1. Construction of an ice plant on the waterfront allowed seafood packers to ship their products to more distant destinations. Buy boats, described in the next paragraph, are docked at the ice plant after unloading at one of the local packing . . . — — Map (db m98703) HM
On West Main Street at 9th Street on West Main Street.
Center of the Chesapeake Bay seafood industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, known as the “Seafood Capital of the World.” Waterman settled the Somers Cove area in the 1660s; Community prospered after discovery of Tangier . . . — — Map (db m66582) HM
Born in Crisfield. Served Maryland for 37 years. Governor, 1959-1967; Comptroller of the Treasury, 1939-1947 and 1950-1959; First Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources, 1969-1971; Treasurer of Maryland, 1973-1975. Oversaw expansion of the . . . — — Map (db m98701) HM
Imagine you are parched and can’t find fresh water. That’s what happened to John Smith and his crew as they explored the Chesapeake’s Lower Eastern Shore in June 1608.
They sailed up the Pocomoke River, recorded on Smith’s map as the . . . — — Map (db m98726) HM
On Somerset Avenue near West Chesapeake Street., on the right when traveling south.
• A Memorial •
To The Men Of Crisfield
Who Served God And Country
In The World War For Freedom
• Roll Of Honor •
*Julius R. Blades Charles A. Lankford *
* William J. . . . — — Map (db m69293) HM WM
1. Commercial sailing ships once travelled the local waterways and frequently docked in the Crisfield harbor, as shown in this 1875 depiction. Watermen sold their seafood, harvested daily in local waters, to the town’s packing houses. Workers . . . — — Map (db m98704) HM
Preached his first sermon in this church. his spiritual birthplace. The site of his conversion in 1807, is 300 yards south. “The Methodists, “ his famous log canoe, was launched about 500 yards to the north. — — Map (db m66579) HM
On Deal Island Road at Hudson White Road on Deal Island Road.
Site of a popular day resort for African Americans and the general public. Business woman Lorraine Henry originally from Dames Quarter in Somerset County and her husband George purchased the land in 1952 and developed the only such resort in the . . . — — Map (db m66575) HM
Born Potato Neck, Somerset County. Named “Parson of the Islands” by British Troops at Tangier Island. As their Pastor predicted their defeat at Baltimore, 1814. Spread Methodism on Tangier, Deal, Saxis and Spring Islands. Buried beside . . . — — Map (db m66576) HM WM
On Meadow Bridge Road, 0.1 miles east of W, Post Office Road.
This Pentecostal denomination with headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn. was introduced on the Delmarva Peninsula in 1919 when the Rev. Paul H. Walker of North Dakota held a meeting in Princess Anne. The first church building, a simple frame structure no . . . — — Map (db m66562) HM
On Caleb Jones Road near Katies Alley, on the right when traveling east.
Maryland's only remaining inhabited offshore island group. Named for early land owner Henry Smith. Chartered by Captain John Smith in 1608 as "The Russell Isles." English farmers John Evans and John Tyler came via Accomack County Virginia to become . . . — — Map (db m8285) HM
On Mount Vernon Road at Black Road on Mount Vernon Road.
About 2 miles southwest is “Tusculum” on Monie Creek, Plantation where Gale lived and lies buried (not open to the public). Born in Whitehaven, England, he settled in Maryland in 1701. His three vessels traded regularly between his . . . — — Map (db m66573) HM
Crisfield Historical Museum The Crisfield Historical Museum includes exhibits of Native American culture, the harvesting and processing of seafood and the general history of the town.
The Governor Tawes Library houses exhibits relating to . . . — — Map (db m66569) HM
On Oriole Road (Maryland Route 627) at Locust Point Road, on the left when traveling west on Oriole Road.
Born at “Elmwood” and a graduate of West Point, Arnold Elzey (Jones) entered the Civil War, Apr 11, 1861, with the First Maryland Infantry, C.S.A. At First Manassas he was commissioned Brigadier General. He served under Generals . . . — — Map (db m66577) HM
On Somerset Avenue (Maryland Route 675) at Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on Somerset Avenue.
This southeast corner of Somerset Avenue, originally Bridge Street, and Washington Street, first named Upper Alley has been enhanced by this private boxwood garden since the first half of the 19th century. Long-standing tradition in Princess Anne . . . — — Map (db m3878) HM
On Somerset Avenue (Maryland Route 675) at Fluers Lane, on the right when traveling south on Somerset Avenue.
One of five churches organized by the Rev. Francis Makemie in 1683. First preaching on this ground, 1672. Original church constructed prior to 1692. Present walls erected 1765. Tower added 1888. — — Map (db m3874) HM
On Perryhawkin Road at Sam Bowland Road, on the right when traveling east on Perryhawkin Road.
