Maryland

Maryland, USA, the Old Line State

7th State; Statehood, 1788; First US Census 1790; Capital City Annapolis

Some family names associated with Maryland:

  • Eileen G. Banks 1902 Ireland – 1986 MD
  • Thomas Joseph Brady 1896 NJ – 1986 MD
  • Harold Jay Nee 1924 OH – 2002 FL; m 1948 MD
  • James Franklin Pierce b 1941 MD

History & Overview. According to the History Channel website:

One of the original 13 colonies, Maryland lies at the center of the Eastern Seaboard, amid the great commercial and population complex that stretches from Maine to Virginia. Its small size belies the great diversity of its landscapes and ways of life that they foster, from the low-lying and water-oriented Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay area, through the metropolitan Baltimore, its largest city, to the forested Appalachian foothills and mountains of its western reaches. Annapolis, the state capital, is also home to the United States Naval Academy. Maryland is the leading producer of blue crabs and is renowned for its crab cakes.

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