Berlin is a town in Worcester County, Maryland, United States. The population was 4,485 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The town also includes four public schools as well as one private school, which have approximately 5,000 students combined. Worcester County Public Schools is one of the two top employers for the Town of Berlin.
Berlin is located at 38°20’N 75°13’W (38.3311,-75.2140).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.15 square miles (8.16 km2), all of it land.
The town of Berlin had its start around the 1790s, part of the Burley Plantation, a 300-acre (1.2 km2) land grant dating back to 1677. The name Berlin is believed to be derived from a contraction of “Burleigh Inn”, a tavern located at the crossroads of the Philadelphia Post Road (now South Main Street) and Sinepuxent Road (Tripoli Street).
Berlin incorporated as a town in 1868. In the early 20th century, Berlin was known as a rest stop for travelers on their way to the coastal resort of Ocean City, as well as a stop for tourists who enjoyed hunting and fishing on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Just to the north of the town center of Berlin is Ocean Pines, Maryland, a waterfront census-designated place (CDP) that shares the same zipcode as Berlin.
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