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Bloodsworth Island
Bloodsworth Island is located in Maryland
Bloodsworth Island
Bloodsworth Island
Location in Maryland
Bloodsworth Island is located in the United States
Bloodsworth Island
Bloodsworth Island
Location in the United States
Location within Maryland
Location Chesapeake Bay
Coordinates 38°10′36″N 76°03′08″W / 38.17667°N 76.05222°W / 38.17667; -76.05222
United States
State Maryland
Population 0

Bloodsworth Island is an island in the Chesapeake Bay. It lies in southern Dorchester County, Maryland. Historic research suggests that sites discovered in an archaeological investigation of the northern third of the island were associated with families who worked in the nineteenth-century Chesapeake Bay oystering industry.


Bloodsworth Island Range

From 1942 to 1995, the United States Navy used the island as a shore bombardment and bombing range for firing and dropping live ordnance from ships and aircraft. This included bombs, small and large caliber ammunition, rockets, and missiles that contained explosives, propellants, and other energetics. Due to extensive contamination by unexploded ordnance, the island is currently off-limits to the public.

In popular culture

On the season 10 episode 8 episode of the AMC TV show The Walking Dead, newcomer Virgil says he is from a community living on Bloodsworth Island and he is trying to return. The episode ends with Michone (Danai Gurira) accompanying Virgil, presumably to return to Bloodsworth Island to obtain weapons with which to kill Alpha's zombie herd.


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