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Tolchester Beach in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tolchester Beach Amusement Park

 
 
Tolchester Beach Amusement Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bob Marshall, April 29, 2009
1. Tolchester Beach Amusement Park Marker
Inscription. Opened on this site in 1877 by the Tolchester Steamboat Company, in an era when the steamboat was a primary mode of social and commercial transportation in the Tidewater region, and in response to the rising popularity of resorts and amusement parks. Steamers ran daily between Baltimore and the park, which grew to over 150 acres and included a hotel, pavilion, bathing beach and a variety of rides and attractions. The park closed in 1962.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 12.875′ N, 76° 14.429′ W. Marker is in Tolchester Beach, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is on Tolchester Beach Road (Maryland Route 21) 1.4 miles west of Tolchester Road (Maryland Route 445), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker can be found just before the Tolchester Marina, on the right when traveling west on Tolchester Beach Road. Marker is located in front of a private residence. Marker is in this post office area: Chestertown MD 21620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rude Awakening (approx. 0.6 miles away); Caulk’s Field Monument (approx. 2.3 miles
Tolchester Beach Amusement Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bob Marshall, April 29, 2009
2. Tolchester Beach Amusement Park Marker
away); Battle of Caulk’s Field (approx. 3 miles away); Bass Propagation Lake (approx. 4 miles away); Martin Wagner (approx. 4.6 miles away); A Diversion (approx. 5 miles away); Captain Lambert Wickes (approx. 5.3 miles away); Stanley B. Vansant Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bob Marshall of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,958 times since then and 141 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bob Marshall of Baltimore, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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