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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.

Did You Know?

There is a recommended 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  5,699,478
 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
Guide to Annapolis, Maryland

Baltimore City
Guide to Baltimore, Maryland

Ocean City
Guide to Ocean City, Maryland

Washington D.C.

Maryland Counties

DelMarWeb - See a map of Maryland Counties

Allegany County

Anne Arundel County
Quick Facts about Annapolis
Anne Arundel County Government - Official Anne Arundel County site. 

Baltimore County
About Baltimore
Baltimore County Government - Official the Baltimore County site. 

Calvert County
Calvert County Government - Official Calvert County site. 

Caroline County
Caroline County Information - Includes some information about Caroline County government.

Carroll County
Carroll County Government - Official Carroll County site. 

Cecil County
Cecil County Government - Includes information about Cecil County.

Charles County
Charles County Government - Official Charles County site. 

Dorchester County
Dorchester County Government - Official Dorchester County site. 

Frederick County
Frederick County Government - Official Frederick County site. 

Garrett County
Garrett County Government - Official Garrett County site. 

Harford County
Harford County Government - Official Harford County site.

Howard County
Howard County Government - Official Howard County site.
Columbia, Maryland - Official Columbia site.
The Columbia Association - part of Columbia's unique community-focused character. 

Kent County
Kent County Government - Official Kent County site.

Montgomery County
Montgomery County Government - Official Montgomery County site.

Prince George's County
Prince George's County Government - Official Prince George's County site.

Queen Anne County
Queen Anne's County Government - Official Queen Anne's County site.

St. Mary's County
St. Mary's County Government - Official St. Mary's County site.

Somerset County
Somerset County Government
Somerset Economic Development

Talbot County
Talbot County Government - Official Talbot County site.

Washington County
Washington County Government - Official Washington County site.
Welcome to Washington County

Wicomico County
Wicomico County Government - Official Wicomico County site.

Worcester County
Worcester County Government - Official Worcester County site.

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