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  • According to legend, the town was given its name by Colonel Samuel Chapman, whose family owned 6,000 acres of land in Southern Maryland, including what would become the areas of La Plata and Port Tobacco. The Colonel traveled to Central and South America with his son George, who had contracted tuberculosis, in search of a cure. In his travels, the Colonel was impressed with the R%C3%ADo_de_la_PlataLa Plata River in Argentina, so he decided to name a portion of his property "La Plata" after the river. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Plata%2C_Maryland

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