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 Town Hall is located at 3243 Walnut Drive, Highland Beach MD 21403.
Highland Beach was founded by Charles, the son of abolitionist/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.
Nearby Towns: Annapolis City •