Nanjemoy, from the Native American tribe Nanjemoy, is the name for a general area of Charles County, Maryland that is more or less bounded by the Nanjemoy Creek and by the Potomac River. It is a notoriously unpopulated area with bountiful natural beauty. The area is so unpopulated that Nanjemoy residents joke that "we have to pipe in the sunlight." A major great blue heron rookery is located in Nanjemoy. A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory radio astronomical observatory is located near the Potomac River. A large portion of the Potomac shoreline is owned by a single individual who maintains it in a natural condition.
Web Sites and Links
Christ Church, Durham ParishA forward-looking congregation of the Episcopal Church. Includes history, staff, newsletter, event calendar and service schedule.
Mt. Hope / Nanjemoy Elementary SchoolIncludes information about early childhood and adult education programs.
Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education CenterCharles County Public School outdoors education facility. Includes information about the Trashless Lunch contest, list of field studies, and list of upcoming workshops for teachers.
Nanjemoy Creek PreservePreserved by the Nature Conservancy it provides a nesting home to one of the largest great blue heron colonies on the East Coast.
Nanjemoy.NetLocal community directory, listing community groups, businesses, parks, and attractions.
Smallwood State ParkIncludes marina on Mattawoman Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, fishing, picnicking, camping, and a historic area.