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Early Platt Map of East New Market
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East New Market Historic District
During the second half of the seventeenth century, a small village in northern Dorchester County, originally inhabited by Indians, was colonized and the town presently known as Historic East New Market was established. The East New Market historic district was entered in the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1975.

The unique aspects of history, architecture and the visual landscape of East New Market creates a very strong identity for this Eastern Shore crossroads town. In conjunction with the federal and state regulations, the Town Council and the town Zoning Code Enforcer, the Historic District Commission has set out a process that allows new development only in the parameters that foster strong protection and enhancement of historic resources, thus preserving the extraordinary visual character and uniqueness of the town.

Any new development adheres to a set of Design Guidelines, which sets out to preserve the visual landscape while maintaining the strong identity of the town. This is accomplished by taking into consideration landscape, topography, building height, roof form, material and architectural details. The Town of East New Market believes that the survival of our cultural heritage depends not only on the effectiveness of Federal and State regulations, but on the strength of individuals, the local historic preservation commission, the local zoning authorities and the local governing body.

Access Some Of Our Historic Maps:
  • Early Platt Map of East New Market (Printable PDF)
  • East New Market - 1922 Platt Map - Page 1 (Printable PDF)
  • East New Market - 1922 Platt Map - Page 2 (Printable PDF)



    Please visit the following links to experience a bit of the heritage that lives on
    in some of the historic places in East New Market.

    Historic Homes of East New Market:
  • Buckland
  • Dafflin-Mitchell House
  • Edmondson House
  • Friendship Hall
  • New Market House

    Other Historic Structures:
  • Houses of Worship
  • Public Places & Schools

    More Historical Information On Our Town:
  • East New Market - A Brief History
  • Our Historic District
  • Meet The People


  • Some information on these pages has been provided from the notes of Marc Bramble.

    Some information on these pages was found in:
    "Between The Nanticoke and the Choptank - An Architectural History of Dorchester County, Maryland;" Edited by Christopher Weeks, with contributions by Michael O. Bourne, Geoffrey Henry, Catherine Moore, Calvin Mowbray, M. Fred Tidwell.
    Published in 1984 by The Johns Hopkins University Press and The Maryland Historical Trust


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