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Near Berlin in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Berlin / Snow Hill / Wallops Flight Facility / Chincoteague

 
 
Berlin section of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 16, 2022
1. Berlin section of the marker
Inscription.  
Berlin
One of many small-town gems on the Maryland-Virginia Eastern Shore, Berlin (with the accent on the "Ber") has a wealth of historic houses and an especially well-preserved commercial district from the late 1800s. The uniform architectural look of the Victorian-era buildings along Main Street resulted from a destructive fire in 1805, after which the town wisely rebuilt using the brick.

Berlin's Calvin B. Taylor Museum, a restored house from the early 1800s, has exhibits on local history.

Snow Hill
became the commercial, cultural, and civic center of Worcester County. The town is known for its fine collection of houses from the 1700s and 1800s—over 100 predate 1875. Many stand along Federal Street.

You can learn about local history at the Julia A. Purnell Museum, or explore a northern cypress swamp at the nearby state forest and parks. The Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum preserves an 1800s iron furnace and restored historic buildings from the village that grew around it.

Wallops Flight Facility
One of the world's oldest launch sites, NASA's Wallops
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Flight Facility has launched thousands of rockets since it opened in 1945. Its research airport, tracking facilities, and launch range support many government, commercial, and academic projects.

You can't miss the NASA visitor center if you're driving to Chincoteague—look for the roadside display of research rockets and aircraft. The visitor center also has exhibits on Wallops, hands-on activities, and model rocket launches. If you're lucky, you can witness a real rocket launch from the observation deck.

Chincoteague
Both a town and an island, Chincoteague has long been known for seafood, especially oysters, as its working waterfront and shell-covered lots attest. A bridge linked the remote island to the mainland in 1922, and since then Chincoteague has become a popular recreation area and distinctly low-key resort.

Chincoteague serves as the gateway to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, which occupies the southern end of Assateague Island.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceAnimalsArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. 38° 14.855′ N, 75° 9.282′ W. Marker is near Berlin, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker can be reached from Marsh
Snow Hill section of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 16, 2022
2. Snow Hill section of the marker
View Lane south of Verrazano Bridge (Maryland Route 611), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11800 Marsh View Ln, Berlin MD 21811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sheltered Waters (a few steps from this marker); You're looking out over… A Productive Nursery (a few steps from this marker); Caring for the Bay (a few steps from this marker); The Wild Ponies (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Verrazano Bridge (about 700 feet away); Stephen Tyng Mather (about 800 feet away); Beach to Bay Indian Trail (about 800 feet away); Treasures from the Past (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
 
Wallops Flight Facility section of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 16, 2022
3. Wallops Flight Facility section of the marker
Chincoteague section of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 16, 2022
4. Chincoteague section of the marker
Berlin / Snow Hill / Wallops Flight Facility / Chincoteague Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 16, 2022
5. Berlin / Snow Hill / Wallops Flight Facility / Chincoteague Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 18, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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