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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dorchester County, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Dorchester County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Dorchester County, MD (148) Calvert County, MD (153) Caroline County, MD (85) Somerset County, MD (37) St. Mary s County, MD (317) Talbot County, MD (130) Wicomico County, MD (94) Sussex County, DE (421)  DorchesterCounty(148) Dorchester County (148)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  CarolineCounty(85) Caroline County (85)  SomersetCounty(37) Somerset County (37)  St.Mary'sCounty(317) St. Mary's County (317)  TalbotCounty(130) Talbot County (130)  WicomicoCounty(94) Wicomico County (94)  SussexCountyDelaware(421) Sussex County (421)
Cambridge is the county seat for Dorchester County
Adjacent to Dorchester County, Maryland
      Calvert County (153)  
      Caroline County (85)  
      Somerset County (37)  
      St. Mary's County (317)  
      Talbot County (130)  
      Wicomico County (94)  
      Sussex County, Delaware (421)  
 
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1Maryland (Dorchester County), Bucktown — 17 — Brodess FarmBorn into Slavery — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
On Greenbrier Road, 1.5 miles east of Maple Dam Road, on the right when traveling east.
Harriet Tubman spent some of her childhood on this farm once owned by Edward Brodess. It was here that she experienced the comforts of family and the cruelties of slavery. Tubman was born a few miles away, on Anthony Thompson's plantation. . . . Map (db m205133) HM
2Maryland (Dorchester County), Bucktown — Finding Freedom
On Greenbrier Road, 1 mile west of Bestpitch Ferry Road, on the left when traveling west.
The Call of Freedom In the mid-19th century, 8,000 African Americans lived in Dorchester County. Roughly half were slaves; most of the rest worked as free laborers. Enslaved blacks, free blacks, and abolitionist whites worked together to . . . Map (db m3959) HM
3Maryland (Dorchester County), Bucktown — Finding FreedomThe Call of Freedom
Near Bucktown Road at Greenbriar Road. Reported missing.
Dorchester County occupies a central place in the story of the Underground Railroad, the secret network of "stations" and "conductors" that sheltered and shepherded hundreds of enslave African Americans to freedom in the mid-1800s. The famed . . . Map (db m126550) HM
4Maryland (Dorchester County), Bucktown — Harriet Tubman1820-1913
On Greenbrier Road, 1 mile west of Bestpitch Ferry Road, on the left when traveling west.
The "Moses of her People", Harriett Tubman of the Bucktown District found freedom for herself and some three hundred other slaves whom she led north. In the Civil War she served the Union army as a nurse, scout and spy.Map (db m3956) HM
5Maryland (Dorchester County), Bucktown — ResistanceHarriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Bucktown Road at Greenbriar Road, on the right when traveling north on Bucktown Road.
While in this store, a young adolescent Harriet witnessed an enslaved young man fleeing his overseer. He darted from his master's control. In the turmoil, Harriet defied a direct order to help restrain the young man. It was her first known public . . . Map (db m205134) HM
6Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — "Stanley Institute"
On Church Creek Road (Maryland Route 16) at Bayly Road, on the right when traveling east on Church Creek Road.
Oldest community-owned one-room schoolhouse still intact in Dorchester County. First constructed c. 1865 near Church Creek. Moved here in 1867, it was used continuously until July 15, 1966, as Rock Elementary School for students in grades 1 through . . . Map (db m3968) HM
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7Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — “Appleby”
On Race Street (Maryland Route 341) at Pennsylvania Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Race Street.
The home of Governor Thomas Holliday Hicks. Born 1798. Died 1866. Governor of Maryland 1858-62. U.S. Senator 1862-65.Map (db m3961) HM
8Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — 1739
On High Street, on the right when traveling north.
Original home of Rev. Daniel Maynadier, who served as rector of the Great Choptank Parish from 1765-1772. Rebuilt in 1840 by Henry Page a distinguished lawyer and state senator.Map (db m114733) HM
9Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — A Landscape and Lifestyle Defined by WaterOf English Origin ...
On Rose Hill Place at Radiance Drive, on the right when traveling north on Rose Hill Place.
A Landscape and Lifestyle Defined by Water Dorchester County consists of 688 square miles of which approximately 1/3 is water. The extensive waterways and marshland have played a significant role in the development of the county. Only 20 miles . . . Map (db m8349) HM
10Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Abolitionist, Scout, Spy, and Nurse
On Washington Street (Maryland Route 343) at Ocean Gateway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling west on Washington Street.
