Pemberton Park Historic Trail
A pastoral scene painted by Thomas Cooper and Frederick Lee is reminiscent of Handy's Meadow. The area now known as "Bell Island" was added to Pemberton Plantation in 1732 in a land transfer recorded simply as "Ye Vacancy Added." Over time, erosion from deforested land sent silt into the Wicomico River, eventually filling in the once-active shipping channel.
Erected by Wicomico County Parks & Tourism, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
Location. 38° 20.783′ N, 75° 38.667′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker can be reached from Pemberton Historic Park Road 0.4 miles
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Drop to Drink (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Residents (within shouting distance of this marker); Wicomico Wetlands (within shouting distance of this marker); A Show of Wealth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); An Apple a Day (about 300 feet away); Pemberton Hall (about 400 feet away); The "Peculiar Institution" at Pemberton Plantation (about 500 feet away); Plantation Barnyard (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Salisbury.
Categories. • Agriculture • Colonial Era • Environment •
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