Crisfield, Maryland - Patty's Hometown
Crisfield is the southermost incorporated town in Maryland, located at the mouth of the Annemessex River and flanked by Tangier Sound (population-2000 census: 2723). It is a major distributor of seafood along the U.S. east coast.
In 1666 a 300 acre parcel of land was granted to English settler, Benjamin Summers. After he settled there, a fishing village grew up around him and would soon be called Somers Cove, in his honor.
In 1866 Attorney, John W. Crisfield was instrumental in bringing the Eastern Shore Railroad all the way down to the Crisfield seaport. The town was renamed "Crisfield", honoring his efforts. Crisfield, shortly thereafter, became known as the "seafood capital of the world." By 1904, Crisfield was the second largest city in Maryland, second only to Baltimore. It continues to be famous for its seafood, particularly Maryland crab, and abounds with restaurants, seafood packing houses and seafood distribution companies.
Crisfield is most famous to us as our very own Patty's hometown.
**Information from Wikipedia