||Plum Point - 1948
click photo to
Anyone have 'old'
photos of the community?
Email them to me and I'll
post them here
Fertilize Lawns with Care
Maryland's Lawn Fertilizer Law -- which took effect Oct. 1, 2013 --
helps protect the Chesapeake Bay from excess nutrients entering its
waters from a variety of urban sources, including golf courses, parks,
recreation areas, athletic fields, and, yes, hundreds of thousands of
lawns. Lawn fertilizer now accounts for 44 percent of the
fertilizer sold in Maryland.
Nutrients, primarily nitrogen and phosphorus, are key ingredients in
lawn fertilizer. When it rains, lawn fertilizer can wash into nearby
storm drains and streams that empty into the Bay. Once in our waterways,
fertilizer contributes to the growth of algae blooms that block sunlight
from reaching Bay grasses, rob the water of oxygen and threaten
Remember: Do not fertilize if
heavy rains are predicted!
Lawn Fertilizer Law
Actions for a Cleaner Chesapeake Bay
Before You Hire: Choose a Lawn Care Service that's
Right for You &
the Chesapeake Bay
to Fertilize Your Lawn Responsibly
Water - Become a Water Wise Gardener
Sighted off of Neeld Estate
on Apr 20, 2015 by weatherman Justin Berk on Facebook:
Waterspout videos off of Plum Point MD in Calvert County:
The region was under a Tornado Watch
and Severe Thunderstorm Warning at the time.
Other images from
4/20/2015 taken from Neeld Estate
Plum Point Flood Mitigation Plan
Ms. Tay Harris at: email@example.com or 410.535.1600 x2501, or
David Brownlee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.535.1600 x2338
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 SOMDNEWS.com
input sought for Plum Point flood plan by
Sarah Fleischman Staff writer
Public input is sought for the county’s third community flood
mitigation plan. Through Maryland CoastSmart grant funds, a plan is
being developed for the Plum Point community, which includes Breezy
Point and Neeld Estates.
The county adopted a similar plan for the Cove Point community and
has a draft plan for Broomes Island. The next most flood-prone community
in the county is the Plum Point area, where 68 structures are predicted
to sustain flood damage, said Dave Brownlee, county environmental
A public meeting to gather input for the Plum Point plan will be held
Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hilltop House at 5120
Shore Drive in Huntingtown. Residents will also be able to review and
comment on the draft plan after it is developed, according to a press
The communities to be included in the plan were affected by flooding
during Hurricane Isabel and have some stormwater issues, Brownlee said.
After the meeting, where the Department of Community Planning and
Building will get a better idea of the community’s concerns, a draft
plan will be developed.
For more information on the meeting, contact Tay Harris at email@example.com
or 410-535-1600, ext. 2501, or Dave Brownlee at firstname.lastname@example.org or
410-535-1600, ext. 2338.
DEPT. OF PLANNING & BUILDING
Areas impacted by flooding in Calvert County
#1 Cove Point
#2 Broomes Island
#3 Plum Point
March 2013 NECA
A special THANKS to Calvert County Commissioner Susan
County Public Works Director, Terry Carlson for attending
March NECA Meeting. Many topics were discussed.
Roads to be paved in March:
topics that were discussed:
Speeding throughout the neighborhood
Cars going the wrong way on Bay Parkway
The signage in our neighborhood
Standing water/road flooding at Bay Parkway & Bay Blvd. (south side)
4 way stop signs to be installed - Bay Blvd. & Ridge Rd.
Mr. Carlson also suggested that in the event of bad weather (snow) that
cars should park on one side of the street or park off road so the
snow plows can get through. Fire and Rescue has also made this
Mr. Carlson was very helpful in trying to solve the residents issues.
Norris is head of the Neeld Estate Traffic Safety
If you would like to volunteer for this committee, have a question or
suggestion, please contact Jon.
to the many concerned neighbors that attended the meeting.
