Did you come from a tiny town in quiet state? Well, it’s probably not as tiny as this one. According to the 2019 census, Port Tobacco has a population of… six. No, we’re not kidding. But the small population has some distinct advantages.

The cost of living is usually lower. So if you’re looking to rent an apartment or even buy a house, you’ll find that your dollar stretches further outside of the big cities. Of course, there are fewer job opportunities. But if you own your own business, work remotely, or commute, you can live very comfortably.

Small towns also have fewer choices for entertainment, but that can also be a pro. It helps families draw closer to each other and spend more time together.

Want to learn all about our little village? Get the FAQs below.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it a Safe Place to Live?

If you’re moving to the area, you might be wondering about the safety of our neighborhoods. Very few places in the U.S. have an A in overall crime grade, but this is one of them. This means that 87% of all American cities are more dangerous than this one. Check out the crime grade map!

How Did Port Tobacco Get Its Name?

Originally, this place was home to a group of Native Americans and they called their village Potopaco. When Captain John Smith arrived in 1608, he and the settlers with him mispronounced the word, which is where it got its current name.

True to its name, and curiously enough, the place quickly developed into a thriving Tobacco port.

When Was it Founded?

It was a Native American village long before it was settled. But in 1684 it was officially colonized. And it quickly became a center for trade and commerce in Southern Maryland.

What County is it in?

The tiny village of Port Tobacco is located in Charles County, MD.

Things to Do

  • Visit the Historic Village
  • Tour the Old Courthouse
  • Stop By the Washington Burch House
  • Eat at the Blue Dog Saloon

Blue Dog Saloon

Looking for great all-American food? Then stop by the Blue Dog Saloon! You can have pizza, sandwiches, or just a burger and fries.



“Food is excellent, went with family to celebrate a birthday, this place fits the hole in the wall with a five-star experience. The staff is super professional and friendly, will definitely be coming back.”

N. Aguilar

“Fabulous place for dinner. Their crabcakes and filet are the best. This is about the only place I go for eating out.”

P. Aaron

“The best I have had eating out in a very long time. Food was fabulous and service was great. Was nice to meet the man behind the establishment. Will definitely return and recommend ti others.”

R. Burkett

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