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Welcome to Preston ...

The town of Preston is located in Caroline County<1>.

The location of Preston has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Preston has a population of 705 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Preston.

Preston is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Preston: (410), (443)<5> and (667).

The ZIP code for Preston: 21655<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Preston had an population of 705 people. This is a decrease of 1.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Preston had a population of 719 people. This makes Preston the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Preston represents 0.01% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 107th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 719 people, the population of Preston increased 27.03% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 566 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Preston.

Communities Also Named Preston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 46 communities that are also named Preston - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Preston ...

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

  • Easton [Talbot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
    • Easton [Talbot County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,611 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easton<8>
  • Cambridge [Dorchester County]
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    • Cambridge [Dorchester County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,213 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cambridge<8>
  • Seaford [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaford
    • Seaford [Sussex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,246 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaford<8>
  • Denton [Caroline County]
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    • Denton [Caroline County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Preston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,538 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denton<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Federalsburg [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federalsburg
      • Federalsburg [Caroline County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the east of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Federalsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federalsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federalsburg<8>
    • Bridgeville [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeville
      • Bridgeville [Sussex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeville<8>
    • Hurlock [Dorchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurlock
      • Hurlock [Dorchester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the southeast of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurlock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurlock<8>
    • Greensboro [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
      • Greensboro [Caroline County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,878 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<8>
    • Ridgely [Caroline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgely
      • Ridgely [Caroline County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgely
    • Blades [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blades
      • Blades [Sussex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Preston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blades have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blades

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 Preston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Preston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Preston. 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 Preston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Preston. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Preston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Preston ...

Looking for more information about Preston? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Preston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Preston.

Adding Preston to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Preston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Preston on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Preston on our Genealogy Page.

Communities in Maryland

About Caroline County

About Maryland

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

The official website for Caroline County: www.carolinemd.org/

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 Caroline, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Preston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Preston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Preston, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<6>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 town (such as Preston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Preston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Preston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Preston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PrestonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Preston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7112, Longitude: -75.9089       In this case, the coordinates for Preston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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