March 2, 2013
Safety / Community
the October NECA meeting a Traffic
Safety / Community
committee was formed and Jon Norris volunteered to be the chairperson.
The basic charter
of this committee is to find ways to better keep our
community safe and secure. One major aspect is investigating ways
to control the speed of vehicles driven by both residents and visitors
as they travel through our community. Another aspect
is finding ways to identify and discourage unwanted visitors that
trespass on private properties and sometimes trash our beach and
community. Please contact Jon Norris ( email@example.com
) If you would like to join the
committee or if you have constructive ideas that will make Neeld Estate
a safer and more secure place to
|From Marty Meyer:
you ever looked out at the water and seen a large ship going by
wondering where it's from, where it's going, what the name is, etc
etc.......well now you can locate and identify thousands of ships all
around the world LIVE!!! This link takes you to the Chesapeake
Bay, but you can click on the world map from there.
Thanks Marty... this is a
great web site! 7/7/08
also has a web site for ships in the bay:
AIS Ship Watcher's Map for Maryland, Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay:
on the Chesapeake or tributaries? Big Brother is watching
New baywide surveillance
system will aid maritime enforcement
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
By JESSE YEATMAN
Boaters on the Chesapeake
Bay and its tributaries are now under the watchful eye of
Natural Resources Police, thanks to a new network of
cameras and radar.
The state agency last week officially launched the first phase
of its Maritime
Law Enforcement Information Network, which ties together
government and private sector surveillance in the name of
homeland security. As an added benefit, officials said, the
network will aid in search
and rescue missions and in catching illegal activities on
the water like oyster poaching.
"It will allow officers on patrol to view not only what's
around the bend in the river but what's over the horizon,"
NRP Superintendent George F. Johnson IV said Dec. 15 at a media
briefing in Annapolis.
The Natural Resources Police command center at Sandy
Point State Park near Annapolis
is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to dispatch aid for
maritime-related emergencies and now to monitor the camera and radar
network. The dozen or so desks at the secure facility
face several large screens that display feeds from the cameras
and radar tied into the system.
"That's a huge undertaking," said Tim Bowman, the
There are new cameras now viewing a substantial portion of the
channel leading into Baltimore Harbor as well as an area on the
bay and the lower Potomac
River. For security reasons the exact locations of the
new cameras are not being disclosed.
Some cameras will be able to zoom in on a boat's registration
numbers from up to two miles away, Bowman said.
Eventually the system is intended to tie into other existing
surveillance networks run by local governments, Navy
bases, Coast Guard stations and some private systems
associated with power plants and energy companies to give Natural
Resources Police video feeds around the entire bay
Highway Administration bridge cameras already are linked
"The information is shared among agencies and other
entities," Johnson said.
The radar allows state agencies — and anyone else given access
to the system via the Internet — to view boat traffic on the
bay and its tributaries, Bowman said. NRP dispatchers monitoring
the radar can pull up data on any registered commercial boats
and find out information including the ship's name, its
destination and its cargo using the transponders required to be
placed on such vessels.
An area can be marked and designated as an alarm zone that would
trigger a notice if a boat enters. This will have practical
applications not only for sites like Dominion Cove Point
Liquefied Natural Gas facility, Calvert
Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, both in Lusby, and Patuxent
River Naval Air Station but also for oyster sanctuaries
throughout the bay's watershed, Bowman said.
"Everybody is seeing the same thing at the same time,"
which allows for coordination of resources in an emergency,
Bowman said he has been working out the details with Navy
officials, particularly at Pax River and the Randle Cliff Radar
facility at the Navy Research Lab Chesapeake Bay Division near Chesapeake
Beach in Calvert
"They want to share their radars with us," he said,
adding that those may be integrated with the new state maritime
system by the end of January.
"We want to offer this for free to our agencies,"
Currently the radar monitoring is from roughly a few miles south
of Cove Point north to Baltimore,
The recently expanded oyster sanctuaries in Maryland's portion
of the bay and its tributaries are off-limits to harvesting, and
the surveillance network is intended to guard against poaching.
