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Hebron, Maryland
Location of Hebron, Maryland
Location of Hebron, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°25′5″N 75°41′16″W / 38.41806°N 75.68778°W / 38.41806; -75.68778Coordinates: 38°25′5″N 75°41′16″W / 38.41806°N 75.68778°W / 38.41806; -75.68778
Country United States
State Maryland
County Wicomico
Incorporated 1931
Area
 • Total 1.31 sq mi (3.40 km2)
 • Land 1.31 sq mi (3.40 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
39 ft (12 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,084
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,096
 • Density 835.37/sq mi (322.43/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
21830
Area code(s) 410, 443
FIPS code 24-37875
GNIS feature ID 0584921

Hebron is a town in Wicomico County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,084 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the hometown of pro-wrestler Mark Hildreth and politician Scott Taylor.

History

The Maple Leaf Farm Potato House, Spring Hill Church, St. Giles, and Western Fields are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hebron Train Depot In 1890, the Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railroad was extended westward from Salisbury. About six miles from that city, the line crossed a country road where there was a store and a Colonial dwelling. All around were farms and woodland. Here the builders of the railroad designated a shipping point and named it Hebron (The community was named for the biblical city). Five years later, a lumber manufacturing plant was located there, and a hamlet began to develop. While earlier towns sprang up on rivers, Hebron came about because of the railroad and to the immense effect that the railroad had on this area was added the automobile and improved farm machinery. By the 1920's Hebron was a hub for farming as well as manufacturing with major markets being easily and quickly accessible. In 1927 there were five shirt factories, a flour mill, a canning operation, a lumber mill, and a new high school under construction. There were large poultry and dairy farms joining the profitable farming of peaches, apples, strawberries, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, cantaloupes, and watermelons. The most prominent of these were the farms of B. Frank Adkins known as Neighbor's Wonder Farm, renowned for its herd of Guernsey cattle, the Oakdale Poultry Farm owned by J.T. Insley, and the farms of James A. Phillips and James Gordy. Notable citizens responsible for the manufacturing aspect of the town were Walter B. Miller and G.A. Bounds, the latter which owned both a lumber mill and canning plant and whose house still stands on Main Street today. http://www.mdmunicipal.org/cities/index.cfm?townname=hebron&page=home http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=2618

In 2009 the Town Of Hebron commissioners asked three individuals (Ozzie Jay Wilkinson, David Kenny, Oswald Wilkinson)if we could form a group to help restore the depot, form a 501c organization, and form membership partners. The commissioners objective was to get a group to restore/preserve the depot into a museum and a gathering place for local events. The committee had its first meeting Dec 9, 2009 at 6:00 pm at the town hall in Hebron.

Geography

Hebron is located at 38°25′5″N 75°41′16″W / 38.41806°N 75.68778°W / 38.41806; -75.68778 (38.418091, -75.687669). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.28 square miles (3.32 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 651
1930 805 23.7%
1940 804 −0.1%
1950 723 −10.1%
1960 754 4.3%
1970 705 −6.5%
1980 714 1.3%
1990 665 −6.9%
2000 807 21.4%
2010 1,084 34.3%
2019 (est.) 1,096 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,084 people, 419 households, and 285 families living in the town. The population density was 846.9 inhabitants per square mile (327.0/km2). There were 457 housing units at an average density of 357.0 per square mile (137.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 83.8% White, 13.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 419 households, of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.0% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the town was 34.8 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

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