Town News & Public Notices

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Historic Charlestown

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Town of Charlestown

P.O. Box 154
241 Market Street
Charlestown, MD 21914
(410) 287-6173 Phone
(410) 287-6620 Fax

OFFICE HOURS (Effective 9/5/16)
7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Thursday
7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Friday

Charlestown Event Calendar
Please e-mail Town Clerk with any questions, comments or events you would like to have added to the event calendar.
Sidewalk Project Update

Sidewalk Update

The Town Commissioners were briefed by a State Highway Administration employee on September 26th concerning the ongoing sidewalk project along MD 267 (Bladen) in Charlestown from the Edgewater to Market Street.  The wall in the 800 block of Bladen Street will be taken down utilizing a very large construction crane which necessitates a detour which is laid out below.  The detour will occur daily beginning tentatively during the week of October 16th and lasting for around two weeks.  The detour will be from  8AM to 4PM daily.  Signs will be placed to help you navigate the detour.  If you use MD 267 (Bladen Street) to get to and from the elementary school in the mornings and afternoons you will need to use the west side of 267 to get there from Trinity Woods, Scott Gardens, Cool Springs, and West Old Philadelphia Road (Rte 7), utilizing a left hand turn into the school from Rte 267.  The detour will only turn you around to your original place on Bladen Street and not get you through town to continue back onto Bladen Street.  We want to reiterate that this is a State Highway Project over which the Town of Charlestown has no control.  We thank you for your patience as this project is completed.



NB Detour Route

Traffic will be detoured Right onto Louisa LN

Traffic will be detoured Right onto Water Street

Traffic will be detoured Right onto Market Street continuing straight as it becomes Cecil Street

Traffic will be detoured Right onto MD 267

Traffic will be detoured Right onto MD 7

Traffic will be detoured Right onto MD 267


SB Detour Route

Traffic will be detoured Left onto Edgewater Ave

Traffic will be detoured Left onto Shore Drive

Traffic will be detoured Left onto Clearview Ave

Traffic will be detoured Right onto MD 267 

Traffic will be detoured Left onto MD 7 Traffic will be detoured Left onto MD 267


Young at Heart 50+ Group

This town sponsored group of 50+ agewise members meets every Tuesday at Charlestown St. John’s United Methodist Church from 10am to 1pm.  All are welcome to attend for socializing, playing cards and games.  No RSVP needed!  For information please contact Town Hall @ 410-287-6173.

Charge for Boat Ramp Usage Began October 1st.

At the meeting of July 25, 2017 the Commissioners of Charlestown voted in favor of adopting an update of Ordinance #9 to the following:  The charge to launch a boat at the municipal boat ramp will be $10.00 a day or $25.00 for a yearly pass for in state boaters and $75.00 a year for  out of state boaters.  The daily fee will be collected by an honor box system located at the boat ramp.  Yearly passes will be sold at Town Hall during regular business hours ( Mondays through Thursdays 7:30 to 5:00 and Fridays from 7:30 to 4).  Any yearly passes sold between October and December 2017 will be valid through December of 2018.

NEXT Bulk Pick Up October 25, 2017

IS WEDNESDAY October 25, 2017. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CALLED IN YOUR ITEMS BY TUESDAY, October 24th. FOR PICK-UP: CALL Town Hall @ 410-287-6173.  LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER with address, name, phone number and brief description of items to be picked up. HAVE THEM OUT BY 7AM OR THE NIGHT BEFORE. Please do not put items out in advance of the date.  Doing so makes your neighborhood unsightly.

Halloween Parade and Costume Contest October 27

Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest

Line up at the Fire House at 4:00 PM

Parade to start at 4:30 PM

Prizes will be awarded.  Food and goody bags will be given to each child

Parade Route:  Conestoga to Water to Market back to the Fire Company/Fair Green Park

Wreaths Across America December 16th

On December 16th at 11:30 join volunteers all across America in laying wreaths at the graves of our nation’s veterans to honor and remember them for their service.   A short ceremony will be followed by volunteers laying the wreaths on 90 graves in Charlestown Cemetery.  The wreaths have been donated by the Northeast VFW.  Following the wreath laying a luncheon will be served for those volunteering at the Charlestown Fire Hall.  If you would like to volunteer or attend, please contact/RSVP to  Jeannette Armour at 410-392-9240 or

Cecil County Wade In held in Charlestown June 17

This year’s Cecil County Wade-In was held in Charlestown!  We learned lots of way to make the Chesapeake Bay a healthier environment with things we can do in our own backyards.   Hosted by Charlestown  while Elk Neck State Park has some construction done, we got a lot of positive feedback from vendors, organizers and attendees.  There is some hope that we might alternate going forward with Elk Neck as hostees.  We took our stroll from Foot Log Beach and made 27″ depth of water clarity before our shoes disappeared!  The picture at left shows the wade-in from Foot Log Beach!


The Cecil County website has more information at .

Charlestown Postal Services


Window Hours:

Monday Through Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00PM
Saturday 8AM to Noon
Lobby Open 8AM to 5:15 PM
Box mail ready for pick-up
by 3:30 Monday – Friday and 11AM on Saturday

Need a Smoke Detector For Your Home?

The Charlestown Fire Company is giving away smoke detectors to anyone in their Fire District who needs one for their home.

Please Call 410-287-6451 and leave a detailed message with your phone number, address & name. If you already have a smoke detector in your home, PLEASE CHECK THE BATTERIES TODAY!