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Salisbury - Wicomico River
Salisbury - Wicomico River
Salisbury - Wicomico River
Salisbury - Wicomico River
Salisbury - Wicomico River at the Lemmon Hill areaF.A. Grier & Sons machine shop/Salisbury Foundry, about 1900
Salisbury - Wicomico River Boat Landing
Salisbury - Wicomico Sheriff and men, 1922Sheriff John N. Farlaw and his men, with a confiscated still in Salisbury
Salisbury - Wicomico Sheriff W.W. Larmore
Salisbury - Wicomico Sheriff William S. Moore
Salisbury Armory
Salisbury Harbor - Wicomico River
Salisbury, around 1860
Shad Point - Cherry Hillon the Wicomico River near Salisbury, about 1910
Sharptown - B C & A (Baltimore, Chesapeake, & Atlantic Railway) PierShown is the steamer Tangier at the wharf, waiting to load the watermelons being brought by wagon by farmers.
Smith Island - Tylerton Mail Boat
Smith Island Scene
Snow Hill - Mt. Zion One-Room SchoolhouseThe Mt. Zion One Room School House, formerly located on Ironshire Street in Snow Hill, was built in 1869 at Mt. Zion near Whiton and used as a school until 1931. The building was moved near the high school in Snow Hill in 1959 and then to Furnace Town in 2016.
Snow Hill - Nassawango Iron FurnaceThe Nassawango Iron Furnace was erected in 1830 by the Maryland Iron Company to smelt iron from the bog ore formations in the immediate vicinity. It is the only furnace in Maryland ever to make extensive use of bog ore. It operated only until 1849, and was reported to be in dilapidated condition by 1859.
Snow Hill - Nassawango Iron Furnace HAER Information
Snow Hill - Nassawango Iron Furnace HAER Information (page 2)
Snow Hill Fire Department Engines
Tyaskin - Beaudleyon Jesterville Road in Tyaskin. Initially built by George Dashiell Walter around 1795, the story-and-a-half, side hall/double-pile main block extends to the rear with a mid nineteenth century single-story hyphen that joins a slightly taller single story kitchen erected around 1810.
Tyaskin - Betsy J. Messick HitchElizabeth Jane Messick, b. 16 Sep 1831, Worcester County, MD
dau. of Ebenezer and Nancy (Johnson) Messick
m. Thomas James Hitch 9 Jan 1856 and lived in Somerset (now Tyaskin, Wicomico) County
Tyaskin - CemTrek 1998This photo shows the whole group of CemTrekkers, left to right, Paul Willing, Fred Abendschein, Jill Pevear, Ralph Willing, Margaret Robinson, Shari Handley and Nancy Kolasinski.
Tyaskin - Charles Venables Hughes family
Tyaskin - F.B. Culver StoreThe store was built around 1870-80 and was known as Covington & Culver during the late 19th century. In addition to the mercantile business, Covington & Culver also owned a sawmill and canning operation, as well as several bugeyes that worked the Chesapeake Bay. The store was torn down in the 1970s or 1980s.
Tyaskin - Grave of Sarah HughesThis may be the oldest gravestone in Wicomico County. It is located in the cemetery of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Tyaskin.
Tyaskin - St. Mary's Episcopal ChurchThe organization of a separate Episcopal congregation independent of Green Hill and St. Paul's dates to the last decades of the 18th century. A frame chapel stood on this site by 1796-98 and soon became a local landmark and point of reference for area descriptions. The chapel is referred to in several entries in the Federal Direct tax assessment levied in 1798. The late eighteenth century chapel burned in 1834, and it was not replaced by the current building (shown here) until eleven years later, in 1845.
Tyaskin District, 1865
Tyaskin Methodist Church
Upper Fairmount - Fairmount AcademyAlso known as the Potato Neck School, Fairmount Academy was constructed between 1860 and 1867 to serve as a public school for the Potato Neck District
Wenona - Deal Island Boys, 1940Ernest Prettyman "Skiggs" Hoffman, age 15, and Harvey William Horseman, age 12. Both were sons of Deal Island watermen.
Wenona - Deal Island Waterman, 1940Edward T. "Eddie" Corbett
Wenona - Deal Island Waterman, 1940Holly Abbott
Wenona - Deal Island Waterman, 1940Edward T. "Eddie" Corbett
Wenona - W.D. Webster Store, 1940Walter D. "Dick" Webster, born in 1878, had a store and boarding house in Wenona and ran fishing charters. He died in 1948.
Westover - Kingston Hall(1) Kingston Hall, on Old Westover Marion Road on the Big Annamessex River at the Head of Kings Creek, was built by Thomas King, son of Col. Robert King, in the 1780s. He left it to his daughter, Elizabeth Barnes King, who married Col. Henry James Carroll and had two sons, Charles Cecilius Carroll and Thomas King Carroll.

The property passed to Thomas King Carroll. In 1829 he was elected governor of Maryland and later appointed as Chief Naval Officer for the Port of Baltimore by President Zachary Taylor. His oldest child, Anna Ella Carroll (b 1815) was educated as if she were the family’s firstborn son. (continued next photo)
Westover - Kingston Hall today(2) By the time she finished college, the family and Kingston Hall were in financial distress. She tried to help by opening a girls' school. Due to debts incurred by previous generations of the family, the Carrolls lost Kingston Hall to foreclosure in 1837.

Despite that, Anna Ella Carroll became influential in national politics, even advising President Abraham Lincoln. She was a publicist and a lobbyist, developed the Tennessee River Plan, and was well known for her writing. Because of the era in which she was born, much of her work wasn’t recognized until long after she died in 1894.

John W. Dennis bought Kingston Hall after its foreclosure, and it passed down to John Upshur Dennis, who served as a judge of the Supreme Court of Baltimore
Wetipquin - Long HillThe ancestral home of the Dashiell family, lying on the north bank of the Wetipquin Creek in Wicomico County, is shown in this photo in its current, happily restored, condition.
Wetipquin - Mezick's Church or Meeting House, aka Wetipquin ChapelBuilt between 1825 and 1827
Wetipquin - Mezick's Meeting House
Wetipquin - Mezick's Meeting House
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