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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cambridge, Maryland

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Cambridge is the county seat for Dorchester County
Cambridge is in Dorchester County
      Dorchester County (106)  
      Calvert County (153)  
      Caroline County (73)  
      Somerset County (37)  
      St. Mary's County (290)  
      Talbot County (120)  
      Wicomico County (94)  
      Sussex County, Delaware (410)  
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1Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — "Stanley Institute"
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
2Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — “Appleby”
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
3Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — 1739
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
4Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — A Landscape and Lifestyle Defined by Water — Of English Origin ...
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
5Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Annie Oakley House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m138286) HM
6Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Bethel Church
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
7Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — 15 — Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Taking Refuge from Slavery — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
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 fugitives . . . Map (db m168865) HM
8Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Born To Be Free — Slavery — 1820 —
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
9Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Cambridge
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
10Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Cambridge House B&B — 112 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
11Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Choptank River Bridge — Oyster Wars...
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
12Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Choptank River's Natural History — Melting Glaciers created the Chesapeake Bay
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
13Maryland (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
14Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Civil War: Abolitionist, Scout, Spy and Nurse — Civil War Era — 1858 - 1865 —
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
15Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel — Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
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
16Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Discover: Dorchester
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
17Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Distinguished Service Cross
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18Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Eastern Shore Infantry — Glorious Achievements
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
19Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Empowering the People
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
20Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Enjoy Our Park
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)
21Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Exploring Dorchester's Fragile Beauty
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
22Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Finding Freedom
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
23Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Glasgow — Built 1760
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
24Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Goldsborough House — c. 1790
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
25Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Goldsborough Stable — LaGrange Plantation — Home of the Dorchester County Historical Society —
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
26Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — 2 — Harriet Tubman Memorial Garden — Celebrating an Icon — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
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. Today’s . . . Map (db m109915) HM
27Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Jazz on Pine Street
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
28Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Joe Bailey Shakes the Lion's Paw — Underground Railroad — 1849 - 1858 —
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
29Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — John Barth — A literary pioneer from Cambridge
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
30Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — John F. Kennedy
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
31Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Living off the Land
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
32Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — 3 — Long Wharf — The River — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
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 m78737) HM
33Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Maryland's Eastern Shore — Hundreds of Enslaved and Free Black Men Enlisted
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
34Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Maryland's Eastern Shore — Faced with Decisions
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
35Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Meredith House — c. 1760
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
36Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Meredith House — LaGrange Plantation — Home of the Dorchester County Historical Society —
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
37Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Muskrat and Nutria — Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
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
38Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Neild Museum — LaGrange Plantation — Home of the Dorchester County Historical Society —
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
39Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Pool One at Wildlife Drive — Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
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, . . . Map (db m78894) HM
40Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Robbins Heritage Center — LaGrange Plantation — Home of the Dorchester County Historical Society —
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
41Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Smokehouse / Strong House; Helen C. Barber Herb Garden — LaGrange Plantation — Home of the Dorchester County Historical Society —
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
42Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Stanley Institute — Racing to Freedom — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
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 weeks . . . Map (db m114843) HM
43Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Station Stops: The Underground Railroad — Underground Railroad — 1849 - 1858 —
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
44Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — The American Bald Eagle — Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
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. Thanks . . . Map (db m78896) HM
45Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — The Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem — Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
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
46Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — The Post War Years — Twilight Years — 1865 - 1913 —
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
47Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — The 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 early . . . Map (db m144447) HM
48Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — This Bell
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
49Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Thomas Holliday Hicks — 1798-1865
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
50Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Thomas Holliday Hicks — (1798 - 1865)
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
51Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — To the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt — A Great American — 1954 —
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
52Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Up Pine Street: Muir to Cedar Street
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
53Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Blackwater Refuge expansive marshes, moist soil impoundments, woodlands, and variety of croplands attract thousands of migrating and wintering waterfowl each year. These three habitats provide the food, water, shelter, and space that these birds . . . Map (db m78819) HM
54Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Blackwater was established in 1933 as a haven for migratory waterfowl. Although management for migratory birds remains a primary focus over 80 years later, the refuge also protects and manages habitat for threatened and endangered species and . . . Map (db m78873) HM
55Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Welcome to the Richardson Maritime Museum
• 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
56Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Why Use Native Plants? — Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Native or indigenous plants naturally occur in the region which they evolved. They are adapted to local soil, rainfall and temperature conditions, and have developed natural defenses to many insects and diseases. Because of these traits, native . . . Map (db m78874) HM
57Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — World War I Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those men of Dorchester County who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War.Map (db m66630) WM
58Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — World War II
In grateful memory of our veterans of World War II. Peace to the mighty dead, 1941-1945.Map (db m3973) HM
59Maryland (Dorchester County), Cambridge — Zion United Methodist Church
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
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Jul. 2, 2022