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October 21, 2022

The city of Annapolis is a gorgeous seaside cityscape, littered with historic buildings that have survived years of wear and tear. It’s found in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and is located at the mouth of the Severn River on the Chesapeake Bay.

While it once served as the capital of the entire nation, today it’s considered the capital city of Maryland. 

Fun Facts:

  • Annapolis was founded in 1649 and incorporated in 1708.
  • The city is named after Princess Anne of Denmark and Norway, who ruled England between 1702 and 1707.
  • It served as the capital city of the United States between 1783 and 1784.
  • During that time, George Washington came to Annapolis to give his resignation of command for the Continental Army. The town was also the birthplace of the Treaty of Paris of 1783, which officially ended the Revolutionary War and gave the US its independence. 
  • In the 2020 census, Annapolis recorded a total population of 40,812.
  • The Maryland state house is the oldest US state capital in continuous legislative use. It was built in 1772 and took seven years to complete.
  • St. John’s College is the third oldest college in the United States. It was founded in 1696.
  • One of the most attractive sites in the city is the Kunta Kinte Alex Haley Memorial, based on his novel Roots
  • The US Naval Academy was founded in 1845. It features a museum, chapel, and stadium.


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