A year after her escape, Harriet made it her mission to, with the help of God, free her family from slavery. In December 1850, she secretly planned her first rescue. Harriet Tubman's niece, Kessiah Bowley, and her two children were to be . . . Map (db m204997) HM
11Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Agents on the Underground Railroad
On Washington Street (Maryland Route 343) at Ocean Gateway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling west on Washington Street.
When Harriet Tubman engaged with the Underground Railroad, she tapped into a secret network of people who firmly believed it was time to end slavery. There were always some enslaved people who seized opportunities to flee to freedom, but by the . . . Map (db m205003) HM
12Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Annie Oakley House
On Bellevue Avenue just south of Maple Street, on the right when traveling south.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m138286) HM
13Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Annie Oakley Lived Down The Street
On Greenway Drive, 0.1 miles east of Abacco Lane, on the right when traveling east.
Annie "Little Sureshot" Oakley and her husband Frank Butler lived in Cambridge from 1913 to 1915. They first came to Cambridge in 1913 as part of the touring Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. They fell in love with the area and built a home on . . . Map (db m205135) HM
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14Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Bethel Church
On Pine Street at Bethel Street, on the left when traveling north on Pine Street.
In the 1780s, African American Methodists in Philadelphia and Baltimore walked out of white-controlled Methodist churches to protest discriminatory treatment. In 1816, these independent black Methodists from Philadelphia, Baltimore and elsewhere . . . Map (db m138278) HM
15Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Born To Be FreeSlavery — 1820 —
On Washington Street (Maryland Route 343) at Ocean Gateway (U.S. 50) on Washington Street. Reported permanently removed.
Harriet Tubman, known as "Minty", was born to Rittia 'Rit' Green Ross, her mother, and Benjamin 'Ben' Ross, her father. Ben and Rit Ross were both enslaved (but to different owners) at the time of Harriet's birth. The number of Harriet Tubman's . . . Map (db m109922) HM
16Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Born To Be Free
On Washington Street (Maryland Route 343) at Ocean Gateway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling west on Washington Street.
"I was a stranger in a strange land; and my home, after all, was down in Maryland, because my father, my mother, my brothers, and sisters, and friends were there. But I was free, and they should be free." Harriet Tubman to . . . Map (db m205004) HM
17Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Cambridge
On Rose Hill Place north of Radiance Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Originally part of the Choptank Indian Reservation laid out for them in 1669. Cambridge was made a port of entry by the Assembly in 1684. It is one of the few towns authorized at that early date that has survived.Map (db m3963) HM
18Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Cambridge House B&B112 High Street
Near High Street.
This property Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior c. 1847Map (db m114669) HM
19Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Choptank River BridgeOyster Wars...
On Rose Hill Place at Radiance Drive, on the right when traveling north on Rose Hill Place.
The Choptank River Bridge Prior to the Governor Emerson C. Harrington Bridge which was built over the Great Choptank River in 1935 (the Chesapeake Bay Bridge at Kent Island did not open until 1947) ferries were used to cross the river. . . . Map (db m12698) HM
20Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Choptank River's Natural HistoryMelting Glaciers created the Chesapeake Bay
On Rose Hill Place at Radiance Drive, on the right when traveling north on Rose Hill Place.
The Chesapeake Bay was once the extended valley of the Susquehanna River, which flowed directly into the ocean near the mouth of the bay. The Bay and all its tributaries were once non-tidal freshwater rivers flowing through valleys in the last ice . . . Map (db m8348) HM
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21Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Christ P. E. Church
The original church erected year 1693 was destroyed and restored year 1794 and again rebuilt in year 1863. The wall was erected year 1762. The grounds contain graves of Revolutionary and other war heroes. Also of men famous in state and country.Map (db m73052) HM
22Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Civil War: Abolitionist, Scout, Spy and NurseCivil War Era — 1858 - 1865 —
On Washington Street (Maryland Route 343) at Ocean Gateway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling west on Washington Street. Reported permanently removed.
The Slavery Conflict Deepens During the 1850's the deep-rooted conflict between pro-slavery and anti-slavery Americans intensified. The 'abolitionists' were united around the common long-run goal of abolishing slavery. But they differed . . . Map (db m109916) HM
23Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Discover: Dorchester
On Rose Hill Place.
