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Area Spotlight – Southern Maryland – St Mary’s County June 14, 2007

Posted by bobgauger in Relocation Guide, St Mary's County.

As we continue with our Southern Maryland area spotlight, we’ll next highlight St. Mary’s County.

St. Mary’s County was the first county established in Maryland, in 1637. Today, St. Mary’s County is home to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, including the Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters (NAVAIR), Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), and many others known as leaders in aviation and advanced technology.

This map will give you a visual of where St. Mary’s County sits in Southern Maryland relative to its adjacent counties:

Southern Maryland

As of 2000, there were 24,747 people residing in St. Mary´s County. The median income for a household in the county was $29,903, and the median income for a family was $37,643.

St Mary’s County includes one municipality classified as a town under Maryland law:

  • Leonardtown (county seat, incorporated 1858)

There are also several unincorporated areas, which are also considered as towns by many people:

  • California
  • Charlotte Hall
  • Golden Beach
  • Lexington Park
  • Hollywood

Other Helpful St. Mary’s Links:

Official Website: www.co.saint-marys.md.us
County Library:  www.somd.lib.md.us/STMA/Libraries/

For additional, detailed information about St Mary’s County including history, colleges and universities, law and government, geography, notable residents, adjacent counties, military bases, demographics, cities & towns, references and external links, see here.


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