The Lower Eastern Shore
The City of
and Seafood Capital of the World
Located on the Chesapeake Bay off Tangier Sound near
the mouth of the Annemessex River, and the bordered to the south by
the Pocomoke River, Crisfield has long been referred to as "The
Capital of the World."
For nearly three centuries the area now called
"Crisfield" has been famous for its seafood - especially its
Maryland Blue Crab
and Oysters, its watermen, its natural beauty and its sense of
community built on a common faith and deep roots. It's a
waterfront hamlet with a "home town" feel and a Mecca for travelers
anxious to experience water recreation, ecological wonders and
friendly people and some of the best seafood in the country.
There are few towns in the State of Maryland that have
retained their cultural heritage as Crisfield has. That culture
is still reflected in the buildings, streetscapes, residential
communities, churches, landscape and the faces of the people that live
and work in the Crisfield area.
overflows with attractions and amenities, yet still keeps a quiet
rural charm and a home-town feel.
There are two Universities, a
Community College, a Professional Baseball Team (the Delmarva Shore
Birds), 3 State Parks, several shopping malls, and over 20 museums
that uncover and interpret the culture and heritage of the Lower
Attractions include Golfing, hiking,
biking, bird-watching, swimming, fishing, boating, shopping, and
site-seeing. The links below will show just a few of the
attractions and amenities the Lower Shore has to offer
- Crisfield is the southern-most town in the State
of Maryland, located in Somerset County on the Eastern Shore of
the Chesapeake Bay.
- Population: 2723 (city)
- Median Age: 37
- Climate - Temperate but seasonal
- Total Land Area = 3 sq. miles, 1.6 of those
square miles is land and 1.4 is water. The surface area of the
town is 46.36% water.
Links to more Information on
Crisfield a Short History
The City of Crisfield Website
Crisfield Area Chamber of
on Maryland's Lower Shore