Western Union microwave relay sites survey: Part XI
Site Name: Elk Neck
Call Sign: KGB31
Address: Black Hill, Elk Neck State Forest
Type of Facility: Relay
Original Tower Height: 100′
Western Union’s Elk Neck Relay Station was constructed on a parcel leased from the State of Maryland Department of Forests. In 1937 the state created a 120-acre state forest it called Elk Neck State Forest. The forest was located south of Elkton on a peninsula between the Chesapeake Bay and the Elk River. Western Union, by 1947, constructed a 100-foot tower at this site known as Black Hill at an elevation of 273 feet above mean sea level. The tower, cab, and equipment building remain at the site and are used by the park police as a radio repeater site. The tower has been altered by the placement of whip antennas.
© 2010 David S. Rotenstein