Boarded by two rivers that flow into the Chesapeake Bay, Dorchester County is graced with expansive marshes, fertile farmland, and scented pine forests. Here on the south shore of the Choptank River, the county seat of Cambridge boasts the only deep . . . Map (db m66638) HM
24Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Distinguished Service Cross
Near High Street.
. . . Map (db m114712) WM
25Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Eastern Shore Infantry"Glorious Achievements"
On Gay Street at Spring Street, on the left when traveling east on Gay Street. Reported permanently removed.
During the Civil War, U.S. Col. James Wallace, commander of the 1st Regiment, Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteers, used this building as his headquarters. The regiment which camped east of here, drew most of its members directly from the Eastern . . . Map (db m113141) HM
26Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Eastern Shore Infantry"Glorious Achievements"
On Gay Street at Spring Street, on the right when traveling west on Gay Street.
During the Civil War, Union Co. James Wallace (1818-1887), 1st Regiment, Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteers, used this building as his headquarters. The unit, which camped east of here, enlisted most of its members from the Eastern Shore. It . . . Map (db m205006) HM
27Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Empowering the People
On Pine Street just north of Cedar Street, on the left when traveling north.
The Pine Street Elementary School built here about 1918, was the pride of the African American community in Cambridge. Located in the city's second ward, the segregated school was a one-story wooden building with a full basement. The entire . . . Map (db m138281) HM
28Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Enjoy Our Park
On Rose Place.
Take a stroll along our one mile waterfront trail. This boardwalk stretches from the Franklin Street boat ramp, near Governor’s Hall, to the end of the Choptank River fishing pier. A wide variety of native plants flourish all around the . . . Map (db m66640)
29Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Exploring Dorchester's Fragile Beauty
On Rose Hill Place.
The landscapes here may look timeless—but they’re constantly changing. Since the Chesapeake Bay reached its present shape about 4,000 years ago, tides continue to tug at the shore, wind and storms, reshape the coastline, land settles, and the . . . Map (db m78735) HM
30Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Finding Freedom
On High Street at Spring Street, on the right when traveling north on High Street.
The Call of Freedom Dorchester County occupies a central place in the story of the Underground Railroad, the secret network of "stations" and "conductors" that sheltered and shepherded hundreds of enslave African Americans to freedom in the . . . Map (db m3964) HM
31Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — GlasgowBuilt 1760
On Hambrooks Boulevard at Glasgow Court, on the left when traveling north on Hambrooks Boulevard.
Birthplace of William Vans Murray. Appointed minister to the Hague by President George Washington March 2, 1787. He served until 1801. He was minister plenipotentiary to Paris as one of the negotiators of the treaty with France, signed in 1800, . . . Map (db m3966) HM
32Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Goldsborough Housec. 1790
Near High Street.
Has been paced on the National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior 1988 Cambridge Historic District Est. 1990 By the U.S. Dept Of the Interior Goldsborough House Inv. #85 Historic . . . Map (db m113431) HM
33Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Goldsborough StableLaGrange Plantation — Home of the Dorchester County Historical Society —
On Smith Street, 0.1 miles east of Crusader Road, on the left when traveling east.
Charles Goldsborough, governor of Maryland in 1818, lived in a manor house across Shoal Creek. The house was demolished in the early 1970s and this rare brick stable building is all that remains of the plantation. It was moved here in 1987 and . . . Map (db m138287) HM
34Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Gov. Charles Goldsborough
Near Church Street just north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north.
Governor Charles Goldsborough of Shoal Creek died December 13, 1834. He was the son of Charles and Anna Maria Tilghman Goldsborough. A Congressman from Maryland, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1790. He became a member of the . . . Map (db m205034) HM
35Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Gov. Emerson Columbus Harrington
Near High Street just north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north.
Emerson Columbus Harrington was born March 26, 1864 in Madison, MD, the son of John Edward and Anne Aurelia Thompson Harrington. He married Gertrude Johnson. Emerson Harrington attended public schools and St. John's College in Annapolis . . . Map (db m205035) HM
36Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Gov. Phillips Lee Goldsborough
Near High Street at Court Lane, on the left when traveling north.