Johnson said that eventually he would like to see watermen's commercial
fishing boats have transponders that also would identify
Tommy Zinn, president of the Calvert County Watermen's
Association, said Wednesday afternoon that banking on watermen
— especially what he called those few "bad apples"
who repeatedly violate the law — to buy transponders for their
boats was "wishful thinking" but that he supported the
new maritime enforcement network in general.
"We're quite a bit in favor of it," he said, as long
as the images being surveyed are accompanied by more officers to
enforce the law. The association has lobbied the state to hire
more patrol officers to help crack down on poaching, he said.
"Just being visible cuts down a lot of the crime,"
Johnson said the cameras are not meant to replace personnel on
"This is just another set of eyes," he said.
Some of the $2.4 million in grants related to maritime
security, including $1 million from the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security, that helped set up the new network also
went to buy six new Natural
Resources Police vessels to help with patrols.
The surveillance system will be able to track rescue and patrol
boats, too, so that a dispatcher can quickly determine
who is closest to the scene of an accident or possible illegal
from Marty Meyer
Information from the
Calvert County Sheriff's Office regarding Fireworks.
Calvert Sheriff Offers
Guidance on Fireworks Safety
|The fourth of July is a time of
national celebration. Sheriff Mike Evans asks that everyone
celebrate safely and legally.
The only fireworks legal in Calvert County are sparklers
containing no chlorates or perchlorates, ground based sparking
devices that are non-aerial non-explosive, and are labeled in
accordance with the requirements of CPSC. Paper wrapped snappers
containing less than 3/100 grains of explosive composition, and
snakes that contain no mercury and are not regulated by DOT.
- All other fireworks are prohibited.
- You must be 16 years old to purchase sparklers.
- Always follow the directions on the label.
- Always have an adult present to supervise your fireworks
- Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.
- Always use fireworks outside.
- Never try to re-light malfunctioning fireworks.
By following a few safety rules you will have a happy and
safe Independence Day celebration.
Calvert County Animal Control would like to remind you that loud
noise and bright flashes might frighten your pets. Keep your
pets indoors while enjoying the fireworks this July 4th.
** NECA has formed a
Committee to address the concerns of illegal fireworks
in our community.
Brett Reeves is head of this committee and more information will be
County Recycles -
you live in Calvert County, the following items can be recycled
Recycling is a very important part of the
Calvert County waste management program. While many people still don't
recycle, the benefits should be reviewed:
- conserves natural resources;
consider that if we didn't recycle newspaper we would have to cut
more trees to produce new newspapers,
- conserves landfill space; landfills
would fill up proportionately to the amount of materials we don't
recycle - if we didn't recycle anything, most landfills would be
full 10-30% faster than had we all recycled,
- saves us money; yes, actually it
does - a new landfill costs millions of dollars to develop and build
- money that could better be spent on schools, roads, and public
- it makes cents - yes - more people
are employed with recycling businesses and many people sell
you live in Calvert County, the following items can be recycled:
- Glass: Clear, brown, green,
yellow, red or blue drinking, food, and beverage bottles. If it
didn't have food or beverage it, it probably can't be recycled.
Don't take the labels off, but please remove the
lids. Rinse out the
container and recycle.
We can't accept plate glass,
mirrors, dishes, pottery, ceramics, windshields or other non-food
- Cans: All food
and beverage cans, steel, tin, empty paint, aerosol or aluminum can
be recycled. Rinse them out and flatten if you can. And don't worry
about the labels either.
- Plastic: All plastic
food containers and bottles with #'s 1 thru 7. Please rinse out and
flatten (for space). We don't accept plastic toys, dolls, plastic
wrap, large buckets; pans
or pails, or plastic bags. Plastic bags
can be returned to the store in which you received them to be
- Single Stream Recycling:
We accept all dry and stacked NEWSPAPER, with or with out the Sunday
insert. Please DON’T include the plastic bag you may have stacked
the paper in. All MAGAZINES and all “slick” printed material,
sales, mail order catalogues and other high quality printed
catalogs. Every piece of MAIL you receive can be recycled. Any
SCHOOL PAPERS as well as some containers from your kitchen –
including pasta, cereal, and food boxes. You can also recycle
paperback and hardback books. TELEPHONE BOOKS are also acceptable.
