A photo of boats in Mount Vernon Somerset County
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Mount Vernon, Maryland

Where in the LESMD Region is it located?

Eastern Somerset County on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Wicomico River and the end of MD362 (Mt Vernon Road)

How did it come to be?

With its signature church steeple visible for miles across the salt marshes and Monie Bay, Mt Vernon’s fortunes coincided with the growth of the mid-nineteenth century commercial seafood trade.

What is the primary economic activity?

Commercial fishing (oysters, blue crab), tourism (sport fishing, hunting, boating), sport shooting, farming