Maryland Route 344

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Maryland Route 344

Chicamuxen Road
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length2.16 mi[1] (3.48 km)
Major junctions
South end MD 6 in Doncaster
North end MD 224 near Chicamuxen
CountryUnited States
Highway system
MD 343 MD 346

Maryland Route 344 (MD 344) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Chicamuxen Road, the state highway runs 2.16 miles (3.48 km) from MD 6 in Doncaster north to MD 224 near Chicamuxen. A connector between MD 6 and MD 224 in western Charles County, MD 344 was originally the southernmost part of MD 224. When MD 224 was rerouted to the west in the mid-1950s, MD 344 was assigned to its present course.

Route description

View south along MD 344 at MD 224 near Chicamuxen

MD 344 begins at an intersection with MD 6 (Port Tobacco Road) in the hamlet of Doncaster. County-maintained Gilroy Road is the south leg of the four-way intersection. The state highway heads northwest as a two-lane undivided road through farmland and forest. MD 344 reaches its northern terminus at a T-intersection with MD 224 near Chicamuxen. Northbound MD 224 heads straight as Chicamuxen Road while southbound MD 224 heads west from the intersection as Riverside Road.[1][2]


The highway to which MD 344 is now assigned was originally the southern part of MD 224, which extended north to the District of Columbia boundary in Forest Heights.[3] The Doncaster–Chicamuxen portion of MD 224 was constructed in 1930.[4][5] When MD 224 was placed onto Riverside Road south to Riverside in 1957, MD 344 was assigned to the portion of Chicamuxen Road south of the MD 224–MD 344 intersection.[6]

Junction list

The entire route is in Charles County.

Doncaster0.000.00 MD 6 (Port Tobacco Road) – IronsidesSouthern terminus
Chicamuxen2.163.48 MD 224 (Chicamuxen Road/Riverside Road) – Riverside, MarburyNorthern 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 2011-01-12.
  2. ^ Google (2010-03-22). "Maryland Route 344" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
  3. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1939). General Highway Map: State of Maryland (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission.
  4. ^ Uhl, G. Clinton; Bruce, Howard; Shaw, John K. (October 1, 1930). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1927–1930 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 207. Retrieved 2011-01-12.
  5. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1930). Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  6. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1957). Maryland: Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission.

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