Thursday, July 21

Facts about Maryland

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Are you ready to learn some cool facts?

Mimi lives in Maryland! Have you ever visited Maryland before? Maybe you live there? Whichever it may be, you can discover some cool facts about Maryland here! Joey and Jinger love learning cool facts about all of the different states. They would like me to share some of those cool facts with you! Every Thursday I will be posting cool facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted facts about Maine. This week we are posting cool facts about Maryland. Only 30 more states to go!

Did you know that Maryland was the seventh (7th) state to join the union? Yes, that is correct! Maryland officially joined the union on April 28, 1788! Maryland is located in the Northeast (Mid-Atlantic) region of the United States. Maryland is bordered by four (4) states: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia. Maryland is also bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. Maryland is the forty-second (42nd) largest state in the United States. Maryland is a small state. There are about 6,165,129 people that live in Maryland.


Maryland famous person alert:

Did you know that Edgar Allan Poe lived in Baltimore, Maryland? Edgar Allan Poe is a famous writer. He is best known for his poetry.


Tell us about a famous person that resides in your state?


Facts about Maryland:

1. A few things Maryland is known for are: blue crabs, one of the first 13 colonies, and Ocean City’s boardwalk. A few of the nicknames for the state of Maryland are: the Free State, the Old Line State, and Little America. The Maryland state motto is Fatti maschii, parole femine. The motto is an Italian phrase that means strong deeds, gentle words or manly deeds, womanly words. The Maryland state motto was adopted sometime in 1776. The abbreviation for Maryland is MD.

2. The capital of Maryland is Annapolis. Annapolis officially became the capital of Maryland sometime in 1694. In 1694, Annapolis was called Anne Arundel Town. Annapolis has an estimated population of about 39,241 people.

3. The state bird of Maryland is the Baltimore oriole. The Baltimore oriole was chosen as the state bird for Maryland in 1947. The Baltimore oriole has a black back, head, and neck area with a bright orange color on its chest and underneath area. It has black wings with streaks of white on them and a black tail. The Baltimore oriole is a very beautiful bird.

4. The Maryland official state flower is the Black-eyed Susan. Depending on the type of Black-eyed Susan it is an annual or perennial flowering plant. The Black-eyed Susan became Maryland’s official state flower on April 18, 1918. The Black-eyed Susan has bright yellow flower petals with a dark brown color center. The Black-eyed Susan is in the daisy family of flowers.

5. Maryland’s state flag was officially adopted on March 9, 1904. Maryland’s state flag is divided into four equal quadrants. The flag features the coat of arms of the Calvert family who founded Maryland. It has a red and white cross in two of the four quadrants. The flag has gold and black colors that form a cross in the other two quadrants of the flag.

6. Some crops that are grown in Maryland are: corn, cucumbers, hay, pumpkins, soy beans, watermelons, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit while in Maryland are: Ocean City located in Worcester County, Deep Creek Lake located in Garrett County, and Assateague Island.

8. Some animals that live in Maryland are: bald eagles, beavers, deer, foxes, raccoons, squirrels, and owls.

9. Maryland can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Maryland was 109 degrees Fahrenheit in Cumberland, Maryland on July 10, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Maryland was -40 degrees (40 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Oakland, Maryland on January 13, 1912.


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Get your free printable Maryland worksheet here:

Maryland worksheet 

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Books about Maryland:

1. Good Night Maryland by Adam Gamble

2. What's Great about Maryland? by Anita Yasuda

3. B is for Blue Crab A Maryland Alphabet by Shirley C. Menendez

4. Maryland Discover Pictures and Facts About Maryland For Kids! by Bold Kids

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Tune in next week to learn some really cool facts about Massachusetts! Thank you for reading my post!! “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.”-Dr. Suess



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