This week, a fun fact from the archives!
At 3,360 feet above sea level, Hoye-Crest in Garrett County is the highest point in Maryland.
The peak is located 12 miles south of Oakland on Backbone Mountain and was named after Capt. Charles E. Hoye, a World War I veteran whose passion for history and genealogy led to his founding of the Garrett County Historical Society.
The lowest point in Maryland is a depression often referred to as Bloody Point Hole, which sits 174 feet below sea level. The area is approximately 1 mile off the southern tip of Kent Island in Queen Anne’s County.
Unlike Hoye-Crest, no one knows for certain why the area is called Bloody Point, but many theories abound.
Bonus Fun Fact: To access the highest point in Maryland, you will need to start in West Virginia. (The trail to the natural summit begins on logging roads off of Route 219.)