Phillips Lee Goldsborough was born in 1865 the son of Martin Worthington and Henrietta Maria Jones Goldsborough. He married Ellen Showell of Berlin, MD. Mr. Goldsborough was educated in Dorchester County, studied law with Daniel M. Henry, . . . Map (db m205036) HM
37Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Governor Henry Lloyd
Near High Street just north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north.
Governor Henry Lloyd was the son of Daniel and Catherine (Kitty) Henry Lloyd. He was born on February 21, 1852. In 1886 he married Mary Elizabeth Stapleforte with whom he had one son Henry Lloyd, Jr. Henry Lloyd graduated from the Cambridge . . . Map (db m205038) HM
38Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Governor John Henry
Near High Street north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north.
Governor John Henry was born at Weston near Vienna November 1750. Upon graduation from Princeton College, he devoted himself to the study of law. He completed his law education at the Middle Temple in England. Upon his return to America in 1775, . . . Map (db m205024) HM
39Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — 2 — Harriet Tubman Memorial GardenCelebrating an Icon — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
On Washington Street (Maryland Route 343) at Ocean Gateway (U.S. 50) on Washington Street.
The local community, joined by others across the nation, honors its native daughter, Harriet Ross Tubman. Her memory endures through artistic expression in works of literature, music, sculpture, paint, photography, performance, and more. . . . Map (db m109915) HM
40Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — 4 — High Street District & Bayly HouseThrough Blood and Tears — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
On High Street north of Court Lane, on the left when traveling north.
One of the oldest buildings in Cambridge, the Caile-Bayly house was built sometime in the mid-18th century. Based on archaeology and analysis by architectural historians, the one-room cabin behind the house appears to have initially functioned as . . . Map (db m205040) HM
41Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Jazz on Pine Street
On Pine Street just north of Cedar Street, on the right when traveling north.
In the first half of the 20th century, Pine Street in Cambridge pulsed to the music of the world's greatest jazz and blues musicians. The neighborhood was then a stop on the "Chitlin' Circuit," the network of nightclubs and theaters traveled by . . . Map (db m138282) HM
42Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Joe Bailey Shakes the Lion's PawUnderground Railroad — 1849 - 1858 —
On Washington Street (Maryland Route 343) at Ocean Gateway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling east on Washington Street. Reported permanently removed.
Harriet Tubman led many slaves from Dorchester County to Canada (via the suspension bridge at Niagara Falls). One trip with "fugitive slaves" occurred in November 1856, when Tubman conducted Josia (Joe) Bailey, William Bailey, Peter Pennington . . . Map (db m109913) HM
43Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — John BarthA literary pioneer from Cambridge
On Gay Street.
Rooted in 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, . . . Map (db m113436) HM
44Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — John F. Kennedy
On Church Street.
Dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States who on this spot May 14, 1960, addressed the people of Dorchester County. "Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country."Map (db m73050) HM
45Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Living off the Land
On Rose Hill Place.
Agriculture has been a mainstay of the local culture and economy for centuries. In the1700s, grain production was so widespread that the Eastern Shore was called the “breadbasket of the American Revolution.” The farming tradition . . . Map (db m78733) HM
46Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — 5 — Long WharfThe River — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
On High Street at Choptank River.
As a deep-water tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, the Choptank River was a commercial artery of the Eastern Shore since colonial times. Cargoes of timber, tobacco, and farm harvests were hoisted by dockworkers to waiting ships. During the . . . Map (db m78737) HM
47Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Maryland's Eastern ShoreHundreds of Enslaved and Free Black Men Enlisted
On Rose Hill Place at Radiance Drive, on the right when traveling north on Rose Hill Place. Reported permanently removed.
Although isolated from Maryland's largest population centers, the Eastern Shore was important to the state's role in the Civil War and exemplified the citizens' divided loyalties. In the years before the war, enslaved African-Americans here . . . Map (db m8331) HM
48Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Maryland's Eastern ShoreFaced with Decisions
On Rosehill Place, 0.1 miles east of Dorchester Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
Welcome to Dorchester County! When the Civil War intruded into quiet communities, residents here, as elsewhere on the Eastern Shore, faced difficult choices. Before the war, enslaved African Americans here began escaping bondage via the . . . Map (db m190251) HM
49Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Meredith Housec. 1760
On Greenway Drive at Abacco Lane, on the right when traveling east on Greenway Drive.
