Maryland

"Why marry anywhere else than Maryland?"

3 REASONS TO COME TO MARYLAND

1. THE WARM CLIMATE MAKES IT EASY TO GROW CROPS (IS SUITABLE FOR PLANTATIONS)

2. YOU HAVE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

3. FISH, FORESTS (TIMBER) & GOOD AGRICULTURAL LAND

10 FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT MARYLAND

1. MARYLAND IS ABOUT 250 MILES LONG AND 90 MILES WIDE WITH APPROXIMATELY 9,837 SQUARE MILES OF LAND AREA

2. ECONOMY: CONCENTRATED ON AGRICULTURE & DEVELOPED THE PLANTATIONS EXPORTING TOBACCO, COTTON, CORN, VEGETABLES, GRAIN, FRUIT, AND LIVESTOCK

3. BY 1775 MARYLAND WAS GOVERNED AS A PROPRIETARY COLONY

4. MARYLAND IS ABOUT 250 MILES LONG & 90 MILES WIDE WITH APPROXIMATELY 9,837 SQUARE MILES OF LAND AREA

5. THE ORIGINAL NAME OF THE COLONY WAS THE PROVINCE OF MARYLAND (THEN CHANGED TO MARYLAND)

6. REASON FOR FOUNDING: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, ESPECIALLY FOR CATHOLICS

7. MARYLAND WAS THE 7TH OF THE ORIGINAL 13 COLONIES TO BECOME A STATE APRIL 28, 1788

8. MAJOR TOWNS/CITIES: BALTIMORE, ANNAPOLIS

9. YEAR FOUNDED: 1633 BY LORD BALTIMORE AND OTHERS AS A REFUGE FOR ENGLISH CATHOLICS, AT BALTIMORE

10. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM WAS ESTABLISHED BY A LAW OF THE MARYLAND ASSEMBLY, OF APRIL 2, 1649