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C.V. Starr Center for the


Study of the American Experience

Eastern Shore

“Heaven & earth never agreed better to frame a place for man’s habitation; were it fully manured and inhabited by industrious people. Here are mountaines, hil[l]s, plaines, valleyes, rivers, and brookes, all running most pleasantly into a faire Bay, compassed but for the mouth, with fruitfull and delightsome land.” — John Smith

The Eastern Shore is in the Atlantic Coastal Plain region, between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and is part of the Delmarva Peninsula. It is mostly flat farmland where wheat, corn, tomatoes and other crops grow, and where poultry and cattle are raised. Discover this region’s many historic and natural landmarks by bicycling or driving on the quiet country roads, or explore the rivers, creeks, inlets and bays by boat. The fresh fish, crabs and oysters found here give both residents and visitors something to look forward to all year. 

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Eastern Shore Manuscripts at Maryland Historical Society

Historical Society of Talbot County

Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture

Talbot County Library Maryland Room

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