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Salisbury in Wicomico County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

An Apple a Day

Pemberton Hall Historic Trail

 
 
An Apple a Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, January 18, 2011
1. An Apple a Day Marker
Inscription. The apple trees you see here are a reminder that fruit orchards were an essential part of Chesapeake Bay plantation life in the 18th century. Apples, peaches, and pears were on the daily menu for plantation residents. The abundant fruit was also used to fatten livestock and was processed into cider and brandy for both local consumption and export. The orchard you see here has been recreated based on historical records showing the location and spacing of trees. The apples are heirloom varieties typical of those grown in the colonies in the 1700s.
 
Erected by Wicomico County Parks & Tourism, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
 
Location. 38° 20.8′ N, 75° 38.733′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker can be reached from Pemberton Historic Park Road 0.4 miles from Pemberton Drive. Click for map. Marker located within Pemberton Park. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury MD 21801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wicomico Wetlands (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Residents (within shouting distance of this marker); Nature's Pasture (about 300 feet away, measured
Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, January 18, 2011
2. Marker Location
in a direct line); A Water Connection (about 300 feet away); Pemberton Hall (about 400 feet away); A Show of Wealth (about 400 feet away); A Drop to Drink (about 500 feet away); The "Peculiar Institution" at Pemberton Plantation (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Salisbury.
 
Categories. AgricultureColonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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