|Elevation||1 m (3 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||410, 443, and 667|
|GNIS feature ID||591450|
Tylerton is an unincorporated community located on Smith Island in Somerset County, Maryland, United States. To get to Tylerton, board the 'Capt'n Jason II' at Crisfield, Maryland for a 12-mile ride. It is a waterman village of 50 residents that is separated from the rest of Smith Island, making it very remote. Activities on this island include walking, running, fishing, boating, crabbing, biking, canoeing, and kayaking. One of the main attractions in this community is the Inn of Silent Music, which is located on Tylerton Road. The Drum Point Market, located on Center Street it sells beverages, homemade Smith Island cakes, homemade Crab cakes and other Chesapeake Bay specialties. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Smith Island Study Center is located on Back ST of Tylerton.
History and language
A notable feature of the island is the local dialect which is like the dialects of the West Country of England and the dialect of Cornwall. The dialect contains some relict features indicative of its origins. This dialect is like the Ocracoke Brogue, sometimes referred to as the Outer Banks Brogue.
- "Tylerton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
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- Scheller, William G. (March 12, 2000). "Island of Calm". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
- Do You Speak American? by Robert MacNeil, William Cran, Robert McCrum. Page 35 Random House, Inc., 2005 ISBN 0-385-51198-1
- The North Carolina Language and Life Project Smith Island, MD. Accessed October 11, 2007
- Do You Speak American? by Robert MacNeil, William Cran, Robert McCrum. Page 34 Random House, Inc., 2005 ISBN 0-385-51198-1
- Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks by Walt Wolfram, Natalie Schilling-Estes, Page 156, UNC Press, 1997 ISBN 0-8078-4626-0
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- Inn of Silent Music website
- Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Smith Island Study Center website
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