Public Landing, Maryland

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Public Landing, Maryland
Unincorporated community
Public Landing is located in Maryland
Public Landing
Public Landing
Coordinates: 38°08′56″N 75°17′15″W / 38.14889°N 75.28750°W / 38.14889; -75.28750Coordinates: 38°08′56″N 75°17′15″W / 38.14889°N 75.28750°W / 38.14889; -75.28750
Country United States
State Maryland
County Worcester
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21863
Area code(s) 410, 443, and 667
GNIS feature ID 586719[1]

Public Landing is a small unincorporated community 6.5 miles (10 km) east of Snow Hill in Worcester County, Maryland. Public Landing is located on Chincoteague Bay, at the end of Maryland Route 365.

Public Landing enjoyed great popularity during the 1920s and early 1930s, when rides, a bowling alley, and other amusements were open, and the shallowness of Chincoteague Bay permitted public bathing. However, a large hurricane in 1933 destroyed Public Landing's waterfront. Although a pier was rebuilt, and public bathing continued, Public Landing's heyday as a waterfront destination was overtaken by Ocean City.[2][3]

Mansion House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Public Landing". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Touart, Paul Baker, Along the Seaboard Side: The Architectural History of Worcester County, Maryland (1994).
  3. ^ Burgoyne, Mindie, Images of America: Snow Hill (2006). Some photographs of Public Landing are available here.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.