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Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Smokehouse / Strong House; Helen C. Barber Herb Garden

LaGrange Plantation

 

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By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Smokehouse / Strong House; Helen C. Barber Herb Garden Marker
Inscription.  
Smokehouse / Strong House
This building was originally used as a Smokehouse, as indicated by its smoked and charred beams, and was gifted to the Historical Society in 1964. It originally stood at Belvoir Plantation on the Horn Point Road near Cambridge, and was owned by the Woolford family. The building was moved to Cambridge at the corner of Locust and High Streets sometime after 1856. Over the years, it was also used for secure, locked storage of household goods, hams, sugar and other valuables where they could be locked away, resulting in its other name, "Strong House."

Helen C. Barber Herb Garden
This colonial-style herb garden demonstrates the many uses of herbs, both practical and aesthetic. It is divided into four sections: herbs for fragrance, herbs for beauty, herbs for medicine, and herbs for cooking. Planted in 1981 and maintained by the Dorchester Garden Club, the garden was renovated in 2004 thanks to a generous donation from Mrs. Elizabeth H. Robinson.

This garden was certified in 2006 as a Bay Wise demonstration landscape promoting healthy Chesapeake Bay by
Smokehouse / Strong House; Helen C. Barber Herb Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Smokehouse / Strong House; Helen C. Barber Herb Garden Marker
the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service.
 
Erected by Dorchester County Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 34′ N, 76° 3.572′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Greenway Drive 0.1 miles east of Abacco Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1003 Greenway Drive, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neild Museum (a few steps from this marker); Meredith House (within shouting distance of this marker); Goldsborough Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Robbins Heritage Center (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Meredith House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cambridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maryland's Eastern Shore (approx. 0.4 miles away); Discover: Dorchester (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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