“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Berlin, Maryland

Clickable Map of Worcester County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Worcester County, MD (95) Somerset County, MD (37) Wicomico County, MD (94) Sussex County, DE (509) Accomack County, VA (134)  WorcesterCounty(95) Worcester County (95)  SomersetCounty(37) Somerset County (37)  WicomicoCounty(94) Wicomico County (94)  SussexCountyDelaware(509) Sussex County (509)  AccomackCountyVirginia(134) Accomack County (134)
Snow Hill is the county seat for Worcester County
Berlin is in Worcester County
      Worcester County (95)  
      Somerset County (37)  
      Wicomico County (94)  
      Sussex County, Delaware (509)  
      Accomack County, Virginia (134)  
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1 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Ayres Building
. . . Map (db m137729) HM
2 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Baltimore Boulevard
The asphalt slabs you just walked on are pieces of Baltimore Boulevard, a 15-mile road built by developers in the 1950s and destroyed by a storm in 1962. These broken slabs are now used only by gulls, which drop and crack clams on the hard surface. . . . Map (db m9146) HM
3 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Beach to Bay Indian Trail
Centuries ago, Indians of the Algonquin Nation, including the Assateagues, Pocomokes, Manokins and Acquintacas, migrated seasonally between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. The Beach to Bay Indian Trail recognizes the patterns established . . . Map (db m4390) HM
4 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Berlin / Snow Hill / Wallops Flight Facility / Chincoteague
Berlin One of many small-town gems on the Maryland-Virginia Eastern Shore, Berlin (with the accent on the "Ber") has a wealth of historic houses and an especially well-preserved commercial district from the late 1800s. The uniform . . . Map (db m206337) HM
5 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Birthplace of Commodore Stephen Decatur
United States Navy, born January 5, 1779, mortally wounded in duel at Bladensburg, Md., March 22, 1820.Map (db m3772) HM
6 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Caring for the BayOcean, island, bay, mainland—all are interconnected
The marshes in the distance, the waters before you, and the land beneath and behind you form an interwoven whole. What affects one part affects all. How we use and care for the land impacts it's water quality. The water that drains from the land . . . Map (db m87797) HM
7 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN
Born near this site Jan. 5, 1779, his heroic exploits in Tripolitan Wars earned him his captain's commission in 1804. Commanded the "United States" and appointed commodore in War of 1812. Killed in duel at Bladensburg, Maryland, March 22, 1820.Map (db m3771) HM
8 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Corp. Isaiah Fassett"Uncle Zear" Reported permanently removed
Isaiah "Uncle Zear" Fassett was born into slavery southeast of here in Sinepuxent in 1844. His owner, Sarah A. Bruff, released him from bondage at age nineteen on November 11, 1863, when the U.S. Army paid her $300 in compensation. That same day, . . . Map (db m15695) HM
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9 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Corp. Isaiah FassettFrom Slavery to Honored Veteran
Isaiah Fassett was born into slavery south of here in Sinepuxent in 1844. On November 11, 1863, when he was nineteen, his owner, Sara A. Bruff, released him from bondage to enlist in Co. D, 9th United States Colored Troops. Bruff, who was loyal . . . Map (db m206342) HM
10 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Keep Them Safe / Keep Them WildAssateague Island National Seashore — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Keep Them Safe During your visit to Assateague you will likely encounter a few of the island's most popular residents. Both petting and feeding horses causes harmful behavioral changes as they become unafraid of humans and . . . Map (db m206333) HM
11 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Keep Them Safe / Keep Them WildAssateague Island National Seashore — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Keep Them Safe During your visit to Assateague you will likely encounter a few of the island's most popular residents. Both petting and feeding horses causes harmful behavioral changes as they become unafraid of humans and vehicles. . . . Map (db m206336) HM
12 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Life-Saving Station Reported permanently removed
In the late 1800's and early 1900's four Life-Saving Stations on Assateague Island aided ships in distress off the coast, where hidden sand bars, storms, German submarines, and other dangers often threatened. The U.S. Life-Saving Service . . . Map (db m8143) HM
13 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Native Americans
Assateague's first visitors were small bands of nomadic Indians who had permanent settlements on the mainland. These hunters and gatherers came seasonally to the island to enjoy the rich harvest of waterfowl, fish, oysters, clams, and plant foods. . . . Map (db m8337) HM
