“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Maryland, Mardela Springs, Barren Creek Springs Village Historical Markers

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By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 14, 2022
Barren Creek Heritage Museum
1Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 15 — Barren Creek Heritage Museum — Barren Creek Springs Village
Telling the story of the beginning of the village from the early 1700's through the mid-20th century with exhibits of the social, economic, & political life of the people who lived in the village and neighboring countryside . . . Map (db m190261) HM
2Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 13 — Barren Creek Spring House — Barren Creek Springs Village
Mineral water springs feeding into Barren Creek here were known by the native Americans before settlers came in the 1600's. After the Revolutionary War a veteran built a small tavern beside the largest spring, a site that was one of the . . . Map (db m190283) HM
3Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 12 — Barren Creek Springs Church — Barren Creek Springs Village
This small chapel-like building on the small rise on the north bank of the Barren Creek was built by 1842, and may have begun life a bit earlier as a school. Land was donated by local farmer Joshua Brattan, one of the important town builders of . . . Map (db m190288) HM
4Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 9 — BC&A Railroad Freight Depot — Barren Creek Springs Village
The railroad reached the lower Eastern Shore in 1860 when the Eastern Shore Railroad Co. reached Salisbury from Northern Delaware. But trains didn't reach Barren Creek Springs until 30 years later when the Baltimore Eastern Shore RR came down from . . . Map (db m190294) HM
5Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 3 — Brattan-Taylor-Calloway Store — Barren Creek Springs Village
This store was built by Joshua Brattan before 1838 and at that time was just one story, measuring 16' Χ 22'. Unlike most buildings in town it was built with a basement. In 1850 it was purchased by Thomas Taylor who had worked at a clerk in the . . . Map (db m190265) HM
6Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 17 — Brattan-Taylor-Truitt Home — Barren Creek Springs Village
This is one of the oldest buildings in town and has a special and historical significance. Joseph Brattan built this home ca. 1840 on a tract, "Ill Neighborhood", owned by the Brattan family since the 1700s. At the time he also ran the nearby . . . Map (db m190282) HM
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7Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 8 — Cannery Warehouse — Barren Creek Springs Village
In the 1840s Baltimore, Washington, and other area urban centers suddenly were opened to local farmers' crops, timber— even holly wreaths — due to the coming of regular steamboat routes on the Bay. The railroad's arrival in 1890 resulted in even . . . Map (db m190281) HM
8Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 10 — Graham-Whitelock Home — Barren Creek Springs Village
Built in 1914, this home was owned by Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Graham until it later became the home of the Norman Whitelock family. It shares many of the same Victorian architectural features of other houses homes built in the "boom" period in . . . Map (db m190264) HM
9Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 4 — Gravenor-English School — Barren Creek Springs Village
At the end of the Civil War, Maryland wrote a new state Constitution which included establishment of the first public School system, and created the new county of Wicomico; what followed in the 1870's was a flurry of school building. . . . Map (db m190266) HM
10Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — James Bacon Home — Barren Creek Springs Village — 1875 - 1915 —
The Bacon Family were early settlers of Barren Creek Springs in the late 1700s. By the later 1800s descendant James Bacon had become a successful businessman and family man. The family's status was visible in James' new home seen here, as the . . . Map (db m190262) HM
11Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 2 — Livery Stable — Barren Creek Springs Village
Built in 1905, there have been few changes since it served as a livery stable, operated by "Billie" Wilson. It had eight horse stalls on one side, a corner office and storage for carriages and harnesses and a loft for corn and oats. Just as it was . . . Map (db m190290) HM
12Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 1 — Lodge Hall — Barren Creek Springs Village
This building began as local craftsman Thomas Windsor's backyard carpentry shop, just west of here on Main Street in the late 1800s Upon his death in 1901, the building was sold to Wicomico County and moved to its current location to be used for tax . . . Map (db m190292) HM
13Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 6 — Memorial Building — Barren Creek Springs Village
This small building originally was a tool shed used by railroad workers in the late 1800s / early 1900s. When the Adkins living history complex was beginning to take form, the workmen's sheds were adapted to serve as exhibit buildings. A . . . Map (db m190280) HM
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14Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 11 — Methodist Church — Barren Creek Springs Village
In 1869 George Bounds and Thomas B. Taylor took the lead in building this church, and opened it in 1871. The center section was built first, and in 1906 an education wing was built on the east side. A new educational building with large kitchen and . . . Map (db m190263) HM
15Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 14 — Site of Barren Creek Springs Hotel — Barren Creek Springs Village
A Revolutionary War veteran built a tavern/inn on this site ca. 1795, prospering from being on the main "post road" to all points south, and the popular mineral water springs! The building grew, eventually to three stories with stables and . . . Map (db m190284) HM
16Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 7 — The Doctor's Office — Barren Creek Springs Village
This building, a renovated office used by a railroad contractor from the early 1900s, now serves as a reminder of Dr. Lemuel Brattan's office. Brattan, one of the town's founding families in the early 1800s, decided at age 28, to quit keep his . . . Map (db m190279) HM
17Maryland, Wicomico County, Mardela Springs — 5 — Young's Purchase Farmhouse — Barren Creek Springs Village
Young's Purchase House was built between 1820 and 1830, according to architectural historians. It was moved to this site from a nearby farm, built on a tract called "Young's Purchase," patented in 1720 by William Young. The land grant included land . . . Map (db m190267) HM
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