Maryland was admitted to statehood on April 28, 1788.
Bird: Baltimore Oriole, since 1947.
Flower: Black-eyed Susan has been the official Maryland flower since 1918.
Motto: Fatti maschil parole femine
(Manly deeds womanly words)
Nickname: Old Line State
Song: "Maryland, My Maryland" was written by James Ryder Randall in April 1861 & was adopted as the State song in 1939.
Tree: White Oak designated in 1941
Maryland State Flag:
Maryland's flag bears the arms of the Calvert and Crossland families. Calvert was the family name of the Lords Baltimore who founded Maryland, and their colors of gold and black appear in the first and fourth quarters of the flag. Crossland was the family of the mother of George Calvert, first Lord Baltimore. The red and white Crossland colors, with a cross bottony, appear in the second and third quarters. This flag first was flown October 11, 1880, in Baltimore at a parade marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of Baltimore. It also was flown October 25, 1888, at Gettysburg Battlefield for ceremonies dedicating monuments to Maryland regiments of the Army of the Potomac. Officially, it was adopted as the State flag in 1904
~ SOME OF OUR MARYLAND SURNAMES ~
HORNER, CARMINE, SHORES & more
~ SOME MARYLAND LINKS ~
MARYLAND STATE ARCHIVES
Maryland USGenWeb Project
Vital Records Information for Maryland
GenForum ~ Maryland Genealogy Forum
Cyndi's List ~ Maryland
~ Lower DelMarVA ~
The Lower DelMarVa Peninsula includes parts of:
DELAWARE MARYLAND VIRGINIA
Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture
Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society
Handley's Eastern Shore Maryland Genealogy Project
~ WAR of 1812 ~
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