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

Cambridge

 
 
Cambridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
1. Cambridge Marker
Inscription.  Originally part of the Choptank Indian Reservation laid out for them in 1669. Cambridge was made a port of entry by the Assembly in 1684. It is one of the few towns authorized at that early date that has survived.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1669.
 
Location. 38° 34.265′ N, 76° 3.845′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Rose Hill Place north of Radiance Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in the parking lot of the Dorchester County Visitor Center in Sailwinds Park, which can be seen when entering Cambridge from the Choptank River bridge (US 50). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Rose Hill Place, 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. Discover: Dorchester (here, next to this marker); Enjoy Our Park (here, next to this marker); Maryland's Eastern Shore (a few steps from this marker); A Landscape and Lifestyle Defined by Water
Cambridge Marker and Civil War Trails Marker at the Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 14, 2008
2. Cambridge Marker and Civil War Trails Marker at the Visitor Center
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Choptank River's Natural History (within shouting distance of this marker); Choptank River Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Exploring Dorchester's Fragile Beauty (within shouting distance of this marker); Living off the Land (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Also see . . .  Dorchester County Visitor Center. Provides information and links to the surrounding points of interest. (Submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Dorchester County Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
3. Dorchester County Visitor Center
Harbor at Cambridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 14, 2008
4. Harbor at Cambridge
The natural harbor at Cambridge still provides a safe haven for vessels using the Chesapeake Bay.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,181 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on June 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Aug. 18, 2022