Tolchester Beach, Maryland

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Tolchester Beach, Maryland
Unincorporated community
Tolchester Beach is located in Maryland
Tolchester Beach
Tolchester Beach
Tolchester Beach is located in the US
Tolchester Beach
Tolchester Beach
Coordinates: 39°12′51″N 76°14′41″W / 39.21417°N 76.24472°W / 39.21417; -76.24472Coordinates: 39°12′51″N 76°14′41″W / 39.21417°N 76.24472°W / 39.21417; -76.24472
Country United States
State Maryland
County Kent
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21620
Area code(s) 410, 443, and 667
GNIS feature ID 595098[1]

Tolchester Beach is an unincorporated community located on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Kent County, Maryland. Established in 1877, it was formerly a popular resort.[2][3][4] It is located just north of Rock Hall, Maryland. The resort was closed in 1962.[5]

In the late 1800s, Tolchester Beach was a popular tourist destination for residents of Baltimore and other areas served by the Chesapeake Bay steamships.[3] The beach had hotels, restaurants, and games, picnics, horse-racing and an amusement park with a merry-go-round and a roller coaster.[3]

Some of the steamships that served Tolchester Beach were the Emma Giles[6] and Louise.[3]


  1. ^ "Tolchester Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Tolchester Beach". Maryland Online Encyclopedia. 2005. Archived from the original on September 26, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b c d Cowan, Katherine (November 1999). "Tolchester Photograph Collection, ca. 1883-1925". Prints and Photographs Division of the Maryland Historical Society Library. 
  4. ^ Milt Diggins. "Cecil County, The Tolchester Beach Improvement Company, and the end of the Steamboat Era". Archived from the original on April 14, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Tolchester Beach Revisited Museum". The Mainstay. 2007. 
  6. ^ Keith, Robert C. (2005). Baltimore Harbor: A Pictorial History. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 60–61. ISBN 978-0801879807. 

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