Unearthing Denton’s History: The Archaeological Dig at Barwick’s Ordinary and Beyond

Unearthing Denton’s History: The Archaeological Dig at Barwick’s Ordinary and Beyond

Over the past several years, Washington College’s archeology students have spent their summers in Denton, studying the site of the long-forgotten Barwick’s Ordinary, which operated between 1763 to 1783. In late-18th-century terms, an “Ordinary” refers to a...

Stretching 1875 onto 2021

1875.  Take another look.  In 1875, Caroline County Surveyor John B. Isler published an offical map of the county “by an Act of Congress”.  Ten years ago, we found a ragged paper copy of the Isler map at the Denton public library, scanned it, and published...

USGS does the Shore

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) started printing beautiful paper maps of the American West in the 1860s.   Then worked its way east until it finally got to: Those are the USGS topo map quadrants that cover the Choptank River watershed (1:62500 scale).   USGS is...
Check in @1875

Check in @1875

The 1875 and 1897 maps of Caroline County show where hotels, stores and shops, churches, fairgrounds, and many other kinds of places were located over 100 years ago. After you check-in, look for the View larger map link where you can check-on and check-off the 1875...

River Heritage in TweetView

Mapper Eric Fischer has created the most detailed tweet map ever.  Six billion tweets over 3.5 years – worldwide: What does the map look like closer to home?   Zoom in here and look around: Zoomed out, it looks like a population density map.  Like a census map...