Place:Point Lookout, Saint Mary's, Maryland, United States


NamePoint Lookout
Located inSaint Mary's, Maryland, United States
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Point Lookout is a Maryland state park located at the southern tip of St. Mary's County on a peninsula formed by the confluence of Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River.[1][2]

Captain John Smith explored the point in 1612.[3] In 1634, the point was part of St. Michael's Manor, one of three manors granted to Leonard Calvert, Maryland's first proprietary governor.[4] British raids took place here during both the American Revolution and the War of 1812.[3] The Point Lookout Light, which still stands, was built here in 1830.[3]

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