Ten fun facts about Maryland


Fact 1
On October 10, 1845 the United States Naval Academy was founded in Maryland. It is known throughout the world as Annapolis.

Fact 2
The first railroad station was established in Baltimore, Maryland in 1830. It is known as the “Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company”.

Fact 3
The very first dental school to open in the United States is the University of Maryland.


Fact 4
Francis Scott Key, the author of the National anthem was born on September 14, 1814 in Maryland.

Fact 5
In 1902 Maryland became the first state to put Workmen’s Compensation Laws into place.

Fact 6
A ridiculous law that is currently on the law books as of 2013 states that it is illegal for any person to attend the movies in the company of a lion.

Fact 7
The antique capital of Maryland is New Market.

Fact 8
The Methodist Church of America originated in Maryland and was organized in the state in 1784.

Fact 9
In order to form Washington DC, Maryland elected to give up some of their land, believing that it was the best move for their state and for the country.

Fact 10
Concord Point Lighthouse has been declared to be the oldest lighthouse in the States that is operated continuously. It is located in Havre de Grace and is visited year round by tourists.


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Short about Maryland
Is a state located on the eastern shoreline of the United States of America.


Fast facts
Number of households
2,138,806
Population
5,884,868
Per capita income
$36,056
Life expectancy in number of years
78.8
Statehood
April 28, 1788
Capital
Annapolis
Largest city
Baltimore
Number of billionaires
9
State dance
Square Dance
State beverage
Milk
State color
Red, White, Black, and Gold
State bird
Baltimore Oriole
State mammal
Thoroughbred
State fish
Striped Bass
State tree
White Oak
State flower
Black-eyed susan

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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