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The settlement of Lord Baltimore's Maryland
began with the arrival of passengers from England at St. Clement's Island in the Potomac River in what is now southwestern
St. Mary's County on March 25, 1634. The passengers arrived in two vessels, the Ark and the Dove, which had
set sail from the Isle of Wight on November 22, 1633. St. Mary's County was the first county established in Maryland,
in 1637, probably by an order of the Governor. The county seat and state capital was St. Mary's City.
The county seat was moved to Leonardtown. The county was also home to the first Catholic Mass celebrated in the
original thirteen colonies.
Land Area: 373 sq. mi.
Water Area: 403 sq. mi.
Total Area: 764 sq. mi.
Population: 86,211 (2000); 101,578 (2008)
[Source: U. S. Census Bureau]
Cities and Towns of St. Mary's County, MD
California -- Charlotte Hall -- Golden Beach
Lexington Park -- Hollywood -- Mechanicsville
Other unincorporated areas include:
Abell -- Beachville-St. Inigoes -- Bushwood -- Callaway -- Chaptico-Maddox
Clements -- Coltons Point -- Compton -- Dameron -- Drayden
Great Mills -- Helen -- Loveville -- Morganza -- Park Hall -- Piney Point
Ridge -- St. Mary's City -- Scotland -- Tall Timbers -- Valley Lee
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