Origin of "Maryland"

Maryland State Name Origin


The Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay; the largest freshwater es tuary in the world (and the largest physical feature in Maryland) - Landsat; public domain photo by U.S. gov. on Wikipedia

What does the name "Maryland" mean?

The state of Maryland was named to honor queen Henrietta Maria, the wife of England's King Charles I.



The state of Maryland USA (public domain image).

The state of Maryland USA

Maryland geology and topography map: USGS; A Tapestry of Time and Terrain.

Maryland geology and topography map