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Maryland's bicentennial quater - click to see all state quarters
Maryland became the 7th state in 1788 (see STATEHOOD ORDER) -
Maryland's state quarter features dome of the State House in Annapolis
white oak clusters (state tree), and the state nickname: "The Old Line State" -
public domain image on Wikipedia - see All 50 state quarters.
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"The Old Line State"

The nickname for Maryland is The Old Line State. According to some historians, General George Washington bestowed the name "Old Line State" and thereby associated Maryland with its regular line troops (the Maryland Line) who served courageously in many Revolutionary War battles.

Maryland, USA - click to see all state nicknames
Maryland, USA. See All State Nicknames.

Maryland's history as a border state has resulted in the state exhibiting characteristics of both the northeast and southeast regions of the United States.

Source:
Maryland Nicknames: Maryland at a Glance
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