A Show of Wealth

A Show of Wealth (HMQNE)

Location: Salisbury, MD 21801 Wicomico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 20.833', W 75° 38.65'

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Pemberton Plantation Historic Trail

Isaac 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.

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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 ByWicomico County Parks & Tourism, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 10:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 443711 N 4244536
Decimal Degrees38.34721667, -75.64416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 20.833', W 75° 38.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 20' 49.98" N, 75° 38' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)410, 302, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5595 Plantation Ln, Salisbury MD 21801, US
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