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The town of Berlin on Maryland's Eastern Shore was founded on a 300acre tract of land called Burley, part of a land grant to Col. William Stevens that was surveyed in 1677. The town developed on the crossroads of the Sinepuxent Road, going east toward the Atlantic coast and the Philadelphia Post Road, and derived its name from the contraction of Burley Inn, a roadside inn at this popular crossroads. One of Berlin's famous locals was United States naval hero Stephen Decatur, who was born on farm property within the surrounding area in 1779. Today Berlin's Main Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the town has received national attention by having been featured in both Paramount Pictures' Runaway Bride (1999) and Disney's Tuck Everlasting (2002) films.
ISBN: 9780738544250
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Drawing on the holdings of the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum and on private collections, the Berlin History Foundation, Inc., under the direction of Susan Taylor, has compiled a history of this 330yearold settlement. This volume presents highlights from Berlin's Colonial past, through its rich agricultural heritage, to its leading role in preserving its architectural integrity while serving as a destination for visitors to nearby Ocean City, Maryland.