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

A Show of Wealth

Pemberton Plantation Historic Trail

 
 
A Show of Wealth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, January 18, 2011
1. A Show of Wealth Marker
Inscription. Isaac Handy designed Pemberton Hall to impress his neighbors. At the time, over 90 percent of people in the Chesapeake region lived in small, low, clapboard houses, about half the size of the Great Room of Pemberton Hall. Building a brick, gambrel-roofed house was a way for Isaac Handy to signal his wealth and his status in society. In the 18th century, outbuildings surrounded Pemberton Hall. Historical research and archaeological evidence show that the plantation once included a cook house, stable, milk house, corn house, tan house, barn, bark house and slave quarters. The "dependencies" are being reconstructed to replicate the working plantation.

Picture Caption
Shingles, beams, bricks, and hardware for construction were made on the plantation. Completed in 1741, Pemberton Hall was a grand structure for its place and time.
 
Erected by Wicomico County Parks & Tourism, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
 
Location. 38° 20.833′ N, 75° 38.65′ 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.

Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, January 18, 2011
2. Marker Location
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pemberton Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Peculiar Institution" at Pemberton Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); A Drop to Drink (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Pemberton Historical Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nature's Pasture (about 300 feet away); Plantation Barnyard (about 300 feet away); An Apple a Day (about 400 feet away); The Original Residents (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Salisbury.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 18 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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