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

Site of Barren Creek Springs Hotel

Barren Creek Springs Village

 
 
Site of Barren Creek Springs Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 14, 2022
1. Site of Barren Creek Springs Hotel Marker
Inscription.  A Revolutionary War veteran built a tavern/inn on this site ca. 1795, prospering from being on the main "post road" to all points south, and the popular mineral water springs! The building grew, eventually to three stories with stables and outbuildings. It became the focus of commercial, industrial, and cultural life, and led to the town becoming a popular Mid-Atlantic spa. National political world leaders and politicians, even infamous "Boss" Tweed, were guests. Salesmen, vacationers and entertainers and others came to this hotel. A water bottling company beside the "spring house" brought even more prosperity. A 1914 fire burned the hotel, but a "kit house" was delivered via train. This "new hotel," also home to the owners, took guests until the Great Depression. The brick veneer was added in the 1960s.
 
Erected by Westside Historical Society. (Marker Number 14.)
 
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Parks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Mardela Springs, Barren Creek Springs Village series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1795.
 
Location. 38° 27.67′ N, 75° 45.14′ W. Marker is in Mardela Springs, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker is on Main Street, 0.1 miles east of Branch Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Main St, Mardela Springs MD 21837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barren Creek Spring House (here, next to this marker); The Springs at Barren Creek… (a few steps from this marker); Native Americans (within shouting distance of this marker); Barren Creek Springs Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mason-Dixon Stone (about 300 feet away); Brattan-Taylor-Truitt Home (about 500 feet away); Lodge Hall (about 700 feet away); Livery Stable (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mardela Springs.
 
Site of Barren Creek Springs Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 14, 2022
2. Site of Barren Creek Springs Hotel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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