Once a focal point of a large farm as LaGrange, Meredith House is is one of the few remaining Georgian houses in Cambridge. Purchased by the Dorchester County Historical Society in 1959, the house is furnished with antiques reflecting the heritage . . . Map (db m3967) HM
50Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Meredith HouseLaGrange Plantation — Home of the Dorchester County Historical Society —
On Smith Street just east of Crusader Road, on the left when traveling east.
This Georgian-style home was built about 1760. It contains furniture of the Federal and Victorian periods, portraits of people who once lived in Dorchester County, china, silver, handmade quilts, clothing, and toys. The Governor room displays . . . Map (db m138288) HM
51Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Neild MuseumLaGrange Plantation — Home of the Dorchester County Historical Society —
On Greenway Drive, 0.1 miles east of Abacco Lane, on the right when traveling east. Reported damaged.
The Neild Museum, opened in 1980, includes farm implements and equipment used by local Dorchester County farmers. It features a farm kitchen and barn, and displays the history of local agriculture.Map (db m138289) HM
52Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Patriot Col. Robert Harrison
Near High Street just north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north.
Robert Harrison was the son of Christopher and Mary Caile Harrison. He married Milcah Gale. The inscription on his monument reads:
"In Memory of Co. Robert Harrison died 5/16/1802 at 62" (not legible - stone . . . Map (db m205033) HM
53Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Patriot John Brohawn
Near High Street just north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north.
John Brohawn was born in lower Dorchester County in April 1761. He married Mary Edmondson. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. When he died November 10, 1820, he was buried on his farm near Taylor's Island. His remains and tombstone . . . Map (db m205026) HM
54Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Patriot Lt. John Stewart McNamara
Near High Street north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north.
John Stewart McNamara died July 8, 1823 age 68 years. He was married to Lavina Lake. He was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary War. Lt. McNamara's remains were moved from the family graveyard in the Lakes District through the efforts of Dr. . . . Map (db m205028) HM
55Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Patriot Maj. Francis Turpin
Near High Street north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north.
Major Francis Turpin was the son of Beauchamp and Mary Cannon Turpin. He first married Ann Smith, second married Ann Chance and third married Nancy Dill.Map (db m205030) HM
56Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Patriot Nathan Griffin
Near High Street just north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north.
Inscription: "Sacred to the memory of Nathan Griffin who departed this life June 18th 1837, in the 78th year of his life. At an early age he joined the Revolutionary Army and nobly went forward in defense of this country's invaded rights. He . . . Map (db m205029) HM
57Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Patriot Richard Pattison
Near High Street north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north.
Richard Pattison, the son of Jacob Pattison, was born on Taylors Island. He was married to Mary McKeel. During the Revolutionary war Richard Pattison was in the company of lower Dorchester County under Captain Charles . . . Map (db m205025) HM
58Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Preserving Our Architectural Heritage
On Race Street north of Muir Street, on the right when traveling north.
On January 15, 2008 a major fire gutted this 1925 building and destroyed two antiques businesses. The historic structure was about to be demolished when community members rallied to save this facade so that it could remain a part of our streetscape . . . Map (db m205063) HM
59Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Privy Station
Near High Street north of Water Street when traveling north.
This box-like structure on the outside of the lighthouse represents the outhouse for the lighthouse keepers. In the original lighthouse, the outhouse was an enclosed room that extended out from the wall and across the deck. The unheated privy was . . . Map (db m205053) HM
60Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Revolutionary Statesman Henry Steele
Near High Street just north of Church Street, on the right when traveling south.
Henry Steele, the first member of the Steele family in Dorchester County Maryland, came from White Haven Cumberland County, England in 1740. He settled near Vienna and married Ann Billings, daughter of James and Ann Rider Billings. Henry . . . Map (db m205008) HM
61Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Revolutionary Statesman Robert Goldsborough
Near High Street just north of Church Street, on the right when traveling south.
Robert Goldsborough, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Ennalls Goldsborough, was born on December 2, 1733. Robert studied law in the Temple in London in which city he remained for a number of years. He married Sarah Yerbury of London in 1755 and . . . Map (db m205007) HM
62Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Robbins Heritage CenterLaGrange Plantation — Home of the Dorchester County Historical Society —
On Greenway Drive, 0.1 miles east of Abacco Lane, on the right when traveling east.