Cardboard: corrugated, if it has interior ridges, waffles, or is
thick, it's corrugated and we love to recycle it. We are now
accepting Asian boxes too.
Any old clothing you have, with or without holes, buttons or zippers
can be recycled. While the good clothing is sorted out for resale,
the really bad stuff (please don't be shy) is then used for rags and
other products. Don't forget sheets, curtains, blankets, socks,
shoes, belts, cloth table cloths, napkins, shower curtains, towels,
or just about anything that's a fabric. Be sure that the items are
clean and dry. If you're unsure, please ask an attendant.
- Motor Oil: Motor Oil
Filters: Antifreeze: If you do your own oil changes, chances are
that you have a used filter so when you bring your oil to the
recycling center, bring along the filter too. Filters should be
drained and recycled in the marked container at all sites..
- Household Hazardous Waste:
This program is available to residents only -NO COMMERCIAL
HAULERS/BUSINESSES. Commercial businesses must make other
arrangements for disposal. County residents may drop off their HHW
at the Appeal Landfill for free. These products usually have the
words "DANGER, POISON OR WARNING" on the labels, and
should be kept out of the regular garbage. Some of these items found
around the house are; pesticides/insecticides, paint
thinners/removers, drain cleaner, gas or fuels, pool chemicals,
monitors, printers keyboards, mouse, copiers, VCR's, DVD players,
two-way radios at the Mt. Hope, Huntingtown, Barstow, Ball road
and Appeal Landfill sites.
- Fluorescent & Incandescent
Lamps & Ballasts: All tube fluorescent lights
and ballast along with incandescent lights can be recycled at Mt.
Hope, Huntingtown, Barstow, Ball Road and Appeal Landfill sites.
- Metal: Lawnmowers/tractors,
refrigerators, a/c units, dryers, washers, freezers, stoves,
dishwashers, metal cabinets, desks, and chairs. All of
these items can be recycled. If the item is at least 80%
metal, it can be put into the metal recycling boxes. Appeal Landfill
has recessed metal boxes, Mt. Hope, Huntingtown, Plum Pt., Barstow,
and Ball Rd. all have metal recycling boxes. Citizens
must put all metal into the boxes provided at the compactor sites.
NO appliances with freon are accepted at the compactor sites, these
items must come to the Appeal Landfill for proper draining and
And Other Stuff:
Propane tanks from residential BBQ grills (no commercial) can be
brought to any site to be recycled. Inkjet/Laser cartridges from
printers and fax machines. Cell phones can be recycled at all
sites. Rechargeable batteries along with car, boat, and motorcycle
batteries can be recycled, alkaline batteries are not acceptable.
Tips to Rid Neeld Estate of Mosquito Breeding Sites
gutters to allow water to flow freely.
tires or drill drainage holes in tires used for playground
wading pools inside or turn them upside down when not in use.
Turn over or
remove clay pots and plastic containers.
Dispose of all
empty beverage containers, plastic wrappers, discarded toys, etc.
trapped water in plastic or canvas tarps used to cover boats, pools,
etc. Arrange the tarp to drain the water.
bilges in boats. Turn canoes and small boats upside down for
in bird baths at least twice a week.
food and water dishes that are not being used.
livestock water troughs twice a week.
garbage can lids lying upside down. Be sure water does not collect
in the bottom of garbage cans.
