Waterloo Farm

Lower Choptank River Historic Site

Dates

1848-Present

Other Names

None

River

Lower Choptank

Mile

18.1

County

Dorchester

Cultural Resources:  River front historic house.

Waterloo Farm is located near the end of Goose Creek Road, on the east side of Choptank River, Dorchester County, on the north entrance to Indian Creek.  Waterloo Farmhouse was built in 1848 (possibly earlier) by Captain Thomas Benjamin Sherman on land belonging to the Sherman family since before the American Revolution.  Captain Sherman lived here from 1848 until 1885 and operated a packet steamship line between Baltimore and the Eastern Shore; possibly called the Sherman Steamboat Company.  The Dorchester wharf was located on his property (see Sherman Landing).  A brick milk-house, smoke house and a slave quarter are located on the north side of the house.  The mulberry trees on the property are reputed to be the oldest on the Eastern Shore.

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Waterloo Farm is on the north bank or Indian Creek, in the background. Vue de L’Eau is on the Choptank River in the foreground.

Close-up of Waterloo Farm.

 

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