Vienna in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Discover: Vienna Heritage
Vienna Through Time
900-1200 -- Native Americans establish settlements on both sides of the Nanticoke River.
1608 -- Explorer Captain John Smith encounters the native people near Vienna.
1698 -- Colonists establish the Chicone Indian Reservation north of Vienna. It is disbanded 70 years later.
1706 -- The Maryland Assembly designates Vienna as a Port of Entry.
1776 -- British vessels conduct raids during the Revolutionary War.
1812 -- British vessels patrol the Nanticoke River during the War of 1812.
1828 -- The First bridge over the Nanticoke River is Built.
1861 -- The U.S. Civil War divides Vienna's populace.
1892 -- The railroad joins the steamboat as a transport option.
1991 -- U.S. Route 50 bypasses Vienna.
2003 -- Vienna's Community Vision Plan call for its becoming the "Gateway to the Nanticoke".
Location. 38° 29.125′ N, 75° 49.559′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Race Street and Market Street, on the left when traveling east on Race Street. Touch for map. The marker is just west of the Vienna Heritage Museum, 303 Race Street, Vienna, Maryland. Near the corner of Market and Race Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Race Street, Vienna MD 21869, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Unnacokossimmon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Discover: The Nanticoke (approx. 0.2 miles away); Discover: Vienna (approx. ¼ mile away); The African American Story in the Indian Town (approx. 1.8 miles away); The native people of the Chicacone Village...the Nanticokes (approx. 1.8 miles away); Handsell (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
Also see . . .
1. Walking Tour of Vienna Maryland. (Submitted on February 13, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Join the Adventure: http://www.tourdorchester.org. This URL appears on the Marker on the Marker. (Submitted on February 13, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on February 13, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.