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Dames Quarter in Somerset County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Henry's Beach

1952-1982

 
 
Henry's Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
1. Henry's Beach Marker
Inscription. Site of a popular day resort for African Americans and the general public. Business woman Lorraine Henry originally from Dames Quarter in Somerset County and her husband George purchased the land in 1952 and developed the only such resort in the state at that time. Families enjoyed a pleasant atmosphere including ball games, bathing, fishing, crabbing and home-style cooking, as well as the premier black entertainers and musicians of the period.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 38° 11.317′ N, 75° 53.917′ W. Marker is in Dames Quarter, Maryland, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Deal Island Road and Hudson White Road on Deal Island Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deal Island MD 21821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joshua Thomas (approx. 3.6 miles away); Roaring Point Park (approx. 5.5 miles away); a different marker also named Roaring Point Park (approx. 5.5 miles away); Gen. Arnold Elzey C.S.A. (approx. 5.6 miles away); "Bloomsbury"
Henry's Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
2. Henry's Beach Marker
(approx. 6.1 miles away); Saint Stephen's Church Coventry Parish (approx. 8.1 miles away); Whitehaven (approx. 8.1 miles away); Col. George Gale (approx. 8.5 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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