Tolchester Beach, Maryland

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Coordinates: 39°12′51″N76°14′41″W / 39.21417°N 76.24472°W / 39.21417; -76.24472 Coordinates: 39°12′51″N76°14′41″W / 39.21417°N 76.24472°W / 39.21417; -76.24472
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Tolchester Beach is an unincorporated community located on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Kent County, Maryland, United States. Established in 1877, it was formerly a popular resort. [2] [3] [4] Tolchester Beach is located just north of Rock Hall. 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, 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]

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  2. "Tolchester Beach". Maryland Online Encyclopedia. 2005. Archived from the original on September 26, 2007.
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