One of the few surviving African American sandlot baseball fields. Home of the Oaksville Eagles, created ca. 1910. A community baseball club that toured neighboring states, Playing against Negro League teams in the era before desegregation. After . . . — — Map (db m165025) HM
By an act of Maryland’s General Assembly, 25 acres of the Beckford Plantation were purchased to establish Princess Anne, named for the daughter of King George II. The town was designated as the seat of Somerset County Court in 1742 and became an . . . — — Map (db m66568) HM
On Ocean Highway (U.S. 13) 0.7 miles north of Stewart Neck Road.
Teackle Mansion The Teackle Mansion is an outstanding example of neoclassic architecture built between 1802 and 1819. The structure has many unique architectural features and houses a collection of 19th century furnishings. The mansion displays . . . — — Map (db m66570) HM
On Somerset Avenue (Maryland Route 675) just south of Washington High School Back Road, on the right when traveling south.
Create August 22, 1666, and named for Lady Mary Somerset, sister-in-law of Cecilius Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore. At its founding, Somerset included present-day Wicomico and Worcester Counties, and parts of Delaware and Virginia. The settlement of . . . — — Map (db m165024) HM
On Prince William Street at Somerset Avenue (Maryland Route 675), on the right when traveling west on Prince William Street.
The Courthouse was designed in the Georgian Revival style by architects Frank E. and Henry R. Davis of Baltimore, and was built by W. P. Pusey and Son of Snow Hill. The red brick structure is enriched with Indiana limestone features and stands on . . . — — Map (db m3875) HM
On South Beckford Ave., 0.1 miles north of Washington Street, on the right when traveling north.
Parish established in 1692. St. Andrew's, a chapel-of-ease to All Saints' Church, Monie, was built in 1770 and consecrated in 1845. Tower erected 1859; spire and chapel 1893; wall and lich gate 1964. — — Map (db m3877) HM
Located in Princess Anne, Somerset County, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore celebrates a rich African-American history. This historically black, land-granted doctoral degree granting institution was founded on September 13, 1886 as the . . . — — Map (db m66563) HM
Princess Anne Academy was established on September 13, 1886, to provide higher education for African Americans on the lower Eastern Shore. The Centenary Biblical Institute (later Morgan State College) and the Delaware Conference of the Methodist . . . — — Map (db m66564) HM
On Fairmount Road (Maryland Route 361), on the right when traveling west.
Established by the Maryland General Assembly, June, 1751, near Cottingham's Ferry, Worcester County. On the same site, a new church, consecrated by the Right Reverend William R. Whittingham, Bishop of Maryland, December, 1849, was subsequently moved . . . — — Map (db m69427) HM
On Deal Island Road at Oriole Road on Deal Island Road.
Levin Winder, 1757-1819, was a Lt. Colonel in the American Revolution and a Major General in the State Militia. He was a Federalist delegate to the General Assembly in 1806 and became Speaker in 1808.
Elected Governor in 1812, he opposed . . . — — Map (db m66574) HM
On Dividing Creek Road (Maryland Route 364) at Court House Hill Road, on the right when traveling south on Dividing Creek Road.
Site of second known court
house of Somerset County on March 1,
1694, the court purchased land near
Dividing Creek and erected a
structure 50 feet by 20 feet,
"with gable ends of brick." The
court house functioned until 1742. — — Map (db m60466) HM
On U.S. 13 at Maryland Route 667, on the right on U.S. 13.
1000 acres surveyed 1665 for
Col. William Stevens,
member of Governor's Council,
through whose influence
came to Maryland and established
Presbyterianism in the State. On this
same tract stood the Episcopal . . . — — Map (db m3883) HM
On Coventry Parish Road at Old Rehobeth Road, on the right when traveling east on Coventry Parish Road.
Erected 1784 - 1792
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places 9 August 1984
Ruins stabilized 1985 - 1990 under the auspices of
Rehobeth Ruritan Club
Maryland Historical Trust
Somerset County Historical Trust
B. J. . . . — — Map (db m3881) HM
A forerunner of Washington High School, the Academy was founded and built, 1767, under the proprietary laws of 1694, enlarged, 1776, and destroyed by fire, 1797. Originally called Somerset Academy, it was renamed and chartered as Washington Academy, . . . — — Map (db m66578) HM
On Coventry Parish Road, 0.1 miles east of Old Rehobeth Road, on the right when traveling east.
For more than two hundred years the Parish Church of Coventry Parish, stood on this site. The present building was erected in 1740. It served a large congregation till about 1900 when it fell into decay and was abandoned. The partial restoration of . . . — — Map (db m137733) HM