Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1933, the Refuge includes over 24,000 acres. Thousands of visitors each year are attracted to the Refuge due to its location within driving distance to our nation’s capital, the visitor center, the variety of wildlife and habitat, and the public education programs.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 38° 26.814′ N, 76° 7.116′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Taking Refuge from Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Why Use Native Plants? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel (approx. ¾ mile away); The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway (approx. 1.1 miles away); Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pool One at Wildlife Drive (approx. 1½ miles away). 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 November 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.