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About Downtown Pocomoke City

Located at the intersection of Routes 13 and 113, Pocomoke City is a business center serving a wide radius of the surrounding area. The Pocomoke City Industrial Park is the home of several manufacturers, such as Hardwire (armor systems), Beretta (handguns), Bel-Art (plastics) and Mid-Atlantic Foods (seafood products). The town offers a wide variety of stores, restaurants, services and overnight accommodations, primarily along Route 13 and in its beautiful downtown shopping district near the river.

Both tourists and area residents enjoy multiple parks, boat docks, a cypress nature trail, retail establishments and attractions, including the Delmarva Discovery Center, historic Mar-Va Theater, Sturgis One-Room African-American Schoolhouse Museum, the historic Costen House, and the Bay Queen river cruise boat.
Nearby, visitors may also enjoy a round of golf at Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course, among other attractions.

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Downtown Pocomoke Association

Pocomoke City’s "Downtown Business District" is defined in the Pocomoke City Code as being located within the boundaries between Market Street from the Pocomoke River to Third Street; Vine Street and Willow Street from Front Street to Second Street; and Front Street, Clarke Avenue and Second Street from Willow Street to Vine Street.

All businesses within this district make up the membership of the Downtown Pocomoke Association (DPA). DPA member dues are used for the promotion and marketing of the downtown business district.

The 2013 DPA is focused on repositioning Pocomoke City’s downtown area. Active DPA members collaborate to achieve the following:

---Increase community interest and involvement with downtown Pocomoke

---Increase tourism in downtown Pocomoke

---Restore, revitalize and beautify downtown Pocomoke

---Enhance opportunities for all downtown busineses

---Create and leverage partnerships to support the above

DPA members also believe that improvements that benefit any business within the Pocomoke area will have a direct impact on the success of all. The DPA is lead by the DPA President, Marc Scher, owner of Scher’s Bridal Shop. Marc is a lifelong resident of Pocomoke, avid sports fan, and businessman.

Contact Information:

Marc Scher, DPA President (Scher’s Bridal Shop), marc@schers.com


A Welcome from Mayor Bruce Morrison


As Mayor of Pocomoke City I would like to bid you a warm welcome to "The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore"!!!

We are a family oriented city of just under 5000 people located on the coast of Maryland on the Del-Mar-Va Peninsula. Our city rests against one of our greatest attributes, the banks of the Pocomoke River which is one of the top scenic rivers in America. Our town was founded in the early 1700’s and was incorporated in 1878.
Pocomoke is proud of the fact that we are a sub-center for commerce on the lower shore as we are home to a growing industrial park with great diversity currently playing host to defense contractors, aerospace engineering and plastics fabrication. We are also strategically located very near The Wallops Island Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

We are an ideal community in which to raise a family. Children can easily walk or ride their bikes from one of our many neighborhoods to our award winning Blue Ribbon Schools, boasting numerous state championship sports and fabulous after-school programs. In 2009 we were recognized for the second time as one of only 15 finalists in the nation-wide All-America Cities competition, a distinction that is another source of great pride for our city.

Come and enjoy one of our many scenic attractions that make up our downtown area and are putting us well on our way to becoming the crown jewel of the shore for regional history.

Take a stroll along our ½ mile River Boardwalk, explore our nature trail which begins in Cypress Park, a park complete with pavilions, restrooms, a children’s playground and a new outdoor amphitheater. Take in a movie or a show at The Historic MarVa Theater, capture the very essence of our history with a tour of The Delmarva Discovery Center and learn about what makes Pocomoke City and the surrounding areas so very special. Visit one of our two museums rich in local flavor - The Sturgis One Room Schoolhouse and The Coston House. Take a river tour aboard The Bay Queen after visiting our Farmers Market that is open on Friday and Saturday mornings. A source of great excitement for us is the opening of our new riverfront restaurant!

As you take in the many historic homes that line our city streets you will no doubt pass our State of the Art Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Company and our Community Center. Construction was completed in 2010 and it has already played host to many of the events and fundraisers that take place annually in Pocomoke. Be sure to see our fairgrounds, home to our annual Great Pocomoke Fair and numerous tractor pulls. No day would be complete without a round of golf at Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course, our riverside nine-hole golf facility. We also have many area restaurants that are just waiting to serve you dinner. Whatever brings you to Pocomoke City, Maryland, we hope you enjoy your time here and find your own reason for calling Pocomoke City “a great place to visit and a wonderful place to live."



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