DescriptionSettled along the Pocomoke River in 1642, Snow Hill grew into a port town and was made a British royal port in 1694. Warehouses, shipbuilding shops and other businesses sprang up to support the expanding trade, and the town was named the Worcester County seat in 1742. Growth continued despite the decreased national reliance upon water transportation. Snow Hill still is the county seat, but commerce now centers on the agricultural interests that spawned the town.
Visitor InfoWorcester County Tourism 104 W. Market St. SNOW HILL, MD 21863. Phone:(410)632-3110 or (800)852-0335
Self-guiding toursA walking tour brochure of the historic area is available from the tourism office, from Town Hall (on the corner of Green and Bank streets) or from the Julia A. Purnell Museum at 208 W. Market St.; phone (410) 632-0515.
Things to SeeFurnace Town Living Heritage Museum