Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A literary pioneer from Cambridge
John Barth – called “one of the greatest novelists of our time” – was born in Cambridge on May 27, 1930 and grew up on Aurora Street. While living here, Barth frequented his father’s soda fountain, Whitey’s Candyland, on Race Street, and played drums in a jazz combo that included his twin sister, Jill, on piano. Barth attended East Cambridge Elementary School and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1947.
“It was my happy fate to be born and raised in the town where ‘the real Eastern Shore begins.’ For decades, Cambridge and its tidal waters have nourished my writing: Long may they ebb and flow!” – John Barth
Location. 38° 34.264′ N, 76° 4.546′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Gay Street. Touch for map. This marker is in front of the Dorchester County Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Gay Street, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eastern Shore Infantry (a few steps from this marker); John F. Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Finding Freedom (about 400 feet Christ P. E. Church (about 500 feet away); This Bell (about 500 feet away); Goldsborough House (about 600 feet away); 1739 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cambridge House B&B (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
Also see . . . John Barth - Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 2, 2018, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 28, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 7. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.