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Historic House For Sale on the Eastern Shore of
History of the Vance Miles House
This house was built in 1892 on a tract of land owned the
Miles family, one of the original Thirty-Four families of the Crisfield
area. The Vance Miles house was the first dwelling
to be built on Marion Station's famous "Millionaire Row." (what is now Charles Cannon Road). The road
was named "Millionaire Row" after the turn of the
century when the Marion economy was booming due to the agricultural
trade. The strawberry and seafood barons built large Victorian
houses all along this road leading to Colbourne Creek. This
house was the first built and is situated on "Parcel 1"
and was first occupied by the Vance Miles family..
According to the 1930 census, Vance Miles was a farmer and a
businessman. He and his wife, Lillian had three children and
raised them all in this house. Vance and his family are
pictured above on the front steps of the house. This picture
(courtesy of Ben Stevens) was taken in 1924.
Vance Miles died in 1950 and several years later the house was
sold to the Green family who occupied it for less than ten
years. The Williams family bought the house in the early
sixties and lived in it until 2002 when the current owners purchased
The three families that owned the has over the past one hundred-ten
years took great care of the home, its interior and the