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Maryland (MD) - Real Estate
Maryland Association of REALTORS®
2594 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
(800) 638-6425 - Fax (301) 261-8369
Real Estate Commission
500 North Calvert St
Baltimore MD 21202-3651
(410) 230-6200 - (410) 230-6201 - Fax (410) 333-0023
In 1778 Maryland became the 7th state to enter the union.
Annapolis is the capital (The Maryland State House is the oldest state
capitol still in continuous legislative use). It is interesting to note
that Annapolis was briefly the nation’s capital when, in 1783
the Continental Congress met at the State House. The Maryland State
House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use.
Maryland gave up some of its land to form Washington D.C.
Maryland’s motto is Motto: "Fatti maschii parole femine,"
loosely translated "manly deeds, womanly words," but more
accurately translated as "strong deeds, gentle words."
Maryland is bordered by Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
The five largest cities are Baltimore, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Bowie
There are two nicknames often used in Maryland. One is Free State and
the other is Old Line State.
The state symbols are: Bird-Baltimore Oriole, crustacean-Maryland Blue
Crab, flower-Black Eyed Susan, fish-rockfish and the reptile is the
Maryland’s agriculture includes seafood (Maryland is a national
leader in the production of blue crabs and soft clams), poultry and
egg products, cattle and soy beans.The industry in Maryland includes
electric equipment, food processing, chemical products, publishing and
Maryland was first to enact Workmen's compensation laws in 1902.
The United States Naval Academy was founded on October 10, 1845 at Annapolis.
King Williams School opened in 1696 it was the first school in the United
States. The first dental school in the United States opened at the University
America's national anthem was written September 14, 1818 by Maryland
lawyer Francis Scott Key while watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry
in Baltimore Harbor.
Maryland forests cover approximately 2.7 million acres, or 43% of the
states land surface. Oak and hickory are the dominant hardwood or deciduous
forest type, making up 60% of forested areas. Loblolly pine is the most
prevalent softwood and is the predominant forest wood on the Eastern
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