Haunted Cambridge Maryland

October 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Seeking Spirits from Long Ago in Haunted and Historic Cambridge, Maryland 

 

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Historic Cambridge, Maryland is located in Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Situated on the mighty Choptank River, Cambridge was originally inhabited by the Choptank Native American tribe. In 1684, wealthy European landowners moved in and built tobacco plantations.  This created tension and violence with the Choptank Native American tribe who were ultimately displaced. The plantation owners imported slaves from Africa to work the plantations until 1864 when Maryland ended slavery.

In Cambridge you can still find reminders of the slave trade. Slave auctions took place outside the Dorchester County Courthouse. At the top of the hill, under a large tree I discovered a portion of the original slave block. Slaves would’ve stood on the top of the hill while being auctioned off to buyers below. This same area was also used for public executions. While visiting here I could feel the angst and tension as I explored the area. There are still a lot of souls at unrest here. 

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Haunted Dorchester County Courthouse Cambridge Maryland LaRocca-19-EditHaunted Dorchester County Courthouse Cambridge Maryland LaRocca-19-EditHaunted and historic Dorchester County Courthouse in Cambridge, Maryland. Site of slave auctions and public executions. Haunted Dorchester County Courthouse Cambridge Maryland LaRocca-19-EditHaunted Dorchester County Courthouse Cambridge Maryland LaRocca-19-EditHaunted and historic Dorchester County Courthouse in Cambridge, Maryland. Site of slave auctions and public executions at the top of the hill under the trees. Haunted Dorchester County Courthouse Cambridge Maryland LaRocca-19-EditHaunted Dorchester County Courthouse Cambridge Maryland LaRocca-19-EditSlave block on top of hill outside the Dorchester County Courthouse in Cambridge, Maryland. Site of slave auctions and public executions.


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