Maryland honors families that have owned and operated the same farm for 100+ years.

The Maryland Century Farm Program was established in 1994 to recognize farms that have been in the same family for 100 years or more.

Since the Century Farm Program began, 200 farms have received the Century Farm designation.  In the Mid-Shore counties of the Choptank River watershed, 71 farms and families have been so recognized and honored.

Read more about Maryland’s Century Farm program and meet the Mid-Shore Farms and Families  who were honored in 2021.

Stand in the Place

Century Farms in Century-Old Maps

Visit the Century Farm Heritage Map embedded below, or here.


Turn on layers for historic maps of Caroline County in 1875 and 1897, and USGS Topographic maps of the Mid-Shore region from 1880 through 1940 and later.