Maryland Flag
The Old Line State   This popular nickname was supposedly suggested by General George Washington in admiration for the performance of the Maryland troops during the American Revolution.
The Free State   This nickname is used to honor Maryland's long tradition of freedom, especially religious freedom.

I have made Maryland my home since I was transferred here by the U. S. Marine Corps in 1965. I moved to Gaithersburg in Montgomery County after I got out of the Marine Corps.

Some historical tidbits:

1634 - St. Mary's City became the first capital of Maryland.

1695 - Government moved from St. Mary's City to Annapolis.

1788 - April 28, Maryland was the 7th state to ratify the United States Constitution, becoming the 7th state in the union.

1845 - United States Naval Academy opened at Annapolis.

The Maryland State House (built in 1772-1775), the oldest state capital still in legislative use, is where Congress ratified The Treaty of Paris ending the American Revolution.

My list of state and local government contacts.

My list of Maryland's institutions of higher learning.

Maryland's Electronic Capital

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration

Official Maryland State Symbols

Maryland has symbols for just about everything;
from bird to dinosaur to fossil shell to sport to tree.

Return to "Semper Fi, Mac!"

-Darry L. Deaton,