Vienna in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Smith Explores the Chesapeake
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
At the time of Smith's explorations an estimated 50,000 American Indians dwelled in the Chesapeake region -- as their ancestors had for thousands of years. Their sophisticated societies included arts and architecture, systems of government, extensive trade and communication networks, and shared spiritual beliefs. The native peoples hunted, fished, grew crops, and gathered food and raw materials from the land and waterways.
An Abundance of Life
Smith discovered a treasure trove of natural wonders in the Chesapeake region: thick forests of giant pines, oaks, and hickories; vast marshlands; huge turtles, 800-pound sturgeon, and great schools of shad and striped bass. Massive flocks of ducks geese, and swans
Location. 38° 29.125′ N, 75° 49.418′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Middle Street. Touch for map. The marker is in front of the Nanticoke Discovery Center, home of the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Middle 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. Discover: Vienna Heritage (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Discover: The Nanticoke (approx. 0.2 miles away); Discover: Vienna (approx. 0.2 miles away); Unnacokossimmon (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. www.smithtrail.net. URL mentioned on marker. To learn more about the trail, visit www.smithtrail.net. (Submitted on February 15, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. A Digital Historical Geography of Vienna, Maryland: (Submitted on February 16, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 15, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 9. submitted on February 16, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.