Dorchester County High Point Trip Report

57 ft*1

Author: Glenn Bock

Area Location: Johnson Road, 2.5 miles East of Willamsburg

Maps: Federalsburg Quad DeLorme 43

Route: From Federalsburg Travel west along route 318 (Preston - Federalsburg Road) The area is very spread out and the "HighPoint" is somewhere in the fields amongst the barn structures spread out over at least an area 1/2 mile square. A winter trip might show the local high point better.

Historical/Cultural Areas -

County Tourism: 410-228-1000 or 800-522-TOUR
East Market Walking Tours: MD 331
Woodland Ferry, operated by DOT, free ferry year round.
Hours Sunrise-Sunset, (Winter 730am-530pm) Closed for Maintenance Thursdays 10am-noon.

US History in the County: The first automobile trucking service by railroad to Salisbury and Tyaskin begun January 8, 1923.

Camping -

Tuckahoe State Park, 71 sites, 13070 Crouse Mill Rd., Queen Anne, MD, 21657, 410-634-2810
Marinak State Park, 60 sites, 137 Deep Shore Rd, Denton, MD, 21619, 410-479-1619
Trap Pond State Park, R.R. 2 Box 331, Laurel, DE, 19956, campground (302) 875-2392

Historical Notes: The exact date of establishment of Dorchester County is unknown, but records indicate there was a county government in 1668. Dorchester is named for the Earl of Dorchester (or Dorset), a family friend of the Calverts.

Description of HighPoint: This "area" HighPoint is somewhere in a very large space. A winter trip will probably unearth the highest "point".

*1More research is needed due to an inability to find "one unnamed area 3500' east of Hynson at a elevation of 60+ feet" on the Federalsburg Quad map. After considerable searching the area cannot be found. (Info from Andy Martin & Fred Lobdell.)