The Great Salisbury Fire

The Great Salisbury Fire (HM1ZJ)

Location: Salisbury, MD 21801 Wicomico County
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N 38° 21.931', W 75° 36.032'

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On October 17, 1886 a small fire was discovered at Toadvine's Livery Stable on Dock Street, now Market Street. Fire spread very rapidly and eventually consumed 200 buildings including most of the commerical district. Soon after the fire began, Salisbury requested assistance from the other towns on the shore. Crisfield, Pokomoke City and Wilminton loaded their fire department steamers on special railroad trains and sent them to Salisbury's aid. The fire was brought under control on October 18, 1886, 17 hours after it began. Twenty-two acres in the center of Salisbury were consumed and only through the valiant efforts of the neighboring towns was the present county courthouse saved.
HM NumberHM1ZJ
Placed ByTony Tank Tribe 149 of the Improved Order of Red Men, Salisbury Fire Department, Firemen's Historical Foundation of Delmarva
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 11:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 447537 N 4246541
Decimal Degrees38.36551667, -75.60053333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 21.931', W 75° 36.032'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 21' 55.86" N, 75° 36' 1.92" W
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Area Code(s)410, 302, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-121 N Division St, Salisbury MD 21801, US
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