The David and Polly Robbins Heritage Center, opened in 2007, features exhibits on Native Americans, hunting and trapping, local Dorchester County industry, including both canning and seafood. The workshop of Ron Rue, a local and internationally . . . Map (db m138291) HM
63Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Shoal Creek
Near Marsh Elder Drive, 0.4 miles north of Heron Boulevard, on the right when traveling north.
Shoal Creek was once a 378-acre plantation boasting a three-story, brick manor house whose owners included john Woolford and Gov. Charles Goldsborough. The 16-room dwelling survived until 1970, accumulating tales of hauntings, secrete passages, . . . Map (db m205108) HM
64Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Smokehouse / Strong House; Helen C. Barber Herb GardenLaGrange Plantation — Home of the Dorchester County Historical Society —
On Greenway Drive, 0.1 miles east of Abacco Lane, on the right when traveling east.
Smokehouse / Strong House This building was originally used as a Smokehouse, as indicated by its smoked and charred beams, and was gifted to the Historical Society in 1964. It originally stood at Belvoir Plantation on the Horn Point Road near . . . Map (db m138290) HM
65Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — 7 — Stanley InstituteRacing to Freedom — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
On Church Creek Road (Maryland Route 16) at Bayly Road, on the right when traveling west on Church Creek Road.
In October 1857, ten years before Stanley Institute was established two large groups of enslaved families successfully fled this area. Caroline and Daniel Stanley and their six children escaped with Nat and Lizzie Amby and six others. Two . . . Map (db m114843) HM
66Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Station Stops: The Underground RailroadUnderground Railroad — 1849 - 1858 —
On Washington Street (Maryland Route 343) at Ocean Gateway (U.S. 50) on Washington Street. Reported permanently removed.
William Still William Still (1821- 1902) was born in Burlington New Jersey. His parents had been enslaved on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. To escape slavery, William Still’s parents and their young daughter fled to New Jersey before . . . Map (db m117270) HM
67Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — 2 — The Bayly Historic Site
On High Street south of C Street, on the right when traveling south.
Perhaps one of the oldest buildings in Cambridge, the Bayly home was lived in by affluent and accomplished Maryland families. Although we know a fair amount about Dr. Alexander Hamilton Bayly, there is little known about the dozens of enslaved . . . Map (db m205047) HM
68Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — The Carillonic Bells
On Race Street at Muir Street, on the right when traveling south on Race Street.
. . . Map (db m205103) WM
69Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — The Dorchester Waterman
Near Rosehill Place, 0.1 miles north of Byrn Street, on the right when traveling north.
The life of a traditional waterman may sound romantic, being out on the water, watching the sunrise, working with the tides. Then there's reality. It's grueling work to harvest crabs, oysters, and fish. A Disappearing Way of Life For . . . Map (db m204995) HM
70Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — The Launch Boat
Near High Street north of Water Street when traveling north.
Because the original Choptank River Lighthouse was located two miles off shore, keepers went to work by launch boat, pictured above. We've created a replica of that boat, designed according to blueprints filed with the U.S. National Archives and . . . Map (db m205052) HM
71Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — The Post War YearsTwilight Years — 1865 - 1913 —
On Washington Street (Maryland Route 343) at Ocean Gateway (U.S. 50) on Washington Street. Reported permanently removed.
Insult and Injury on the Train to New York The Civil War ended in April 1865. The irony of the situation added insult to injury. She had dedicated her life for three years, at great personal risk to the Union cause. Now a railroad . . . Map (db m109919) HM
72Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — The River
Near High Street.
As a deep water tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, the Choptank River was a commercial artery of the Eastern Shore since colonial times. Cargoes of timber, tobacco, and farm harvests were hoisted by dockworkers to waiting ships. During the early . . . Map (db m144447) HM
73Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — The Sparkling Blue Choptank
On Race Street at Alley 26, on the left when traveling south on Race Street.
In 1869, a visitor to Cambridge, was reported to have remarked, "My first view was of a sheet of sparkling blue water, the Choptank… The town across a bridged inlet, shone in the sunshine, and the rich foliage in which its houses were buried . . . Map (db m205061) HM
74Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — This Bell
On High Street at Court Lane, on the right when traveling north on High Street.
This bell originally hung in a monastery in Mexico. Brought to America during the Mexican War, 1846. Served as fire alarm in Cambridge until 1883.Map (db m3970) HM
75Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Thomas Holliday Hicks1798-1865
On Academy Street at Cemetery Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Academy Street.