Flush water in
the bottom of plant holders twice a week.
outside water faucets.
wheelbarrows upside down when stored outside.
construction sites or do-it-yourself improvements to ensure that
proper backfilling and grading prevent drainage problems.
ornamental ponds, tree holes and water-holding low areas for
Call the nearest Mosquito Control Office (see below) if you find, or
suspect, mosquito larvae are present. “Mosquito Fish” are available that will
naturally control larva in ponds.
If ditches do
not flow and contain stagnant water for one week or longer, they can
produce large numbers of mosquitoes. Report such conditions to a Mosquito
Do not attempt to clear these ditches because they may be protected
by wetland regulations.
Contact the Mosquito
Control at the County’s Department of General Services, 410-535-1600 or 301-855-1243 or Mosquito Control Section of the
Maryland Department of Agriculture nearest you for additional assistance and
Department of Agriculture Mosquito Control Offices Annapolis
(Headquarters) 410-841-5870 Southern Maryland 301-373-4263
COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM
Calvert County will be starting
their abatement of nuisance and vector (disease carrier)
mosquitoes on May 1st. This includes biological
control methods for larvae at breeding sites, and also
spraying for adult mosquitoes, on an as needed basis only.
This is determined by specimen count using mosquito lamp
traps within the community. The spraying is done in
accordance with EPA regulations and uses permethrin which is
not suppose to be harmful to humans or to pets, but cannot
be sprayed near ponds with fish or near beehives. The
spraying generally will be once or twice a week when the
mosquitoes are bad.
ANYONE WHO DOES NOT WANT SPRAYING AT THEIR HOME, PLEASE
ADVISE ME, EITHER BY E-MAIL OR BY TELEPHONE, AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE SO I CAN PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION TO THE COUNTY.
PLEASE PROVIDE A REASON ( EXAMPLE: health issues, pond with
fish, beehive, etc.)
Energy Costs for Household Appliance
shows typical energy costs to run some common household appliances and equipment, for typical
usage patterns and average energy costs (about 8 cents per kWh for electricity and 60 cents per
therm for gas). Your actual costs may differ substantially from these typical costs because of a
number of factors: the price you pay for energy, the size of your appliances, the efficiency of your
appliances, how much you use them, and how you use them.
Report Any Unusual Fish
Kill on the Bay
MD Dept. of the Environment
Fish Kill Investigation Section
Environmental Assessment Division
416 Chinquapin Round Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Fax - 410-974-5600
some of you know, I have been inquiring about the Sharps Island
Lighthouse not functioning the entire summer since back in May of
'07 and wondering why.
contacted 'Friends of Lighthouses' with a reply from that
organization telling me that many people have contacted
the organization about the light not working and no one seemed to
know the status.
I contacted the Coast Guard Navigation
Center and below is the
response I received from them. It would be sad to not have the
Sharps Island Lighthouse working again since I have looked out across
the Chesapeake Bay my entire life and seen it shine!
The lighthouse is known as the 'Leaning Tower of Lighthouses'.
The only lighthouse that has a permanent tilt to it.
Maybe we can adopt it! :-)
Thank you for contacting the Coast Guard Navigation Center. We
have contacted the USCG
Aids to Navigation Team in MD and they informed us that they sent
out a casualty report and subsequent Broadcast Notice to Mariners in
2005 for the Sharps Island Lighthouse. The structure is very
badly deteriorated and they have no way to access it and perform
routine maintenance on this light. There are no immediate
plans for the light to become operational again.
We hope this addresses your inquiry. In order to better serve
the public, please inform us if this answer was helpful.
USCG Navigation Information Service
7323 Telegraph Road
Tel: (703) 313-5900
Fax: (703) 313-5920
We would like to thank Jay
Degges, an owner of the Neeld property, for attending and speaking at the November
2007 NECA meeting. Over 30 residents attended this very informative meeting and many topics were discussed. More details from the meeting will be posted soon.
Sheriff's Office- non emergency # - 410-535-2800
MD State Police - 410-535-1400
Crime Solvers - 410-535-2880
Your help is
needed to keep Neeld Estate a safe place to live.
Please report suspicious activity in our community.
