Vienna in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Discover: The Nanticoke
The Nanticokes were governed by a paramount chief whose main town, north of Vienna, became known as Chicone. As the number of colonists increased, European practices conflicted with age-old native traditions. In 1698, the Chicone Indian Reservation was established by 70 years later was disbanded as many of its inhabitants had moved away. Today some descendants of the native people continue to live in the region.
Location. 38° 28.982′ N, 75° 49.402′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Water Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker at the north end of the park along Water Street. Marker is in this post office area: Vienna MD 21869, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Discover: Vienna (here, next to this marker); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (approx. 0.2 Discover: Vienna Heritage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Unnacokossimmon (approx. 0.4 miles away); The African American Story in the Indian Town (approx. 1.9 miles away); The native people of the Chicacone Village...the Nanticokes (approx. 1.9 miles away); Handsell (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vienna.
Also see . . . John Smith shallop to stop at Vienna. From the Star Democrat, Wednesday, May 30, 2007 (Submitted on February 14, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans •
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