La Plata is a town located in Charles County, Maryland. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,551. It is the county seat of Charles County. Although the town's name appears to be derived from Spanish, it is pronounced IPA /l?'ple???/ listen.On April 28, 2002, an F4 tornado cut a 24-mile long swath through Charles County, with areas around La Plata damaged most severely. This tornado caused 4 deaths. La Plata had suffered an earlier tornado 70 years prior, which had a death toll of 17 people, 14 in a school.
Web Sites and Links
Americal Legion Post 82Newsletter, events and hall rental information.
Calvary Grace Assembly of GodHas events, ministries, missions and worship information.
Charles County Adult Day ServicesProvides supervised medical day care for adults with physical, medical, or mental disabilities.
Discalced Nuns of the Carmel of Port TobaccoThe Carmelite Nuns of Port Tobacco offer you their prayers, information about their monastery and gift shop items.
La Plata Tornado, April 28, 2002Photos and review of the tornado path and impact from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
LaPlata Garden ClubFormed to help restore the area after a devastating tornado in April 2002. Features an events calendar, successes, and gardening tips and resources.
Mr. Rooney's World HistoryWorld History and genealogy resources and student-developed web pages.
Restorers of Mount Carmel in MarylandThis is the site of the first Carmelite monastery in Port Tobacco, Maryland where the two remaining original buildings (1790) are restored.