Maryland's largest city is Baltimore, while Annapolis is the capital.
|Largest metro and urban areas||Baltimore–Washington (combined) Baltimore (metro and urban)|
It wasn't until a Royal Governor, Sir Francis Nicholson, moved the capital here from St. Mary's City that the small seaport received its present name. Sir Francis chose to honor Princess Anne, heir to the throne.
Maryland is known as both the Old Line State and the Free State. Old Line State. According to some historians, General 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.
St. Mary's City
Annapolis is the State capital of Maryland. Centered on Maryland's Western Shore, Annapolis lies 25 miles south of Baltimore and 30 miles east of Washington, DC. From the founding of Maryland in 1634, however, St. Mary's City was the first seat of Maryland's colonial government, not Annapolis.
St Mary's City, Maryland
|St Mary's City, Maryland|
|Founded||March 27, 1634|
|Founded by||Leonard Calvert|
|Maryland Location:||North-east part of the US|
Maryland, or Terra Mariae in Latin, was named for Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I of England. Charles I granted the Maryland Charter to Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore, in 1632.
The average seasonal snowfall in Maryland is 20.6 inches of snow. This varies from year to year, with the peak snowfall ever recorded at 262.5 inches of snow in one region. Eastern Maryland, which of course runs along the coastline, generally gets less snowfall than the Western regions of the state.
Maryland is an expensive state to live in. The Old Line State has a pricey home market, as well as above average rent prices. The statewide cost of utilities and groceries aren't any better either. Despite this, though, Maryland is charming and has some of the best seafood in the country.
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Caramel Creams and Cow Tales are chewy caramels wrapped around a rich, cream center. They have some what of a cult following too. They are made in Baltimore, Maryland by Goetze's Candy Company, a 5th generation family owned and operated company that has been making sweet confections in the USA for over 120 years.
The Italian words “Fatti maschii, parole femine” are displayed on a yellow ribbon on Maryland's state seal. The state has long considered the phrase its motto and has translated it as, “Manly deeds, womanly words.”
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