Maryland became the 7th state on April 28, 1788.
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History of Maryland

The recorded history of Maryland dates back to when Europeans began exploring the area, starting with John Cabot in 1498. The first European settlements ...

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Maryland History. Explore our many resources to uncover the diverse history of Maryland using the rich primary sources of the State Archives. Biographies.
Bell & History Day – Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Various locations in Frederick County (see details below) Bell & History Handbell Festival (concert) – Sunday, April 1, 2012, 5 p.m. Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Av... More »
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Maryland Kids Page History

Maryland Secretary of State Kids' Page containing information on history of Maryland.

Maryland History Timeline | Visit Maryland

1608 - Captain John Smith explores the Chesapeake Bay. 1631 - English trading post established on Kent Island. 1632 - Maryland Charter granted to Cecilius ...

Maryland: Map, History, Population, Facts, Capitol, Flag, Tree ...

Information on Maryland — economy, government, culture, state map and flag, major cities, points of interest, famous residents, state motto, symbols, nicknames,  ...

Maryland History | Learn |

The following important events in the history of Maryland affected political jurisdictions, record keeping, and family movements. 1632 The King of England ...

MD History Q&A | Maryland Historical Society

Click here! to view a (very brief) History of Maryland, for kids! When was the Maryland colony founded and by whom? The English first settled the colony of ...

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Q: What was the largest tornado in Maryland history?
A: 1926 La Plata, Maryland tornado outbreak on November 9, 1926. It Read More »
Q: What is the most famous historical event in Maryland history?
A: The timelne below has numerous choices.…. Read More »
Q: What is Maryland's early history?
A: Lincoln ordered Maryland to go to war (1861-1865) against the South, but instead Maryland seceded from the union and fought for the South. Read More »
Q: What is Maryland's maritime history?
A: The maritime history of Maryland extends back thousands of years to when Native Americans living in the area used the waterways for transport, communication, fo... Read More »
Q: Maryland History Grants.
A: Grant funding can help to improve the display and preservation of artifacts. The Maryland Humanities Council, or MHC, helps to support various nonprofit groups ... Read More »