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Highland Beach Town


Highland Beach Town Hall is located at 3243 Walnut Drive, Highland Beach MD 21403; phone: 410-268-2956.

Douglass Summer House, ca. 1894, 3200 Wayman Avenue, Highland Beach, Maryland, National Register

Photo: Douglass Summer House, ca. 1894, 3200 Wayman Avenue, Highland Beach, Maryland Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. Photographed by User:Pubdog (own work), 2009, via Wikimedia Commons, accessed December, 2013.

Highland Beach was founded by Charles, the son of abolistionist/statesman Frederick Douglass. A story relates that his motivation was sparked after he and his wife Laura were refused service at a nearby restaurant about 1893. It began as a summer retreat for the Douglass friends and relatives. The town was incorporated in 1922. Zoning prohibits commercial businesses from operating. This tiny municipality remains small; the 2000 census recorded barely more than 100 residents.

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