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Somerset Images: Three Centuries of Building Traditions. Somerset County, MD: Somerset County Historical Trust, 1984.
Touart, Paul Baker. Somerset: An Architectural History. Crownsville, MD: Maryland Historical Trust, 1990.
West, Mark. "The Teackle Mansion." Chesapeake Bay Magazine 18 (October 1988): 86-89.
Earle, Swepson. The Chesapeake Bay Country. Baltimore: Thomsen-Ellis Company, 1923.
Annotation / Notes: Divided into three regions -- southeastern Maryland, Upper Bay, and the Eastern Shore, this work includes a history for each, written by five noted authors, followed by a description of the counties in each, along with places of interest and the people of these places. The histories of the areas places special emphasis on major houses and genealogy of the owners. It is nicely illustrated with contemporary photographs, which nearly 80 years later serve as historic images. There are four pages of interesting photos of African Americans.
Reps, John. Tidewater Towns: City Planning in Colonial Virginia and Maryland. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1972.
Annotation / Notes: Early towns did not generally spring out of nowhere. Town planning was common and an important part of Chesapeake Maryland's colonial history. The government played an active role in the founding and formation of towns. Annapolis and the District of Columbia were unique in that their plans did not resemble those common amongst other English colonies.
Varner, Lynne K. "The Forgotten Town of Oriole." Maryland 23 (Summer 1991): 20-25.
Annotation / Notes: Oriole was once a prosperous Methodist black community whose inhabitants were farmers and watermen. The few remaining residents of Oriole are hoping to revitalize the community through the preservation of St. James Church, once a cornerstone of the community.
Wilson, Woodrow T. Crisfield, Maryland, 1676-1976. Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1977.
Annotation / Notes: A scrapbook conglomeration of information on Crisfield, its peoples, and the nearby island communities and the town of Marion. Written for the American Bicentennial there is a great deal of emphasis placed on the town's celebration, including special projects and the time capsule. Heavy in genealogical information, it also includes brief histories of local businesses and photographs of major Somerset County historic houses.
Wilstach, Paul. Tidewater Maryland. Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931.
Annotation / Notes: A narrative history of those Maryland counties, all but seven of the twenty-three, touched by saltwater, arranged by theme and locale. There is a great deal of emphasis on the founding of towns and important personages, a wide variety of subjects are covered.
Carmean, Beth. "The Origins of Beckford House." Shoreline, 18 (October/November 2011): 1, 2.