chesapeake Bay 57
Frederick 1895 South Mountain, 2 mi. NW of Wolfsville 200 Potomac River at Monocacy Creek 1695
Garrett 3360 Hoye Crest on Backbone Mt., on the Md.-W.Va. border1 960 Potomac River at Bloomington 2400
Harford 803 Slate Ridge, 0.4 mi. E of Whiteford 0 Chesapeake Bay 803
Howard 873 1.5 mi. NW of Long Corner 20 Patapsco River 853
Kent 102 2.25 mi. W of Coleman 0 Chesapeake Bay 102
Montgomery ≥ 880 ~0.2 mi. SW of intersection of Penn Shop Rd. and Rte. 27, or 0.45 mi. SW of Parrs Spring 10 Potomac River at Little Falls 835
Prince George's ≥ 440 Riding Stable Rd., nr Mont-gomery Co. Line; 1.2 mi. NW of jct. I-95 and Md. Rte. 198 0 Potomac R. at Bryan Pt.; Patuxent R. at Chalk Pt. 440
Queen Anne's 87 0.5 mi. NW of Starr 0 Chesapeake Bay2 87
St. Mary's 192 NW corner of county on Oaks Cocksey Rd. ~1 mi. E of Rte. 5 0 Chesapeake Bay 192
Somerset 46 2 mi. NW of Friendship Ch.on Meadow Bridge Rd. 0 Chesapeake Bay 46
Talbot 78 Rte. 328, NE edge of Easton 0 Chesapeake Bay 78
Washington 2140 Quirauk Mtn, 1.2 mi.S of Fort Ritchie 250 Potomac River at Harpers Ferry 1890
Wicomico 73 1 mi. W of Waste Gate 0 Chesapeake Bay 73
Worcester 65 1 mi. S of Furnace 0 Atlantic Ocean 65

FactSheet 1: Highest and Lowest Elevations in Maryland's Counties is available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (24 kb).

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Compiled by the Maryland Geological Survey, 2300 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
This electronic version of "FactSheet No.1 " was prepared by R.D. Conkwright, Division of Coastal and Estuarine Geology, Maryland Geological Survey. Please send comments on this page to Dale Shelton (dshelton@mgs.md.gov)

Maryland Geological Survey is a part of the Resource Assessment Service
Maryland Department of Natural Resources, State of Maryland
Updated January 26, 2007
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