OF PLANNING AND ZONING
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE GUIDE
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION IN THE FLOODPLAIN
REVISED MAY 2006
Code Enforcement Information & Complaints
Contact: Michelle 410-535-1600 x: 2571
Your Beach Water Quality
County Government has added a resources section for veterans
to the county website. You can access the section by going to www.co.cal.md.us
and then scrolling down to RESOURCES on the right hand side of the page.
There you’ll see Resources for Veterans. You can also go
directly to the resources via this link: http://www.co.cal.md.us/News/NewsHighlight4.asp
Please share this
information with appropriate contacts.
Thank you very much!
Community Resources Specialist
Department of Community Resources
Calvert County Government
P.O. Box 90
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
11/3/09 received from Janet Gean
|Attention Dog Walkers:
"If your dog leaves it. . . Please Retrieve it"
Scoop the POOP
It's A Law
Help keep our pets from polluting
was the guest speaker at the
July 9, 2005 NECA monthly meeting. Mark is from the Calvert County Highway Fleet
Maintenance. He discussed the request to pave our roads in Neeld Estate and the many
drainage problems we have.
We are trying to line up a guest speaker
from Planning & Zoning to come to our next meeting to
discuss the Critical Area.
was received today and I would like to share it with everyone.
If you have any information on the history of the Neeld
Mansion, formerly 'Letchworth Chance', please pass it
along to her. I forwarded her the link to our web site
with information on the mansion. For those of you that haven't
visited that page before, here's the link: Neeld
||Tue, 21 Jun 2005
I find this amazing that I have searched for years and all
of a sudden I find history of our Family Thomas Letchworth
1620-1668 in your website. Maybe you can tell me more
about Neeld's Mansion and the Letchworth history of this
place. We are of the 13th generation from Thomas.
302 S Ross
Versailles, Missouri 65084
Wharves & Landings of Calvert County
Did you know Steamboats came to Plum Point in
Mary's pulling up to the wharf at Plum Point, circa
1903. (CMM P-551) Courtesy of The Mariners' Museum,
Newport News, VA.
original road to the Plum Point Wharf followed a tobacco
rolling road around the ridge that ran parallel to the
shore about 300 feet north of the end of Plum Point
Road. There was steamboat commerce from Plum Point at
least after 1819, but the goods and passengers were
probably transferred by lighter. The first wharf was
most certainly in use by 1859.
The wharf at Plum Point was a
bustling commercial center that included a warehouse, Plum Point
Store, a post office, a passenger terminal building, and a
cannery. The first general store was actually two Civil War-era
buildings---a warehouse and a slave dwelling. After 1893, the
store was expanded on the east side and a large porch was built
across the front of the structure. One account reports,
"the store was the hub of the community, a gathering place
for both blacks and whites, and everyone who knew it holds their
own special memories."
The store was an important gathering place
for more than just trade. There is an interesting story from the
Civil War era---two Confederate soldiers were in the Plum Point
store when they were alerted to the presence of Union soldiers.
The Confederate men quickly went up into the attic and changed
their clothes. The men hid their swords under the floorboards of
the attic. Their swords were found there decades later.
Point Wharf and Store - Maryland Historical Trust
Calvert County has a Leash Law for pets.
This law applies to
EVERYONE- residents & guests in Neeld Estate.
There have been many complaints from
property owners about the dogs
running loose in the neighborhood and on
PLEASE obey the rules !
410-535-2800 - Call to report loose dogs
County Animal Control Ordinances
VII - Defecation, Removal of Excrement
A. NO person owning,
keeping or having custody of a dog or cat shall allow or
permit excrement of such animal to remain on public
property, private property without the consent of the
owner or occupant hereof or allow the excrement to cause
foul odor on the owner's property.
person owning, keeping or having custody of an animal
remove the excrement deposited by the animal if
deposited on property other than the owners.
