Pemberton Plantation Historic TrailIsaac Handy designed Pemberton Hall to impress his neighbors. At the time, over 90 percent of people in the Chesapeake region lived in small, low, clapboard houses, about half the size of the Great Room of Pemberton Hall. Building a brick, gambrel-roofed house was a way for Isaac Handy to signal his wealth and his status in society. In the 18th century, outbuildings surrounded Pemberton Hall. Historical research and archaeological evidence show that the plantation once included a cook house, stable, milk house, corn house, tan house, barn, bark house and slave quarters. The "dependencies" are being reconstructed to replicate the working plantation.
Shingles, beams, bricks, and hardware for construction were made on the plantation. Completed in 1741, Pemberton Hall was a grand structure for its place and time.
|Placed By||Wicomico County Parks & Tourism, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 10:37am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 443711 N 4244536|
|Decimal Degrees||38.34721667, -75.64416667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 20.833', W 75° 38.65'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 20' 49.98" N, 75° 38' 39.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||410, 302, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5595 Plantation Ln, Salisbury MD 21801, US|
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