Maryland Route 239

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Maryland Route 239

Bushwood Wharf Road
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length1.64 mi[1] (2.64 km)
Major junctions
West endDead end at the Wicomico River
Major intersections MD 520 near Bushwood
East end MD 242 near Bushwood
CountryUnited States
CountiesSt. Mary's
Highway system
MD 238 MD 242

Maryland Route 239 (MD 239) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Bushwood Wharf Road, the state highway runs 1.64 miles (2.64 km) from a dead end at the Wicomico River east to MD 242 near Bushwood in western St. Mary's County. MD 239 was constructed in the late 1920s.

Route description

View east from the west end of MD 239 at the Wicomico River

MD 239 begins at a dead end next to a boat ramp on Bushwood Cove of the Wicomico River at a spot historically known as Bushwood Wharf. The state highway heads east as a 18-foot (5.5 m) two-lane undivided road past the historic home Ocean Hall located to the south. At Bushwood Road, MD 239 curves to the southeast, passing through farmland and crossing Whites Neck Creek before intersecting the northern terminus of MD 520 (Whites Neck Road). MD 239 continues east to its own terminus at MD 242 (Colton Point Road).[1][2]


MD 239 was constructed as a 15-foot (4.6 m) gravel road starting in 1926.[3] The state highway was built from MD 242 to Bushwood Road in 1927 and to the western terminus on the Wicomico River in 1928.[4][5] MD 239 was widened and resurfaced with asphalt in 1956.[6] The state highway has changed very little since then.

Junction list

The entire route is in Bushwood, St. Mary's County.

0.000.00Dead end at Wicomico RiverWestern terminus
MD 520 south (Whites Neck Road)
Northern terminus of MD 520
1.642.64 MD 242 (Colton Point Road) – Clements, Coltons PointEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2013). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  2. ^ Google (2010-12-08). "Maryland Route 239" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  3. ^ Mackall, John N.; Darnall, R. Bennett; Brown, W.W. (January 1927). Annual Reports of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1924–1926 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. pp. 36, 65. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  4. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1927). Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  5. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1928). Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  6. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1956). Maryland: Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission.

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