All About Maryland

There is a lot to know about Maryland.  For instance, Maryland's nickname is the "The Old Line State" and our motto is "Fatti maschii, parole femine" which can be interpreted as "strong deeds, gentle words" - it used to be interpreted as "manly deeds, womanly words" but it was officially reinterpreted in January 2001.  Perhaps the PC police finally caught up with us!  See more.

See our guides to Maryland travel and tourism as well as those providing information on businesses, shopping, entertainment, sports and jobs.  Find Maryland State Parks and more on our recreation page.

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Did You Know?

There is an approved method of picking steamed Blue Crabs!

Maryland has 18 different State symbols including a state bug!  Source: Maryland Archives

According to some historians, Gen. George Washington bestowed the name “Old Line State” and thereby associated Maryland with its regular line troops, the Maryland Line, who served courageously in many Revolutionary War battles. Source: Maryland Archives 

Maryland has the second highest median household income in the nation ($50,016), and the lowest poverty rate in the nation with 7.2 percent of the population living below the poverty level, compared with 12.7 percent nationally. Source: Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

Maryland at a Glance

 Nickname  The Old Line State
 Population  5,172,000 (1999)
 Statehood  April 28, 1788 (7th state)
 Capital  Annapolis
 Largest city  Baltimore

Maryland Information

Maryland Electronic Capital - a great place to start
Maryland at a Glance (Maryland Archives)
Maryland State Lottery Official Web Site
Maryland Information from USCounties
Maryland Crime Statistics
Welcome to Maryland

State Symbols  Source: Maryland Archives 
Bird - the Baltimore Oriole
Boat - Skipjack
Crustacean - Blue Crab
Dinosaur - Astrodon johnstoni
Dog - Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Drink - Milk (got it?)
Fish - Rockfish (The tasty Striped Bass)
Flag - coats of arms of the Calvert and Crossland families
Flower - Black Eyed Susan
Folk dance - Square Dance
Fossil shell - Ecphora gardnerae gardnerae (Wilson)
Insect - Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly
Reptile - Diamondback Terrapin
Seal - a farmer and a fisherman are represented
Song - Maryland, My Maryland
Sport - Jousting
Tree - The White Oak


Maryland Cities

Annapolis (back to top)

Baltimore City (back to top)
Guide to Baltimore Maryland

Columbia (back to top)
Columbia Official Site
Guide to Columbia

Ocean City (back to top)
Guide to Ocean City, Maryland

Washington D.C.
Travel Information for Washington, D.C.

Maryland Counties

DelMarWeb - See a map of Maryland Counties

Allegany County (back to top)
Allegany Attractions - from Maryland Mountainside

Anne Arundel County (back to top)
Quick Facts about Annapolis
Anne Arundel County Government - Official Anne Arundel County site. 

Baltimore County (back to top)
About Baltimore
Baltimore County Government - Official the Baltimore County site. 

Calvert County (back to top)
Calvert County Government - Official Calvert County site. 

Caroline County (back to top)
Caroline County Information - Includes some information about Caroline County government.

Carroll County (back to top)
Carroll County Government - Official Carroll County site. 
Carroll County Guide

Cecil County (back to top)
Cecil County Government - Includes information about Cecil County.

Charles County (back to top)
Charles County Government - Official Charles County site. 

Dorchester County (back to top)
Dorchester County Government - Official Dorchester County site. 

Frederick County (back to top)
Frederick County Government - Official Frederick County site. 

Garrett County (back to top)
Garrett County Government - Official Garrett County site. 
DeepCreekMall offers Garrett County information.
Garrett County State Parks

Deep Creek Hot Spots

Harford County (back to top)
Harford County Government - Official Harford County site.

Howard County (back to top)
Howard County Government - Official Howard County site.
Columbia, Maryland - Official Columbia site.
The Columbia Association
- part of Columbia's unique community-focused character.  See also: Villages of Columbia

Kent County (back to top)
Kent County Government - Official Kent County site.

County (back to top)
Montgomery County Government - Official Montgomery County site.

Prince George's County (back to top)
About the Suburbs
Prince George's County Government - Official Prince George's County site.

Queen Anne's County (back to top)
Queen Anne's County Government - Official Queen Anne's County site.

St. Mary's County (back to top)
St. Mary's County Government - Official St. Mary's County site.

Somerset County (back to top)
Somerset County Government Somerset Economic Development

Talbot County (back to top)
Talbot County Government - Official Talbot County site.

Washington County (back to top)
Washington County Government - Official Washington County site.
Welcome to Washington County

Wicomico County (back to top)
Wicomico County Government - Official Wicomico County site.

County (back to top)
Worcester County Government - Official Worcester County site.


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