“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Salisbury in Wicomico County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Plantation Barnyard

Pemberton Plantation Historic Trail

Plantation Barnyard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, January 18, 2011
1. Plantation Barnyard Marker
Inscription.  Like most Chesapeake plantations, Pemberton used a wide range of domestic animals for food, clothing, transportation, and commercial products. Most animals served multiple purposes. Cattle provided milk, meat, hides to tan, and cattle horns for products such as combs and powder horns. Chickens and geese controlled insects, laid eggs, and provided down feathers for bedding. Sheep provided wool for cloth and meat for the table. Hogs provided meat to be smoked and sold. Most animal products were both consumed on the plantation and sold to market. Oxen were particularly important. They were used not only to plow fields but also to transport people and goods. Oxen were usually raised in pairs from birth to prepare them for a life of team labor.

Picture Caption
The living history program at Pemberton Hall helps to preserve heritage breeds such as this Dorking rooster. In the 18th century, poultry that scrounged for food in the barnyard was sometimes called "dunghill fowl."
Erected by Wicomico County Parks & Tourism, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
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Location. 38° 20.833′ N, 75° 38.583′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker can be reached from Pemberton Historic Park Road, 0.4 miles Pemberton Drive. Marker 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 of this marker. Welcome to Pemberton Historical Park (a few steps from this marker); The "Peculiar Institution" at Pemberton Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); A Drop to Drink (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Show of Wealth (about 300 feet away); Pemberton Hall (about 400 feet away); The Road to Salisbury Town (about 400 feet away); Nature's Pasture (about 500 feet away); The Original Residents (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salisbury.
Marker Location image. Click for full size.
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 487 times since then and 9 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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