The Wilderness is located near Chlora Point on the south side of Island Neck Road, overlooking the Choptank River in Talbot County. The house listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The house was built in two periods; the first circa 1780- 90 and the second circa 1815. This later, and possibly the earlier period, was built by Daniel Martin who twice became governor of Maryland, first in 1829-30 as the twentieth governor and again in 1831 when he died in office.170 The present structure replaces an earlier home with the same name. This is one of seven houses which can be seen from a boat in the middle of the Choptank River off Chlora Point which were once occupied by Maryland governors (see Chlora Point).
(Choptank River Cultural Resources Inventory, 1999-2002)