Click for Calvert County Animal Control Regulations
your dog leaves it... Please Retrieve
(It's a law)
Code Enforcement: 410-535-1600
Fisheries Service | DNR
Hot Spots | Fishing
License Info | Tide
Predictor | Fishing
Fish Identification | Public
Boat Ramps | State
Records | Maryland
Volunteer Recreational Blue Crab Survey Has Begun!
Become a part of the Blue Crab
Management process, participate in Maryland's Volunteer
Recreational Blue Crab Survey! Starting
with the 2008 recreational crabbing season, DNR is looking for
your input by letting us know a few specifics of your time
crabbing. This data will surely prove valuable to fisheries
managers when drafting future decisions regarding the blue crab
To register or to learn more about this survey go to dnrweb.dnr.state.md.us/fish/bluecrab/default.asp.
Thank you to all who participate, DNR appreciates your effort with
Striped Bass Survey - 2006 & 2007 Data Summary Available
The Fisheries Service would like to thank you
for your continued support of the Cooperative Striped Bass Survey.
Your data has helped the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
determine the size structure of striped bass caught by
recreational anglers along Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake
Bay and Atlantic coast. In addition, this survey data will be used
to supplement existing monitoring programs and provide data on
short term fishing trends.
A summary of the 2007 data collected is now
available through our web site, click
here to view the analysis. The 2006 summary is also available
If you are interested in learning more or
would like to participate, click on Cooperative
Striped Bass Survey to go to the survey's web site.
The wharf at Plum Point was a bustling
commercial center that included a warehouse, Plum Point Store, a post
office, a passenger terminal building, and a cannery. The first general
store was actually two Civil War-era buildings---a warehouse and a slave
dwelling. After 1893, the store was expanded on the east side and a
large porch was built across the front of the structure. One account
reports, "the store was the hub of the community, a gathering place
for both blacks and whites, and everyone who knew it holds their own
gently and cautiously through the community and always anticipate
that the 'little people' are fixed on having fun and are not
for the 'big people in cars'.
SHERIFF’S OFFICE Info
Beach - 1930's
did you do today to help save the Chesapeake Bay?
preserve the history of
Neeld Estate and Plum Point
OLD COTTAGE PHOTOS WANTED
Share your old Neeld Estate Photos with the community
Nearly 95% of the land in
Maryland drains to the Chesapeake Bay
Do so in the FALL
or NOT at all
Fertilizer runoff is
very harmful to the Bay
County has a
This law applies to EVERYONE-
residents & guests in
Neeld Estate. There have been
many complaints from property
owners about the dogs running
loose in the neighborhood and
on the beach.
PLEASE obey the rules
Call to report loose animals
County has a leash law
if a dog is
off the owner's real property,
be on a leash.
There is also a control law for
meaning if a cat is
off the owner's real property,
it must be under a person's
Animal Control Regulations
A. NO person owning, keeping or having custody of a dog or cat shall
allow or permit excrement of such animal to remain on public property,
private property without the consent of the owner or occupant hereof or
allow the excrement to cause foul odor
on the owner's property.
B. Any person owning, keeping or having custody of an animal shall
immediately remove the excrement deposited by the animal if deposited on
property other than the owners.
Neeld Estate Beach
is PRIVATELY OWNED
by the Neeld family and
can only be used by
Residents of Neeld Estate
and their Guests
Anyone else is TRESPASSING
on Private Property
will be prosecuted by authority of Plum Point Corp." (Posted on
the signs leading to the beach)
WARNING: NO PARKING in
front of the Chains at the
Chips Towing - 410-257-6121 or
Keys to unlock the chains are available from: The Gean's &
Please take the
time to read
the signs posted at the
entrances to the beach...
and please be a good
neighbor and follow the rules
as they are posted.
This sign was posted by
Plum Point Development Corp.,
(the Neeld family owns the beach)
A Beach Committee has been
formed to address the issues of
trespassers parking on private
property and using the beach.
New signs are being made and
will be placed in the community.
Kirby Gean, Sign Committee