Maryland's Eastern Shore
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Come home to the Eastern Shore
More than Just a vacation getaway. The Eastern Shore of Maryland lies predominantly on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay and consists of nine counties. Just under 8 percent of Marylanders live in the region. It’s a place known for farmland and waterfront homes, steamed crabs and sweet corn. On weekends during the warmer months, the populations grows exponentially as people from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis and more make their way to the shore to spend a weekend in peace.
Easton, Maryland, "the 8th Best Small Town in America" is an arts and cultural center with a population 16,500+ individuals who love living in a small town that offers the best of many worlds: access to large metropolitan areas like Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington, and Wilmington; good health care from a strong local hospital and medical community; casual and gourmet dining; shopping for all budgets from collectibles to fine antiques; eclectic art galleries; numerous public golf courses; the splendid Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in their backyard for sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and crabbing; an historic Town Center with Colonial and Victorian architecture; and an active local community that welcomes new ideas and enthusiasm.
For history buffs, the town of St Michaels dates back to the mid-1600s when it served as a trading post for area tobacco farmers and trappers. In 1677 the Christ Episcopal Church of St Michael Archangel parish was founded in present day St. Michaels. In 1778 a British land agent, James Braddock, purchased 20 acres and deeded 58 lots. This created St. Mary's Square, the historic center of St. Michaels. To this day, this charming seaside resort town reflects its colonial past, as many of the area's homes date from the late 1700s to the late 1800s.
This authentic, historic waterfront community, rich in colonial heritage and maritime traditions, celebrates its 330th Anniversary in 2014.Cambridge features a brick paved street for strolling through the historic district to parks, marina, museums, and a lighthouse on the water.
The downtown has a variety of unique boutiques, galleries, entertainment venues and studios in the shopping and arts districts. Fabulous dining ranges from casual Chesapeake Bay, Italian, Irish, and French cuisine to a wood fired eatery. The waterfront cafes are perfect on a sunny day or at sunset.
The City of Cambridge, situated on the Chesapeake peninsula on Maryland's Eastern Shore, is an easy drive from the metropolitan areas of Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis, Philadelphia, Norfolk and Richmond.
Denton, the seat of Caroline County, is steeped in history. The Town began as a tiny settlement on the Choptank River about 1781. It quickly became a trade center for a fairly wide agricultural area. In the days when commerce between the Eastern Shore and Baltimore was chiefly by water, Denton Wharf on the Choptank River was a busy loading point. Today, Denton still welcomes commerce. Located on the river, the charming town is a perfect place to live and work. Come see our “treasures”, relax and enjoy shopping and dining in our downtown.
The birth of Queenstown in Queen Anne’s County took place in 1707, and at that time was named “Queen Anne’s Towne”. In 1710 the name was changed to “Queen’s Towne” and many years later the “e” was dropped and it became one word. Both Queenstown and Queen Anne’s County were named after “Good Queen Anne” of England. Queenstown was the home of the first County seat in 1707, and in 1708 the original Courthouse was built. The County seat remained here from 1707-1782, at which time it was moved to Centreville.