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Welcome to Compton ...

Compton is located in Saint Mary's County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Compton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1885.

Compton is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: Compton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Compton: (301) & (240)<3>

The ZIP code for Compton: 20627<4>

Communities Also Named Compton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Maryland communities named Compton: This one is located in Saint Mary's County and the other is located in Charles County.

Beyond Maryland, there are 20 communities that are also named Compton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Georgia (2), Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Compton.

Communities near Compton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Compton.

  • Leonardtown
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leonardtown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonardtown
    • Leonardtown is located in Saint Mary's County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,912 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonardtown <6>
  • Colonial Beach
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Montross
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montross
    • Montross is located in Westmoreland County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 392 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montross <6>
  • Avenue
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avenue have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avenue
    • Avenue is located in Saint Mary's County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avenue <6>
  • Bushwood
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bushwood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushwood
    • Bushwood is located in Saint Mary's County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bushwood <6>
  • Coltons Point
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coltons Point have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coltons Point
    • Coltons Point is located in Saint Mary's County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coltons Point <6>
  • Hurry
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurry
    • Hurry is located in Saint Mary's County
  • Loveville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loveville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loveville
    • Loveville is located in Saint Mary's County
  • Morganza
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganza
    • Morganza is located in Saint Mary's County
  • Helen
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helen have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helen
    • Helen is located in Saint Mary's County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Compton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Compton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Compton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Compton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Compton. See our Newspapers Page for Compton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Compton ...

Looking for more information about Compton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Compton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Compton.

Adding Compton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Compton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Compton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Compton post office opened in 1885.

We also found Compton in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Compton.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Compton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Mary's County: www.co.saint-marys.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Saint Mary's, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Compton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Compton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Compton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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