In this cemetery is the grave of Thomas Holliday Hicks, Governor of Maryland 1858-1862 and United States Senator from Maryland 1862-1865. At the beginning of the Civil War during his tenure as governor, the position of Maryland was more important . . . Map (db m3971) HM
76Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Thomas Holliday Hicks(1798 - 1865)
Near Cemetery Avenue east of Academy Street, on the right when traveling east.
This monument, erected by the state in 1868, honors Thomas Holliday Hicks, a native and life resident of Dorchester County. Late in 1860, and early 1861 as Maryland’s first Civil War governor, he opposed the doctrines of secession and coercion. In . . . Map (db m113146) HM
77Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — To the memory of Franklin Delano RooseveltA Great American — 1954 —
On High Street, 0.1 miles north of Water Street, on the right when traveling north.
President Roosevelt visited Cambridge on October 26, 1935, to participate in the dedication of the Emerson C. Harrington Bridge. This stack was removed from the U.S.S. Potomac, which carried him on numerous historic occasions. It enclosed the . . . Map (db m3965) HM
78Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Tubman ConnectionsHarriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Race Street at Alley 26 when traveling north on Race Street.
There are many nearby places associated with Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Much of the landscape retains a rural character, evocative of an earlier time. Why not take a ride and explore Harriet's world?
❶ . . . Map (db m205058) HM
79Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Turning Numbers into Names…Remembering the Unremembered
Near Marsh Elder Drive, 0.4 miles north of Heron Boulevard, on the right when traveling north.
The Eastern Shore Hospital Center had its beginning in 1912 as a result of the General Assembly's decision to provide care for the mentally ill residents of the Eastern Shore counties of Maryland. The hospital was built on approximately 250 acres . . . Map (db m205105) HM
80Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Up Pine Street: Muir to Cedar Street
On Pine Street just south of Cross Street, on the right when traveling south.
In the early 1900's businesses were numerous and prosperous from the south end of Pine to where it intersects with High Street. The neighborhood was filled with beauty salons, barber shops, funeral homes, and taxi cab stands, shoe repair . . . Map (db m138279) HM
81Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Welcome to the Richardson Maritime Museum
On High Street just south of Locust Street, on the right when traveling south.
• Come in and explore the history of wooden boatbuilding in Dorchester County and the Chesapeake Bay. • Meet Captain James B. ("Mr. James") Richardson and the other innovative builders who created the wooden vessels that shaped the local . . . Map (db m138283) HM
82Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — World War I Memorial
On High Street.
Dedicated to the memory of those men of Dorchester County who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War.Map (db m66630) WM
83Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — World War II
On Water Street at High Street, on the right when traveling west on Water Street.
In grateful memory of our veterans of World War II. Peace to the mighty dead, 1941-1945.Map (db m3973) HM
84Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Zion United Methodist Church
On Locust Street just east of Mill Street, on the left when traveling west.
The first American Methodist Bishop, Frances Asbury appointed Freeborn Garrettson as pastor to five Methodist Societies in Dorchester County in 1779. The societies grew into congregations of Methodist Episcopal Churches; Zion Methodist Episcopal . . . Map (db m138285) HM
85Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Near Golden Hill Road south of Key Wallace Drive, on the right when traveling south.
The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, one of over 560 national wildlife refuges, provides critical habitats for native plants and wildlife. The 17 acres that for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park are surrounded by the . . . Map (db m114439) HM
86Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — 15 — Blackwater National Wildlife RefugeTaking Refuge from Slavery — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
On Key Wallace Drive at Visitor Center Access Road on Key Wallace Drive.
It is no accident that for years more fugitives escaped from slavery in Maryland than any other state—the 1850 census recorded 259 runaways. Location played a critical role in these escapes. Networks of black and white abolitionists helped . . . Map (db m168865) HM
87Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — 8 — Church CreekJoin the Journey
On Church Creek Road (Maryland Route 16) 0.6 miles south of Brannock Neck Road, on the right when traveling south.
The 125-mile Harriet Tubman Tubman Underground Railroad Byway is the only place in the nation that preserves and interprets the landscapes where Harriet Tubman was born, lived, labored, and fled. In 1849, she liberated herself from the . . . Map (db m205114) HM
88Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — Delmarva Peninsula Fox SquirrelBlackwater National Wildlife Refuge
On Wildlife Drive.
