Point Lookout is located on a peninsula formed by the junction where the Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay. The area has quite a history. It was first explored by Captain John Smith in 1608. Point Lookout got its name from its role as a lookout post, used to watch British ship movements during the War of 1812. During the Civil War, a Union prison was built that at one point housed 20,000 Confederate prisoners. The crowded conditions were very unsanitary resulting in almost 4,000 deaths at the prison camp. Nearby is a Confederate Memorial and Cemetery.
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