At a Glance
Map and Directions
Town Officials
Sites to See
Parks and Recreation

Town of North East is an Equal Opportunity Employer and member of North East Chamber of Commerce.

About North East, Maryland

North East is located in Cecil County, Maryland at the top of the Chesapeake Bay.

Our Vision
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The vision of the Town of North East, Maryland is to preserve our rural community character while expanding the economic base of the Town by capitalizing on the local tourism, industry, planned employment growth and area commerce.

Map and Directions
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North East is located at the head of the Chesapeake Bay. Located only 50 miles from Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA via. I-95, the door is wide open for commercial and residential growth. For detailed directions to Town via an interactive map, click here. For a street map of the town of North East with buildings of historic interest identified, click here.

Sites to See
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Located at the head of the Northeast River, the Town has a rich history and is conveniently located for day trips to local points of interest. Please visit the following links for additional information. Note: Each of these links will open a new viewing window. When you want to return to this site, just close the viewing window and you will return here.

North East Chamber of Commerce
Cecil County Tourism

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There are 8 schools in the North East area: two public elementary schools, one public middle school, one public high school and four specialized schools including The Tome School (K-12) and Cecil College. Below is a list of our schools and phone numbers to contact them. Please visit the Cecil County Public Schools website for more information about our public school system.

Bay View Elementary School
North East Elementary School
North East Middle School
North East High School
Cecil School of Technology
HEAT Center (Higher Education and Applied Technology)
Cecil College
The Tome School
Going Places Daycare
Jesus Loves Me Children Center
North East UMC Preschool Center

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Below are the churches and religious organizations that are located in or near the Town of North East:

Bethel Lutheran Church 410-287-8988
Cecil Upper Room Gospel Tabernacle Church 410-287-2501
Church of the Nazarene 410-287-9543
First Baptist Church of North East 410-287-6247
Hart's United Methodist Church 410-287-2650
Mercy Missionary Baptist Church 410-287-6125
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church 410-287-6486
New Hope Community Church 410-287-5295
New Covenant Alliance Church 410-287-6404
North East Church of God
North East Faith Tabernacle 410-287-6027
North East United Methodist Church 410-287-2220
Reed's AUMP 410-287-2417
St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church 410-287-6571
St. Mary Anne's Episcopal Church 410-287-5522
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 410-287-7680
Truth and Life Center 410-287-0450
United Pentecostal Church 410-287-9827

Parks and Recreation
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The North East Community Park - located at the end of Walnut Street on the Northeast River, this is a 10 acre park with three picnic pavilions - the Crouch (larger of the three next to the playground equipment), Benjamin, and Levy, which can be rented for $25.00 per day for Town residents or $50 for non-residents, and the Gilbert Lighthouse Pavilion, primarily used for weddings, which can be rented for $150.00 a day. The North East Community Park has restrooms (open April - November), a volleyball court, a children's playground, ample space for fishing and docking by the Upper Bay Museum. The park also has paved walkways throughout and ample benches for resting.

Elk Neck State Park - located at the end of Route 272 South (Turkey Point Road), Elk Neck State Park provides camping, hiking, swimming, a boat ramp, a playground, and much more. A highlight of the park is Turkey Point Lighthouse, a historic landmark. For more information see the Elk Neck State Park website.

Turner Park - located off of West Street. Has a baseball diamond available for public use.

Herring Snatcher Park - North Main Street along the North East Creek has picnic tables and is great for fishing.

North East Little League Park - located on Route 272 South (Turkey Point Road). For more information, see the North East Little League website.

To request use of a park for a special event, click here to print out the park permit. Bring or send the completed form to Town Hall.

For more information about recreational activities available in North East and surrounding areas, see the North East Chamber of Commerce and Cecil County Tourism.

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Economic Development Plan Goals:
Create a healthy balanced economy which provides necessary goods and services for North East's population, sufficient job opportunities for its residents, and sufficient tax base to finance necessary municipal improvements and services.
Diversify and expand the Town's economic base to provide a broad range of employment and commercial opportunities within the framework of the Town and County's overall growth management goals and objectives.

Encourage select employers providing skilled job opportunities commensurate with the abilities of the Town's local workforce.
Upgrade, expand and preserve the Central Business District so that it remains a viable economic unit. Protect the historic character of North East and support projects and efforts which enhance that character.
Encourage the growth and diversification of the tourism industry in North East, and promote additional tourism and travel related development which compliments the scenic and historic qualities of North East.
Expand the Town's tax base.

For a list of community businesses please visit the North East Chamber of Commerce website.

For commercial and industrial opportunities, please call 410-287-5801 or email

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Based on the 2000 census, the population of North East was 2733. The Town consists of approximately 995 acres of land.