14 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Olde Sinepuxent
Ever since explorer Giovanna da Verrazzano sailed through Sinepuxent Bay in 1524, human activty along these waters has helped shape Assateague's history. Except for intriguing place names on local maps, almost all traces of these historic events . . . Map (db m8602) HM
15 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Peregrine Falcon Migration
Each Autumn Assateague Island is a refuge for migrating tundra peregrine falcons (falco peregrinus tundrius). In 1958, falconer and conservationist Alva G. Nyemur confirmed the presence here of this previously-unrecognized race of peregrine. During . . . Map (db m206330) HM
16 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Rackliffe Plantation Milk House
Dairies (or milk houses, as they were more commonly called in the Mid-Atlantic region) were one-room structures constructed two to three feet below grade for coolness. They had brick or stone floors and plastered or whitewashed ceilings and interior . . . Map (db m88263) HM
17 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Renaissance Plaza
. . . Map (db m137727) HM
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18 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Saving LivesAssateague Island National Seashore — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service were real heroes. Come hurricane or nor'easter, they scanned the horizon for ships in distress. They bravely risked their lives to rescue shipwrecked mariners and passengers, conducting both beach and . . . Map (db m206335) HM
19 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Sheltered WatersYou're Facing Sinepuxent Bay and Assateague Island
Sinepuxent Bay and Chincoteague Bay (just to the south) separate Assateague Island from the mainland. The Atlantic Ocean lies just over a mile away, on the other side of Assateague. The pedestrian and bicycle bridge to your left provides a fine . . . Map (db m88250)
20 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Shipwrecks Reported missing
Shoals, bad weather, and lack of navigational aids contributed to hundreds of shipwrecks along Assateague. Many wrecks were schooners and cargo vessels sailing the busy coastal ship lanes in the 1800s. The total number of wrecks off Assateague . . . Map (db m8338) HM
21 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — St. Martin's Church
Established around 1692 as a chapel-of-ease for Snow Hill Parish, and later, in 1744, designated as the principal church of Worcester Parish. The original frame building was replaced with this Georgian brick structure, completed in 1764.Map (db m3773) HM
22 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — The Old Globe Theater12 Broad St.
This brick building was originally built as a garage for horse and carriage in 1910. It was converted to a theater for showing "silent flickers" in 1917. A new facade was added to replicate the Spanish Mission Style architecture common to movie . . . Map (db m137728) HM
23 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — The Wild Ponies
Hardy, compact, and spirited - the horses on Assateague Island run freely over a range bounded by ocean and bay. Bands of mares and young led by protective stallions graze on marsh grasses, drink at freshwater ponds, and retreat into island forests . . . Map (db m8340) HM
24 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — 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 . . . Map (db m8339) HM
25 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — U.S.S. Decatur Anchor
Anchor From The U.S.S. Decatur (DD-936) Forrest Sherman Class Commissioned in 1956. Decommissioned in 1965. Re-commissioned in 1967. Decommissioned in 1983, Receiving 6 Battle Stars For Vietnam Service. This Anchor Was Obtained . . . Map (db m60828) HM
26 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Verrazano Bridge
Named in 1976 for the courageous Florentine navigator, Giovanni da Verrazano (c. 1485-1528.) In the ship La Dauphine under a commission from King Francis I of France, he explored the Atlantic coastline of North America in the spring of 1524, . . . Map (db m3783) HM
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27 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Veterans Memorial
To those who served — In honor of the living In memory of the dead [Plaque on the left side of the display:] WWII Killed in Action Berlin Seaman John R. Casper, Merchant Marine, N. Atlantic, 1945 Pvt. James E. . . . Map (db m137726) WM
28 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — Wild and FreeAssateague Beach Trail — Assateague State Park —
"She belongs to the world of men, but I belong to the Isle of the wild things." —Marguerite Henry, Misty of the Chincoteague
History Mystery We know horses appeared on Assateague Island in . . . Map (db m206328) HM
29 Maryland, Worcester County, Berlin — You're looking out over… A Productive Nursery
You wouldn't know it from the surface. But this shallow bay (only three to four feet in most areas) brims with life. What lies beneath? Plankton, algae, grasses, worms, shrimp and minnows, clams and crabs, flounders and eels, stingrays and . . . Map (db m87794) HM
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May. 22, 2024