Annapolis is the capital of Maryland whereas Baltimore is the largest city of the state.
The state of Maryland is segregated into twenty four counties and independent cities. The counties of the state are governed by their county seats whereas the independent cities do not fall into the jurisdiction of any county and are thus administered independently. The newest county in the state is the Garrett County whereas Saint Mary's County is the oldest.
The Garrett County is the westernmost county of the state, and the county seat being Oakland, it possesses an abundance of natural sceneries, sites, and historic monuments. Deep Creek Lake is the state’s biggest artificial lake, which also features a mile of the shoreline. Several picnic spots here provide splendid views of the lake, which is open for boat launching, fishing, and swimming.
Big Run State Park, which spans over an area of 300 acres, is another place to offer the same kind of activities in the county. Along with this, the forested areas and rivers are richly profused with a wide variety of mammals and bird species that are a delight to the eyes. Herrington Manor State Park, Casselman Bridge, Adventure Sports Center, and Wisp Ski Resort are other prominent attractions of the Garrett County.
Founded in the year 1776, the Montgomery County encompasses an area of 507 sq. miles. The county seat is Rockville, which is the largest municipality. In 2011, it was ranked as the 10th wealthiest county in the US by Forbes as having a median household earning of $92,213.
The Adventure Park at the Sandy Spring, is the biggest aerial forest adventure park of the country, which offers fun and entertainment to all under the assistance of trained staff members.
The place is famous for the Entertainment, Nightlife, and visual arts delight. The Agricultural History Farm Park, Agricultural Reserve, and Brookside Garden are the places nature lovers. Glen Echo Park, Washington D.C. Temple, Covenant Life Church, Great Falls, and Lake Needwood are some of the other attractions of the county.
The Howard County is situated in the central area of the state of Maryland. With an area of 254 sq. miles, the county is home to Columbia, which is a major planned city of the US. The county seat of Howard is Ellicott City. It was ranked as the second richest county in the US in the year 2013 by the Census Bureau of the United States. The Merriweather Post Pavilion amphitheater provides for a series of concerts of pop, jazz, rock, rhythm, alternative, hip hop, classical, and electronica – an ideal place for all music lovers.
The Toby’s Dinner Theater, situated in Columbia, offers various award-winning original and Broadway musicals combined with the buffet style dinner. The Railroad Station Museum, the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin, and African Art Museum offer great deal of historic experience to the visitors.
Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel County is spread over an area of 588 sq. miles and the county seat is Annapolis, which is also the capital of Maryland. National Cryptologic Museum, Maryland State House, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Fort Smallwood Park, Chase-Lloyd House, and St. Anne's Church are a few of the places to visit in the county.
Founded in the year 1658, the Charles County has a total area of 644 sq. miles. The county seat of Charles is La Plata. Black Box Theater, Charles County Arts Alliance, Aqualand Marina, Sweden Point Marina, Southern Park, Marshall Hall, and Mattingly Park Ramp are the major visitor attractions of the county.
Baltimore (Independent City)
Baltimore City, the largest city of Maryland, is a notable independent city in the state. National Aquarium, Fort McHenry, Maryland Science Center, Walters Art Museum, Port Discovery, Baltimore Convention Center, and Baltimore Arena are few of the places to visit in the city of Baltimore.
Colleges and Universities
Maryland possesses brilliant higher education options. From public universities to independent colleges, Maryland matches expectations of wide range of students. Hood College, Goucher College, McDaniel College, St John's College, University of Maryland, John Hopkins University, and Loyola University are the prominent colleges and universities of Maryland.
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