Ocean City in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Treasures From The Past
Town of Berlin
Berlin’s main street follows the course of the old Philadelphia post road which served as a principal stage route and course of land transportation during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Tradition holds that the name Berlin came from a contraction of the Burley Inn which served early travelers.
Berlin’s main street comprises one of the best preserved late 19th century commercial districts. Essentially complete streetscapes of Victorian buildings distinguish Berlin’s downtown. The uniform architectural character of the commercial district is due to its complete destruction by a fire in 1895. Utilizing brick, the town rebuilt from the ashes and looks today as it appeared over 100 years ago.
Town of Snow Hill
The Town of Snow Hill, named for a suburb in London, was settled in the 1670s as a port for ocean-going vessels. Farming interest developed to complement the seaport, and in 1742 when Worcester County was formed, Snow Hill was named the county seat. Schooners were replaced by steamboats which in turn were replaced by the railroad.
More than 100 homes, along tree-shaded and brick-lined walks, pre-date 1875 with excellent examples of Victorian and colonial architecture.
Towering pines, period plantings and a peaceful quiet, greet
Ocean City Life
Saving Station Museum
The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, built in 1891, has served both the U.S. Life-Saving Service and U.S. Coast Guard. It traces the history of Ocean City from a quaint fishing village to a large resort. Unusual objects from shipwrecks are displayed as an exhibit of the Life-Saving Service on the Eastern Shore. Aquariums, dolls’ houses, mermaids and old-fashioned bathing suits are also featured.
Location. 38° 19.55′ N, 75° 5.25′ W. Marker is in Ocean City, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is on Ocean City Boardwalk at 1st Street. Touch for map. This marker is located at the Ocean City Tram Stop at the southern end. Marker is in this post office area: Ocean City MD 21842, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boardwalk Construction 2000 (within shouting distance of British Manufactured Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); "The White Marlin Capital of the World" (within shouting distance of this marker); Anchor from the Sailboat Wreck (within shouting distance of this marker); Largest Fish (within shouting distance of this marker); Island on the Move (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Blue Crab (about 400 feet away); Birds of the Shore (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocean City.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.