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Sudlersville, Maryland

Sudlersville,
Maryland

Situated in the northeast section of the county along Route 300, Sudlersville was home to Baseball Hall of Fame member Jimmie Foxx. The town traces its origin to the middle of the 18th century when the Sudler family settled in the area later to be known as Sudler’s Cross Roads. Before the Revolution, settlers grew and marketed tobacco and corn. Those strong agricultural ties remain today. The coming of the railroad in 1869 brought the greatest growth to Sudlersville and much of the town’s history is preserved at the Sudersville Train Station Museum.

Baseball Hall of Fame member Jimmie Foxx, the "Sudlersville Slugger", remains in the hearts of Sudlersville residents and it was appropriate that the heart of town was chosen as the site to commemorate the town’s most famous son with a life-size bronze statue. The 1997 memorial statue to Foxx is at the intersection of Main and Church Streets. Foxx was born in Sudlersville in 1907 and began his baseball career in Easton. He was nicknamed “Double X” because of the unique way he spelled his name. Foxx was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951. He was the first, after Babe Ruth, to hit 500 home runs. He played in the 1929, 1930, and 1931 World Series. He won three American League MVP awards in 1932, 1933, and 1938 with the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox. In 1933 he won the Triple Crown. Foxx memorabilia is on display at the Sudersville Train Station and Museum.

Historic Sites in Sudlersville
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Dudley's Chapel
Dudley's Chapel

Sudlersville Train Station Museum
Sudlersville Train Station Museum

 

Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County
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Centerville, Maryland 21617
Phone: 410.758.2502

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