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

Fruitland

 
 
Fruitland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 10, 2019
1. Fruitland Marker
Inscription.  Originally called Disharoon's Cross Roads, Fruitland developed at this intersection of roads leading to Princess Anne, the Pocomoke River, and Salisbury. In 1742 the north and east roads became borders of Worcester County. The first house was built in 1772. Later called Forktown after the fork in the road, the town was named Fruitland in 1873 to reflect the agricultural character of the area.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1742.
 
Location. 38° 19.052′ N, 75° 36.974′ W. Marker is in Fruitland, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker is at the intersection of North Division Street and East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Division Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 North Division Street, Fruitland MD 21826, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Chase (approx. 1.7 miles away); Holloway Hall
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); World War II Memorial - Salisbury College (approx. 2.2 miles away); Harriet Tubman (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Road to Salisbury Town (approx. 2˝ miles away); A Drop to Drink (approx. 2˝ miles away); Nature's Pasture (approx. 2˝ miles away); Plantation Barnyard (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
Fruitland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 10, 2019
2. Fruitland Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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