Recently, we came across an article about how La Plata, MD, the location of Rottman Creative Group, got its name. La Plata Maryland is situated in Southern Maryland and is the county seat of Charles County. The name La Plata was derived by Colonel Samuel Chapman through his efforts to find a cure for his son who was battling tuberculosis. In his endeavor to find a cure, he traveled to Central and South America where he became intrigued by the La Plata River in Argentina. The Chapman family owned approximately 6,000 acres of land in Southern Maryland. Colonel Chapman named a segment of his land after the river.
Do you have or know of any interesting stories about how certain names came about?
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