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

Discover: Dorchester

 
 
Discover: Dorchester Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 1, 2013
1. Discover: Dorchester Marker
Inscription.  Boarded by two rivers that flow into the Chesapeake Bay, Dorchester County is graced with expansive marshes, fertile farmland, and scented pine forests. Here on the south shore of the Choptank River, the county seat of Cambridge boasts the only deep water port on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Just 15 miles east of Cambridge, the historic town of Vienna sits on the banks of the Nanticoke River. It was near there that English explorer Captain John Smith met and traded with the native people in 1608. Today, with its historic homes and scenic riverwalk, Vienna is a stop on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail traces Smith’s explorations along Chesapeake waterways, bringing people in touch with the Bay’s rich natural landscapes and human stories. Join the Adventure www.tourdorchester.org.

Welcome to the Heart of Chesapeake Country
…my father used to say that the real Eastern Shore begins on the south bank of the Choptank River.”

(Inscriptions over the photos at the bottom of the marker)
Kayakers enjoy Dorchester’s
Discover: Dorchester Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 1, 2013
2. Discover: Dorchester Marker
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natural beauty.—Great blue herons can be seen year around---Dorchester has long been a national supplier of crabs and seafood---A cyclist pauses on Vienna’s Riverwalk—Historic homes face the Nanticoke River in Vienna.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExploration. A significant historical year for this entry is 1608.
 
Location. 38° 34.267′ N, 76° 3.85′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Rose Hill Place. The marker is in front of the Dorchester County Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Enjoy Our Park (here, next to this marker); Maryland's Eastern Shore (here, next to this marker); Cambridge (here, next to this marker); A Landscape and Lifestyle Defined by Water (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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 18, 2022