In 1634, the colony of Maryland was founded. In was named after Queen Henrietta Maria, who was the wife of King Charles I of England.
Many settlers came to Maryland after it was founded, causing political, social, cultural, and economic booms in the area. Maryland was heavily involved in the fight for the United States to gain its independence in both the 1700s and the 1800s.
Maryland was one of the states that marked the border between the South and the North during the Civil War. As a result, it was the sight of many battles. However, the state as a whole supported the Union throughout the Civil War. Maryland was known for its farming until the early 1900s, when it became more of a manufacturing state. It is still known for its industrial and manufacturing businesses, but agriculture is still a major part of the state as well.
Maryland Counties – The State of Maryland was founded as the 7th state on April 28, 1788. The State of Maryland is bordered by Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, District of Columbia. It has 23 Counties. The capital is Annapolis and the official state website is http://www.maryland.gov.
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