A Landscape and Lifestyle Defined by Water

A Landscape and Lifestyle Defined by Water (HM591)

Location: Cambridge, MD 21613 Dorchester County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 34.289', W 76° 3.823'

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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 of its 333 mile border is land. With 1,700 miles of shoreline, Dorchester County has more shoreline than any county in Maryland.

Of English Origin...
In 1669, Dorchester County was named for Sir Edward Sackville, fourth Earl of Dorset, England. The county seat is named after Cambridge, England. Like the Island Nation of Great Britain, Dorchester County is surrounded by water from which the people have drawn their livelihood. Several nearby towns are also named for European cities such as Easton, Oxford, Vienna, and Salisbury.

Native Americans and then three centuries of settlers have plied these waters for oysters, crabs, and many varieties of fish found in the Chesapeake Bay. Watermen and farmers have harvested the area's rich natural resources, since the Indian Tribes such as the Nanticoke and the Choptank were the stewards of the land. Here is the setting James Mitchener chose for his epic Chesapeake.
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HM NumberHM591
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 4:40am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 407336 N 4269761
Decimal Degrees38.57148333, -76.06371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.289', W 76° 3.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 17.34" N, 76° 3' 49.38" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 93 US-50, Cambridge MD 21613, US
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