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Source: United States Postal Service – Abbreviations
Source: Resident Population Data – 2010 Census
|Governor||Martin O’Malley (Democrat, to January 2015)|
|Entered the Union||April 28, 1788|
as the 7th state
|Motto||Fatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words)|
|Nickname||The Free State, The Old Line State|
|Song||Maryland! My Maryland!|
|Professional Sports Teams||Baltimore Ravens (Football); Baltimore Orioles (Baseball). Note: The Washington Redskins football team’s home stadium is in Landover, Maryland.|
(sports listing policy)
|Origin of Name||In honor of Henrietta Maria (Queen of Charles I of England)|
|Historical Sites||Fort McHenry National Monument, Harpers Ferry and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Parks, Antietam National Battlefield|
|Points of Interest||National Aquarium, US Naval Academy, Goddard Space Flight Center|
|Bordering States||Maryland borders Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.|
Follow these links to read articles about Maryland from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:
Official State Links
This is the official website for the State of Maryland.
- Sailor – Maryland’s Public Information Network
Here is the homepage for the Maryland State Library Agency.
- Maryland Historical Society
Here is the homepage for the Maryland State Historical Society.
- The Museum of the Maryland Historical Society
Here is the homepage for the Maryland Historical Society Museum.
- Maryland State Archives Museum Online
Check out this online posting of web publications, online exhibits, traveling exhibits, and speeches of note compiled by the Maryland State Archives.
- Maryland State Archives
Here is the homepage for the Maryland State Archives.
- Maryland State Parks, Forests, and WMAs
Here is information about Maryland State Parks.
- Maryland at a Glance – Parks
Here is a listing of Maryland’s State Parks compiled by the Maryland State Archives.
- Maryland – Welcome
Here is the official state tourism website for Maryland.
- The Maryland Kids Page
Here is the official Maryland kids’ site with information about history, state facts, interesting links, word scrambles, and even a look at the Maryland holiday tree.
Other State Links
- 50states.com: Maryland
The site provides a wealth of information about Maryland. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
- Things To Do in Maryland
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Maryland’s entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state’s interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
- Roadside America: Maryland Attractions
Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions. This site offers reviews of “weird sites along the highway” in Maryland.
- FedStats: MapStat: United States: Maryland
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on “economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more” in Maryland.
- The state boat of Maryland is the Skipjack, state tree is the White oak, state crustacean is the Maryland Blue Crab, state dog is the Ch esapeake Bay retriever, state insect is the Baltimore checkerspot butterfly, and the state sport is Jousting.
- Maryland was inhabited by Indians as early as ca. 10,000 B.C. Permanent Indian villages were established by ca. 1000 A.D.
- Captain John Smith explored Chesapeake Bay in 1608.
- Frederick Douglass (1817 – 1895), abolitionist leader who was born a slave in Maryland.
- Johns Hopkins (1795 – 1873), merchant, banker, and philanthropist, who founded the hospital and university that bear his name.
- Thurgood Marshall (1908 – ), first African-American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849), author, poet, short-story writer.
- Upton Beall Sinclair (1878 – 1968), writer, social critic, author of the novel The Jungle, whose revelations led to reforms in the meat-packing industry.
- Harriet Tubman (1821 – 1913), born a slave in Maryland, but gained freedom and became organizer of the Underground Railroad.