Discover: Vienna Heritage

Discover: Vienna Heritage (HM1705)

Location: Vienna, MD 21869 Dorchester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 29.125', W 75° 49.559'

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Welcome to Vienna, Maryland. Situated on a bend in the Nanticoke River, Vienna has been a crossroads, a trading center, and a gateway to the Chesapeake Bay for centuries. Today Vienna is busily planning for its future while embracing its past. With the pristine Nanticoke River as its backdrop, Vienna is a stop on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. To begin your exploration, visit the Vienna Heritage Museum; enjoy a walking tour of historic homes; or take in the view along our Nanticoke Riverwalk.

Vienna Through Time
900-1200 — Native Americans establish settlements on both sides of the Nanticoke River.
1608 — Explorer Captain John Smith encounters the native people near Vienna.
1698 — Colonists establish the Chicone Indian Reservation north of Vienna. It is disbanded 70 years later.
1706 — The Maryland Assembly designates Vienna as a Port of Entry.
1776 — British vessels conduct raids during the Revolutionary War.
1812 — British vessels patrol the Nanticoke River during the War of 1812.
1828 — The First bridge over the Nanticoke River is Built.
1861 — The U.S. Civil War divides Vienna's populace.
1892 — The railroad joins the steamboat as a transport option.
1927 — Vienna is selected as the site for a new power generating plant.
1991 — U.S. Route 50 bypasses Vienna.
2003 — Vienna's Community Vision Plan call for its becoming the "Gateway to the Nanticoke".
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HM NumberHM1705
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 427960 N 4259998
Decimal Degrees38.48541667, -75.82598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 29.125', W 75° 49.559'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 29' 7.50" N, 75° 49' 33.54" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-315 County Hwy 256, Vienna MD 21869, US
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