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

Crisfield

 
 
Crisfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
1. Crisfield Marker
Inscription. Center of the Chesapeake Bay seafood industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, known as the “Seafood Capital of the World.” Waterman settled the Somers Cove area in the 1660s; Community prospered after discovery of Tangier Sound oyster beds in 1854. Town named in honor of John W. Crisfield, who promoted the 1866 railroad link to carry local products to urban markets. Busy port expanded on landfill of oyster shells, was Maryland’s second most populous city at the turn of the 20th century.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 37° 58.75′ N, 75° 51.617′ W. Marker is in Crisfield, Maryland, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and 9th Street on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crisfield MD 21817, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Evolving Crisfield Harbor (approx. ¼ mile away); Commerce on the Water (approx. ¼ mile away); J. Millard Tawes (approx. 0.4 miles away); 'Spirit Of The American Doughboy' (approx. 0.9 miles away);
Crisfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
2. Crisfield Marker
The J. Millard Tawes Homeplace (approx. one mile away); Make Peace (approx. 1.6 miles away); Searching for Water (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ye Old St. Peters Methodist Church-Founded 1782 (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crisfield.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 4 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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