Category Archives: Cemeteries

Flagrant self-promotion

It seems a bit strange pushing this on anyone reading this, but recently I was interviewed for WSCL, the public radio station at Salisbury University, on the subject of my first book, “‘Round the Pond,’ the Georgetown Neighborhood of Salisbury, … Continue reading

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Where are the Potter’s Fields?

Where are the Potter’s Fields? Salisbury’s Potter’s Field is a triangular shaped piece of property wedged between Alt. Route 50, Commerce Street (once called Cemetery Street) and Arby’s parking lot, just east of the railroad tracks.  It has long been … Continue reading

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Quantico’s Hidden Cemetery

This cemetery of Quantico, Wicomico County, Maryland, was briefly mentioned earlier but here it is described in more detail.  I do not know how or if family members nowadays can access cemetery unless by foot.  The dirt drive to it … Continue reading

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Dorchester County: two lost churches

About 1997 I took photos of two churches in Dorchester County, Maryland.  The two churches are now gone.  The first is of the former Ebenezer AME Church on Asquith Island Road at Crapo.  I did not see a cemetery, but … Continue reading

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Bayneum: minister, upholsterer and mortician

Sylvia Bradley from Salisbury University years ago told me that black undertakers had a unique and important role in communities, particularly during the history of segregation.  She told me they were often the only ones in their communities with ready … Continue reading

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Thanks, Brice Stump

Years ago Brice Stump, columnist for The Daily Times of Salisbury, Maryland, wrote a series of articles about neighborhoods and communities all over Delmarva.  Every chance I got, I tried to clip those articles, particularly ones related to Delmarva’s African … Continue reading

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Three Remote Cemeteries

I may later go into more depth of the history of these cemeteries, but I want to introduce them and perhaps others can tell me if they are in the same condition as I saw them about a decade or … Continue reading

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