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Lower Marlboro

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Lower Marlboro represents the once commonplace wharf communities that formed along the Western Shore for the shipment of tobacco and other produce from local farms. It was established in 1706 and by the mid-eighteenth century encompassed warehouses, a tavern, stores, mills, and other structures. Although much of the town was burned by the British during the War of 1812, it later rallied and by the mid-nineteenth century was once again one of the county’s most bustling wharf villages. It then encompassed mills, a cannery, boatwright and blacksmith shops, and other businesses, serving steamboats for shipment of goods to Baltimore.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie

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