Cecil County

In 1924, William duPont founded Fair Hill, a tract of nearly 6,000 acres near Elkton, which is now a state-owned natural resources management area and equestrian competition venue.

About 20 miles further south, in the 1960s, Allaire duPont banded together with well-heeled friends and established a 10,000-acre enclave of individual horse breeding farms in Chesapeake City. It is the largest contiguous area of preserved farmland in Maryland. The county is comprised of gently rolling farmland interspersed with five rivers—the Bohemia, Sassafras, Northeast, Elk and Susquehanna—and other major waterways such as the Chesapeake Bay and the C & D Canal, one of the busiest in the world.