John Barth

John Barth (HM255W)

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

N 38° 34.264', W 76° 4.546'

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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, Whitey's Candyland, on Race Street, and played drums in a jazz combo that included his twin sister, Jill, on piano. Barth attended East Cambridge Elementary School and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1947.

"It was my happy fate to be born and raised in the town where 'the real Eastern Shore begins.' For decades, Cambridge and its tidal waters have nourished my writing: Long may they ebb and flow!" - John Barth
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HM NumberHM255W
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Date Added Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 406286 N 4269727
Decimal Degrees38.57106667, -76.07576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.264', W 76° 4.546'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 15.84" N, 76° 4' 32.76" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-303 Gay St, Cambridge MD 21613, US
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