Passapea Landing


ca. 1906-1912

Other Names

Passapae, Passapees, Prssanos, The Stakes







Passapea Landing is located at the end of Kibler Road on the east side of the Choptank River north of Smith Landing (Mevills Warehouse) and below Brick Mill Landing about three miles north of Denton where route 313 crosses the Choptank River. The landing is named after the Passipa and/or Passapea family of Maryland. 

The landing was also known as "The Stakes" - then regarded as the head of navigation for large sailing vessels. Trade to Greensboro was by flat bottom scows or lighters.  At one time "as many as four staunch sailing packets anchored or moored at or near the stakes, all laden scuppers to with valuable cargoes."

It is designated on "Topographic Map of Caroline County" 1950 revised 1971. The landing is spelt "Prssanos" on "Index Chart of Natural Oyster Bars, Crab Bottoms, Clam Beds and Triangular Stations of Maryland surveyed by Maryland Shell Fish Commission in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Fisheries and U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey," 1906-1912. This is believed to be an incorrect spelling for Passapea.


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River Sections:
Lower Choptank
Lower Tributaries
Middle Choptank

Historic Sites on the Upper Choptank River

Todd Wharf
Downes Landing
Two Johns
Keenes Landing
Towers Wharf
Potters Landing
Potters Mill
Lyford Landing
Pealiquor Ldg
Pungy Shipwreck
Watts Creek
Vesper Shipwreck
West Denton
Denton Wharves
Denton Bridges
Denton Ferries
Pig Point
Neck Meeting House
QARR Bridge
Adams Landing
Ridgely Waterfront
Hardcastle Ldg
Barwicks Ferry
Melvills Warehse
Smith Landing
Brigantine Ldg
Sangstons Ldg
Passapea Ldg
Landing Ck Ldg
Brick Mill Landing
G'boro Wharves
G'boro Bridges
Sandy Is Bridge
Choptank Mills