The Wilderness (Trappe, Maryland)

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The Wilderness
The Wilderness (Trappe, Maryland) is located in Maryland
The Wilderness (Trappe, Maryland)
Nearest city Trappe, Maryland
Coordinates 38°38′22″N 76°8′12″W / 38.63944°N 76.13667°W / 38.63944; -76.13667Coordinates: 38°38′22″N 76°8′12″W / 38.63944°N 76.13667°W / 38.63944; -76.13667
Built 1785
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74000971 [1]
Added to NRHP July 25, 1974

The Wilderness, or High Banks, is a historic home at Matthews, Talbot County, Maryland, United States. It overlooks the Choptank River and was constructed in two periods. The smaller 2 12-story, four-bay-long brick structure is attributed to the 1780-90 period, and the larger portion is in Flemish bond brick and dates to around 1815. Also on the property are two early outbuildings, a smokehouse, and dairy. It was the home of Daniel Martin, the 20th Governor of Maryland.[2]

The Wilderness was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". National Register of Historic Places: The Wilderness. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-10-05. 

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