Maryland State Facts and History

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Maryland Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Larry Hogan (Republican)
  • Capital: Annapolis
  • Population: 6,045,680 (2019 est.)
  • Land Area: 9,707.24 sq km
  • Water Area: 2,698.69 sq km
  • Total Area: 12,405.93 SQ KM
  • State Motto: “Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine (Manly Deeds, Womanly Words)”
  • Nickname: Free State
  • Electoral votes: 10
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 8 (of 435)
  • State Song: “Maryland, My Maryland”
  • Date of Statehood: April 28, 1788
  • Time Zone: Eastern (GMT − 5 hours)
  • Official Website of Maryland:
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: MD
  • Origin of name: Some Catholic scholars believe that George Calvert named the province after Mary, the mother of Jesus. The name in the charter was phrased Terra Mariae, anglice, Maryland.

State Symbol of Maryland

State BirdBaltimore Oriole
State BoatSkipjack
State CatCalico cat
State CrustaceanBlue crab
State DessertSmith Island cake
State DinosaurAstrodon johnstoni
State DogChesapeake Bay retriever
State DrinkMilk
State ExerciseWalking
State FishRockfish
State FlowerBlack-eyed susan
State Folk DanceSquare dance
State Fossil ShellEcphora gardnerae gardnerae (Wilson)
State GemPatuxent river stone
State HorseThoroughbred horse
State InsectBaltimore checkerspot butterfly
State MottoFatti maschii, parole femine (Manly deeds, womanly words)
State NicknameFree State; Old Line State
State ReptileDiamondback terrapin
State SportJousting
State Team SportLacrosse
State TreeWhite oak

Sports Teams

  • MLB: Baltimore Orioles
  • NFL: Baltimore Ravens, Washington Football Team

College & Universities

Aaron’s Academy of BeautyLoyola University-Baltimore
Accutech Career InstituteMaple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary
Aesthetics Institute of CosmetologyMaryland Beauty Academy
All-State Career School-BaltimoreMaryland Beauty Academy of Essex
Allegany College of MarylandMaryland Institute College of Art
American Beauty AcademyMcDaniel College
American Career Institute-WheatonMedix School
Anne Arundel Community CollegeMontgomery Beauty School
Award Beauty SchoolMontgomery College
Baltimore City Community CollegeMorgan State University
Baltimore Hebrew University IncMount St Mary’s University
Baltimore International CollegeNational Labor College
Baltimore School of MassageNer Israel Rabbinical College
Baltimore Studio of Hair DesignNew Creations Academy of Hair Design
Blades School of Hair DesignNorth American Trade Schools
Bowie State UniversityPrince George’s Community College
Capitol CollegeRobert Paul Academy of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences
Carroll Community CollegeSalisbury University
Cecil CollegeSanford-Brown Institute-Landover
Chesapeake CollegeSojourner-Douglass College
College of Notre Dame of MarylandSt Mary’s Seminary & University
College of Southern MarylandStevenson University
Coppin State UniversityTai Sophia Institute
Delmarva Beauty AcademyTESST College of Technology-Baltimore
DeVry University-MarylandTESST College of Technology-Beltsville
Empire Beauty School-Owings MillsTESST College of Technology-Towson
Everest Institute-Silver SpringTowson University
Foundation for Advanced Education In The SciencesUniformed Services University of The Health Sciences
Frederick Community CollegeUnited States Naval Academy
Frostburg State UniversityUniversity of Baltimore
Garrett CollegeUniversity of Maryland Eastern Shore
Goucher CollegeUniversity of Maryland-Baltimore
Hagerstown Community CollegeUniversity of Maryland-Baltimore County
Hair Academy Inc-New CarrolltonUniversity of Maryland-College Park
Harford Community CollegeUniversity of Maryland-University College
Harrison Career Institute-BaltimoreUniversity of Phoenix-Maryland Campus
Harry Lundeberg Seamanship School IncUniversity System of Maryland
Hood CollegeUniversity System of Maryland Research Centers
Howard Community CollegeWashington Adventist University
International Beauty School-Bel AirWashington Bible College-Capital Bible Seminary
ITT Technical Institute-Owings MillsWashington College
Johns Hopkins UniversityWor-Wic Community College
Kaplan University-Hagerstown CampusYeshiva College of the Nations Capital
L’Academie de CuisineLincoln College of Technology-Columbia

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Chesapeake Bay Bridge
  2. Merriweather Post Pavilion
  3. Six Flags America
  4. National Aquarium
  5. Fort McHenry
  6. Deep Creek Lake
  7. Port Discovery
  8. American Visionary Art Museum
  9. Adventure Park USA
  10. Baltimore Inner Harbor
  11. Baltimore Museum of Art
  12. Brookside Gardens
  13. Maryland Science Center
  14. Sandy Point State Park
  15. Walters Art Museum
  16. Jolly Roger Amusement Park
  17. Maryland Zoo
  18. Ocean City Boardwalk

Famous Natives and Residents

Benjamin Bannekermathematician;
John Barthwriter;
Eubie Blakemusician;
John Wilkes BoothLincoln’s assassin;
Francis X. Bushmanactor;
James M. Cainwriter;
Samuel Chasejurist;
Frederick Douglassabolitionist;
John Fletcher Hurstbishop and educator;
Christopher Gistfrontiersman;
Philip Glasscomposer;
John Hansonpresident of Continental Congress;
Matthew Hensonexplorer;
Billie Holidayjazz-blues singer;
Johns Hopkinsfinancier;
Reverdy Johnsonstatesman;
Thomas Johnsonpolitical leader;
Francis Scott Keylawyer and poet;
Barbara Kingsolvernovelist;
Thurgood Marshalljurist;
H. L. Menckenwriter;
Hezekiah Nilesjournalist;
Charles Willson Pealepainter;
Nancy Pelosipublic official;
Frank Perduefarmer, businessman;
Michael Phelpsswimmer;
Adrienne Richpoet;
Babe Ruthbaseball player;
Upton Sinclairnovelist;
Roger B. Taneyjurist;
Harriet Tubmanabolitionist;
Leon Urisnovelist;
John Watersfilmmaker;
Frank Zappasinger.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Julie Bowen
  2. Anna Faris
  3. David Hasselhoff

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