East New Market Historic DistrictDuring the second half of the seventeenth century, a small village in northern Dorchester County, originally inhabited by Indians, was colonized and the town presently known as Historic East New Market was established. The East New Market historic district was entered in the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1975.
The unique aspects of history, architecture and the visual landscape of East New Market creates a very strong identity for this Eastern Shore crossroads town. In conjunction with the federal and state regulations, the Town Council and the town Zoning Code Enforcer, the Historic District Commission has set out a process that allows new development only in the parameters that foster strong protection and enhancement of historic resources, thus preserving the extraordinary visual character and uniqueness of the town.Any new development adheres to a set of Design Guidelines, which sets out to preserve the visual landscape while maintaining the strong identity of the town. This is accomplished by taking into consideration landscape, topography, building height, roof form, material and architectural details. The Town of East New Market believes that the survival of our cultural heritage depends not only on the effectiveness of Federal and State regulations, but on the strength of individuals, the local historic preservation commission, the local zoning authorities and the local governing body.
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Please visit the following links to experience a bit of the heritage that lives on
in some of the historic places in East New Market.
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Rural Development Center - University of Maryland Eastern Shore