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Anne Arundel County, Maryland


America's Sailing Capital

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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Annapolis is approximately 35,000 (1998), 38394 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 15,252 (1990), 16136 (2010).
The amount of land area in Annapolis is 16.385 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Annapolis is 7.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 2.298 sq kilometers.
The distance from Annapolis to Washington DC is 29 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Annapolis is positioned 38.97 degrees north of the equator and 76.50 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Annapolis elevation is 0 - 92 feet above sea level.
Annapolis average annual rainfall is 39.03 inches per year
Annapolis average annual snowfall is 14.4 inches per year.
Annapolis average temperature is 55.6 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 35.5 (winter) degrees F.
The average high temperature is 85.2 (summer) degrees F.


27 miles from both Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. It is located on the Severn River.
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History & History Related Items

Greenbury Point was the first settled area in what is now Annapolis. The Puritans called it Providence when they arrived in 1649. The area grew and developed near the Severn River. By 1694, the settlement had designated by Governor Sir Francis Nicholson as a new capital city for the Province of Maryland. The first seat was in St. Mary's City. The new city, Annapolis, was named for the future queen of England, Anne. Its translation is "Anne's City." This settlement area is now all located in a National Historic Landmark area.
Incorporated on November 22, 1708, by Governor John Seymour in behalf of Queen Anne. This charter was the only one issued under the Royal seal in Maryland. Annapolis is the oldest incorporated city in Maryland. Annapolis is the place of many "firsts" in Maryland, among them are: nation's first State House, first parochial libraries, and the first printing of the Maryland Gazette. Many famous and important events took place here in Annapolis. The Treaty of Paris was signed here. This treaty officially ended the Revolutionary War.

The United States Naval Academy was founded here.

Overlooking the city, the State House is the oldest state Capitol still in continuous legislative use. It is topped by the largest wooden dome in the United States. Annapolis became Maryland's capital in 1695. St. John's College. Founded in 1796, stands as the third oldest college in the United States
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The settling of Annapolis


The incorporation of Annapolis

November 22, 1708


County seat of Anne Arundel County.
Take a Virtual Tour of Annapolis

The United States Naval Academy
Tours are available. For more information, please call: 410-263-6933

Here is a webpage about Annapolis

Annapolis Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Banneker-Douglass Museum
84 Franklin Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Phone: 410-974-2893
Fax: 410-974-2553
TTY/TTD 800-735-2258

This museum was named for Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, two prominent black Marylanders. It is the official repository ofAfrican-American material culture for the state. The site for the museum is the beautiful example of Victorian-Gothic architecture, the former Mount Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church building

Here is a Local Guide to Annapolis, Maryland. Attractions information, weather, fishing, dining guide, and calendar of events.
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Annapolis City Government

City of Annapolis webpage

The type of government in Annapolis is that of a city council and a mayor. The council has eight Aldermen, who are elected to four year terms representing specific areas of the city known as wards. The mayor is elected for a four year term.

Office of Public Information
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Phone: 410-263-1183
Phone: 410-269-0223 (Baltimore)
Fax: 410-263-8120

Annapolis Chamber

Maryland Chamber of Commerce
60 West Street #100
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-269-0642
Fax: 410-269-5247

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
151 West Street, Suite 101
Annapolis, MD 21401
Ph: 410-268-7676
Fax: 410-268-2317

Annapolis Organizations

Maryland Chamber of Commerce
60 West Street #100
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-269-0642
Fax: 410-269-5247

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
151 West Street, Suite 101
Annapolis, MD 21401
Ph: 410-268-7676
Fax: 410-268-2317

Annapolis Libraries

Anne Arundel County Public Library

Annapolis Schools

St. John's College - founded in 1696.
Anne Arundel Community College - 2 year community college
United States Naval Academy - founded in 1845. Annapolis


The population of Annapolis was:
1990 - 33,187
1998 - 35,000 (estimate)
Annapolis is the largest incorporated city in the county. The population totals do not include the 5,367 residents at the Naval Academy.

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