Zekiah Swamp extends from a point about three miles of the main road through
Bryantown to Allen's Fresh, where the main stream becomes the headwaters of
the Wicomico River. Prior to the arrival of the English colonists, the swamp
was a favorite camping and hunting area for the Algonquin Indians. In fact,
the present name is derived from the Algonquin-Fox dialect "Sacaya,"
meaning "a dense thicket." Through the years there have been many
spellings: "Zachiah," "Zachia," "Sakiah," and
now "Zekiah." Today it is the largest national frontiers in Southern