Maryland State Government


Maryland is a tip of the hat from King Charles I to his wife Henrietta Maria. Some husbands give jewelry; King Charles gave naming rights to an entire state.

Capital: Annapolis

Largest Cities: Baltimore, Bowie, Cambridge, College Park, Cumberland, Easton, Elkton, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt, Hagerstown, Ocean City, Rockville, St. Mary’s City, Salisbury, Silver Spring

Present Constitution Drafted: 1867

Entered Union: April 28, 1788 (7)

Motto:Fatti maschil, Parole femine – (Manly deeds, womanly words)”

State Flower: Black-eyed Susan

State Tree: White Oak

State Bird: Baltimore Oriole

State Dog: Chesapeake Retriever

State Insect: Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

State Song: “Maryland, My Maryland”

Nickname: The Old Line State, Free State