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

The Road to Salisbury Town

Pemberton Plantation Historic Trail

 
 
The Road to Salisbury Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, January 18, 2011
1. The Road to Salisbury Town Marker
Inscription.  This road connected Pemberton Hall Plantation to two places of interest to Colonel Isaac Handy. It led to Handy Hall, the neighboring plantation which Isaac gave to his son George in 1750, and to Salisbury Town, which Colonel Handy helped to establish in 1732. Overland transportation was difficult and uncomfortable in the 18th century. The few roads that existed were little more than cart paths through the woods or along the edges of fields. People traversed the roads on foot, ox-cart, or horseback, but there was really no good way to travel by land.
 
Erected by Wicomico County Parks & Tourism, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
 
Location. 38° 20.817′ N, 75° 38.5′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker can be reached from Pemberton Historic Park Road, 0.4 miles Pemberton Drive. Located within Pemberton Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury MD 21801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Plantation Barnyard (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Pemberton Historical Park (about 400 feet away); The "Peculiar Institution" at Pemberton Plantation (about 600 feet away); A Drop to Drink (about 600 feet away); A Show of Wealth (about 700 feet away); Pemberton Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nature's Pasture (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Original Residents (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salisbury.
 
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Photographed By Nate Davidson, January 18, 2011
2. Marker Location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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