Great Cypress Swamp

Great Cypress Swamp

The Great Cypress Swamp (also known as "Great Pocomoke Swamp", "Cypress Swamp", or "Big Cypress Swamp"), is a freshwater swamp located on the Delmarva Peninsula in South Delaware and Southeastern Maryland. It is the northernmost of the southern swamps and one of many along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It covers about 50 sq mi/130 km², mostly in southern Sussex County, Delaware; is the source of the Pocomoke River, which flows south, and Pepper Creek that flows NE; its lat/long coordinates are coord|38|29|N|75|18|W |type:waterbody_region:US_source:enwiki-plaintext-parser |display=title,inline. This swamp once yielded much cypress timber. Due to over harvesting and a disastrous peat fire in 1930 much of its vegetation was destroyed.

ee also

*Pocomoke River

External links

*cite web
title=Cypress Swamp
publisher=The Columbia Gazetteer of North America

*cite web
title=The Great Cypress Swamp at Pokomoe River Park
publisher=The Maryland Natural Resource
date=Spring 2005

*cite web
title=Maryland Swamps

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