Just a Few Miles Away,
But A World Apart...

Welcome to Dorchester! Delight in endless waterviews and stunning sunsets along our 1,700 miles of shoreline. Savor Maryland crab fresh from local waters. Discover stories of Harriet Tubman and Annie Oakley. All less than an hour from the Bay Bridge.


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The Dorchester County Map
Dorchester County is located in the central part of Maryland's Eastern Shore. It lies on the west central edge of the Delmarva Peninsula, a body of land comprised of portions of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, bordering on the Chesapeake Bay, the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Water is Dorchester's most impressive physical feature and the County is virtually surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and rivers.

Dorchester is bounded on the west by Talbot County, on the east by Wicomico County, on the north by Caroline County and the State of Delaware and on the south by the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay is a more recent geological development formed approximately 18,000 years ago. At that time the last glaciers began to melt and Dorchester was upland area sloping into the Susquehanna River Gorge. The Choptank was a river falling rather quickly into the Susquehanna. As the glaciers retreated by melting, the sea level rose by approximately 400 feet, forming the Chesapeake Bay.