A Species in Peril This squirrel is presently restricted to local populations found on the Delmarva Peninsula in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. It lives mostly in mixed strands of mature hardwoods. Habitats include groves of trees along . . . Map (db m79139) HM
89Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — Finding FreedomNational Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
On Taylors Island Road (SR16) at Maryland Route 335 on Taylors Island Road (SR16).
The Call of Freedom Dorchester County occupies a central place in the story of the Underground Railroad, the secret network of “stations” and “conductors” assisting hundreds of enslaved African Americans to reach . . . Map (db m78804) HM
90Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — Harriet Tubman
Near Golden Hill Road (Maryland Route 335) south of Key Wallace Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman did not submit to bondage. She witnessed the horrifying sale of her three sisters to slave traders. The likelihood of her meeting a similar fate was frightfully real. In 1849, she escaped with her two brothers. . . . Map (db m205122) HM
91Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — 14 — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Ctr.Mastering the Land — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
On Golden Hill Road (Maryland Route 335) 0.1 miles north of Wildlife Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Born nearby on Anthony Thompson's plantation in 1822, Harriet Tubman spent more than 25 years living and laboring amid landscapes like these. This watery, lowland environment shaped the nature of life here. Tubman learned how to navigate . . . Map (db m205119) HM
92Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — Highway to FreedomHarriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
On Golden Hill Road (Maryland Route 335) south of Key Wallace Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Church Creek sits along MD Route 16, which follows an ancient Indian trail between the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. More enslaved people were able to escape from farms, homes, and businesses along this northbound road than from other parts of . . . Map (db m205120) HM
93Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — Hoopers Island
On Hoopers Island Road (Maryland Route 335) 3 miles south of Meekins Neck Road, on the right when traveling south.
Long a community of watermen, this chain of islands bears name of family who settled in Dorchester County from southern Maryland in latter part of 17th century. Active in colonial affairs in 18th century was Col. Henry Hooper, whose seat was . . . Map (db m3997) HM
94Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — Muskrat and NutriaBlackwater National Wildlife Refuge
On Observation Acess Road.
A Tail of Two Rodents Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is home to the muskrat and, until recently, the nutria, both members of the rodent family. The muskrat is native to the area while the nutria was introduced from South America in the . . . Map (db m79128) HM
95Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — Pool One at Wildlife DriveBlackwater National Wildlife Refuge
On Wildlife Drive.
The area before you is a moist soil impoundment constructed in 1936 known as “Pool 1.” This 50-acre wetland was improved and enlarged in 2008 by a partnership that include Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, the family of Gibby Roe, Ducks . . . Map (db m78894) HM
96Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — St. Mary, Star of the Sea Chapel & Cemetery“Tubman Chapel”
On Hoopers Island Road (Maryland Route 335) 0.8 miles west of Smithville Road, on the right when traveling west.
Built before 1767 by Richard Tubman II, to serve the Roman Catholics who had worshipped in this area since the second half of the 17th century. Early unmarked burial vaults on site. Chapel enlarged in 1819 and in 1868. Suppressed and sold in . . . Map (db m154339) HM
97Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — The American Bald EagleBlackwater National Wildlife Refuge
On Observation Acess Road.
A Survivor Tens of thousands of bald eagles soared over the United States as late as 1800. In time, their population dwindled due to habitat loss, environmental contaminants, and illegal shooting. By the 1960s, only 400 adults remained. . . . Map (db m78896) HM
98Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — The Chesapeake Bay EcosystemBlackwater National Wildlife Refuge
On Observation Acess Road.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. This refuge encompasses two rivers which share its name. The Little Blackwater flows into the Blackwater River south of the refuge Observation Site. The Blackwater River . . . Map (db m79127) HM
99Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Near Golden Hill Road south of Key Wallace Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Explore the scenic byway, follow the path to freedom and discover Harriet Tubman's rich history. Experience extraordinary stories of courage along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. With unspoiled landscapes virtually unchanged . . . Map (db m114437) HM
100Maryland (Dorchester County), Church Creek — The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center
Near Golden Hill Road south of Key Wallace Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Discover the extraordinary life and legacy of Harriet Tubman in the landscape of her childhood and early adult life. Harriet Ross Tubman, an American legendary human rights advocate and suffragist, was born in enslaved in Dorchester . . . Map (db m114438) HM

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