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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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:
interest and involvement with downtown Pocomoke
tourism in downtown Pocomoke
revitalize and beautify downtown Pocomoke
opportunities for all downtown busineses
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.
Marc Scher, DPA President (Scher’s
Bridal Shop), firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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."