ST. MARY'S COUNTY, MARYLAND

[County Seal, St. Mary's County, Maryland] Origin: What would become St. Mary's County was land where the Conoy Indians lived. Here, the settlement of Lord Baltimore's Maryland began with the arrival of the passengers who had set sail on the Ark and the Dove from Cowes, England, on November 22, 1633. They landed at St. Clement's Island in the Potomac River on the southwestern side of present-day St. Mary's County on March 25, 1634. The date of their landing is commemorated annually as Maryland Day.

Established in 1637 (probably by an order of the Governor), St. Mary's, the first Maryland county, was named in honor of Mary, the mother of Jesus.


[photo, Courthouse, 41605 Court House Drive, Leonardtown, Maryland] Boundaries: Bounded north & west by Charles County & Wicomico River; northeast by Chesapeake Bay & Patuxent River; south & southwest by Potomac River.
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County Seat: Leonardtown, MD 20650
Form of Government: County Commissioners
Population: 1990 census: 75,974; 2000 census: 86,211; 2010 census: 105,151

Courthouse, 41605 Court House Drive, Leonardtown, Maryland, November 2017. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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  • Breton Bay in distance, Society Hill Road, Leonardtown, Maryland, April 2018. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    websites:
    Aging & Human Services Dept.: www.stmarysmd.com/aging/
    Airport: www.stmarysmd.com/dpw/Airportinfo.asp
    Animal Control: www.stmarysmd.com/est/animalcontrol.asp
    Appeals, Board of: www.stmarysmd.com/voluntr/Board%20of%20Appeals.asp
    Building Services: www.stmarysmd.com/dpw/BuildingServicesOverview.asp
    Circuit Court: www.stmarysmd.com/Circuit%20Court.asp
    College of Southern Maryland (Leonardtown campus): www.csmd.edu/about/locations/leonardtown-campus/
    Corrections Division: www.firstsheriff.com/corrections.asp
    County Administrator: www.stmarysmd.com/countyadmin.asp
    County Attorney: www.stmarysmd.com/countyattorney/index.asp
    County Commissioners: www.stmarysmd.com/bocc.asp
    County Government: www.stmarysmd.com/government.asp
    County Government Directory: www.stmarysmd.com/contactdirectory.asp
    County Treasurer: www.stmarysmd.com/treasurer/index.asp
    District Court: www.mdcourts.gov/district/directories/courtmap.html#STMARYS
    Economic Development Dept.: www.stmarysmd.com/ded/
    Elections Board: www.stmarysmd.com/supervisorofelections/
    Emergency Services & Technology Dept.: www.stmarysmd.com/est
    Ethics Commission: www.stmarysmd.com/voluntr/ethics.asp
    Finance Dept.: www.stmarysmd.com/finance/index.asp
    Geographic Information Systems: www.stmarysmd.com/gis/index.asp
    Health Dept.: www.smchd.org/
    Housing Authority: http://stmaryshousing.org/
    Human Resources Dept.: www.stmarysmd.com/hro/index.asp
    Information Technology: www.stmarysmd.com/est/it.asp
    Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/smd/
    Land Use & Growth Management Dept.: www.stmarysmd.com/lugm/

    [photo, St. Mary's County Library System, 23250 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland] Library: www.stmalib.org/
    Public Information Office: www.stmarysmd.com/pio/
    Public Schools: www.smcps.org/
    Public Works & Transportation Dept.: www.stmarysmd.com/dpw/
    Recreation & Parks: www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/
    Recycling: www.stmarysmd.com/dpw/Recycleprograms.asp

    St. Mary's County Library System, 23250 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland, November 2017. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/stmarys.html
    St. Mary's County: www.stmarysmd.com/
    Sheriff's Office: www.firstsheriff.com/
    Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/st-marys-county/
    Southern Maryland Higher Education Center: www.smhec.org/
    State's Attorney: www.stmarysmd.com/sao/
    Tourism Division: www.visitstmarysmd.com/

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