RIGBIE BLUFF IS LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF BETTERTON.
Rigbie Bluff Condos on the Bay in Betterton
In the County of Kent on Maryland's Eastern Shore
PLEASE CONTACT NANCY McGUIRE 410 778 9319 FOR AVAILABLE UNITS
or ONES THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE SOON.
This lovely condo complex is located on a promontory above the Betterton Beach with broad sweeping views of the Chesapeake Bay, designated slips and pool.
Betterton, Maryland is located in northern Kent County at the mouth of the Sassafras River,
about 15 miles from Chestertown and has a population of about 350 year-round residents. They are many families who enjoy Rigbie Bluff Condos and Betterton on weekends, summer & holidays.
HISTORY OF BETTERTON
Starting out as a small fishing village and a port for local agriculture, the town was eventually named Betterton after the family of Elizabeth Betterton by her husband, Richard Townsend Turner in 1851. Later, Betterton became a thriving beach resort spurred by the rise of steamboat traffic from Baltimore and Philadelphia which lead to the construction of piers and hotels.
Tourism in Betterton was a major economic influence for years to come.
After the great depression and then the construction of the Bay Bridge, Betterton experienced a slow decline in tourist activity which led to a deterioration of many structures. In 1976, Kent County used state funds to purchase the bay front property, cleared out the remaining structures and debris, and rebuilt the beach area as a public park adding a bathhouse, boardwalk, and pavilion.
These improvements led to summer houses being restored, Rigbie Bluff being built. The active year round and weekend lifestyle returned. Many find Betterton and Kent County - a great place to sun, sail and relax - is a swift distance from Baltimore, Pennsylvania, Wilmington,
Philadelphia, and points North.
Learn more about Betterton - http://www.kentcounty.com/betterton
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