7 Fun Facts About Maryland I Bet You Didnt Know

Dated: 08/29/2016

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1. The Baltimore Ravens are named after Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem, The Raven. Yep. The state’s claim to football fame is named after a piece of fine literature.

2. Maryland is commonly referred to as “America in Miniature” and sometimes “Little America” because it’s home to some of the widest variety of terrain from mountains and farmland to beaches and sand dunes, also enjoying all four seasons. 

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3. Maryland is one of two states, along with Delaware, which gave up some of its land to help form the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C in 1790. 

4.  The first dental school in the country opened at the University Of Maryland.

5. The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use.

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6. Located on the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, the National Aquarium gets 1.5 million visitors every year. It holds more than 2,200,000 gallons of water containing over 750 species. 

7. As one of the most distinctive state flags in the union, the Maryland State flag is the only state flag to be based on English heraldry. The black and gold design on the quartered flag is based on the coat of arms of the Calvert family. 


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  Source: http://www.movoto.com/guide/md/maryland-facts/ Author - Kristen Norton

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Kat Royer is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and minor in Real Estate. She worked for 7 years in operations and sales for a major internat....

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