Located in Worcester County on Maryland’s Delmarva Peninsula, Berlin is a small cool town community surrounded by farmland and just a few minutes’ drive to Ocean City attractions that enlighten good times and childhood memories! He’s home to approximately 4,500 year-round residents!
Berlin, Maryland is a much sought-after area due to its rich history, culture, and the town’s beautiful historic setting! Locals know the birthplace is from the 19th Century naval hero … Stephen Decatur, whose name is placed on the Worcester County’s Largest Blue Ribbon High School!
Colonial settlers, along with Assateague and Pocomoke Indians, settled the village in the 1790s. It was formally incorporated following the Civil War in 1868. Even back then, Berlin was popular amongst travelers who were seeking accommodations near the hunting and fishing opportunities of the Maryland coastline, which local residents continue to enjoy today!
It’s believed that the town name was derived from the Burleigh Inn, situated at the corner of Philadelphia Post Road and Sinepuxent Road – modern day South Main Street and Tripoli Street. It’s believed that “Berlin” is a contraction of the two words – “Burleigh Inn.”
The tree-lined streets have a unique charming appeal with its vast array of different varieties, including sycamore trees, fragrant magnolia trees, tulip poplars, ginko trees and bald cypress trees. Berlin is also home to nearly 50 historic buildings that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. These historic structures feature three distinctive styles from the Federal 20th Century and the Victorian building styles.
Many may not be familiar that the town center was featured in the 1999 film, Runaway Bride, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. The film shot a number of scenes in the Berlin town center, which was referred to as the fictional town of Hale, the hometown of Julia Roberts’ character, “Maggie.”
Berlin was also featured on the silver screen a few years later, in 2001, when the town was cast as the fictional community of “Tree Gap,” in the film Tuck Everlasting. Starring Ben Kingsley, Sissy Spacek and William Hurt, Tuck Everlasting featured a turn-of-the-century version of Berlin, complete with dirt roads, period costumes and plenty of horse-drawn carriages.
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