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Berlin, Maryland Historical Markers

 
The remains of Baltimore Boulevard image, Touch for more information
By Linda Walcroft, June 23, 2008
The remains of Baltimore Boulevard
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
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
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
Maryland (Worcester County), Berlin — Caring for the Bay Ocean, 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 . . . — Map (db m87797) HM

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
Maryland (Worcester County), Berlin — Corp. Isaiah Fassett "Uncle Zear"
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
Maryland (Worcester County), Berlin — Life-Saving Station
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 built . . . — Map (db m8143) HM
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
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
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
Maryland (Worcester County), Berlin — Sheltered Waters You'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 . . . — Map (db m88250)

Maryland (Worcester County), Berlin — Shipwrecks
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 is . . . — Map (db m8338) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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 mose areas) brims with life. What lies beneath? Plankton, algae, grasses, worms, shrimp and minnows, clams and crabs, flounders and eels, stingrays and skates... . . . — Map (db m87794) HM

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