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Oldtown is a unincorporated community in Allegany County, Maryland along the North Branch Potomac River. It was established in 1741 by Thomas Cresap, who built a trading post along an old Native American trail. The settlement was called "Shawanese Old Town" because it was the site of a Shawnee village abandoned about a decade ealier. In later years the explanatory prefix was dropped from the name and the place because known simply as "Oldtown." Cresap's son Michael Cresap was born at Oldtown. A post office was established there on May 26, 1870. Oldtown is connected by a one-lane low water toll bridge to Green Spring in Hampshire County, West Virginia.