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Anne Arundel County


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The Cities and communities of Anne Arundel County, Maryland *

Annapolis (County Seat), Annapolis Junction, Arden-on-the-Severn, Arnold, Arundel on the Bay

Bay Ridge, Bayside Beach, Belvedere Heights, Beverly Beach, Birdsville, Bristol, Brooklyn Park

Cape St. Claire, Chelsea Beach, Churchton, Crofton, Crownsville

Deale, Davidsonville, Dorrs Corner, Drary

Fair Haven, Ferndale, Fort Meade, Friendship

Galesville, Gambrills, Germantown, Gibson Island, Glen Burnie, Green Haven

Hanover (part), Harundale, Harwood, Harwood Park, Herald Harbor, Highland Beach, Hillsmere Shores

Jacobsville, Jessup (part)

Lake Shore, Linthicum Londontowne, Lothian

Maryland City, Mayo, Millersville

Naval Academy

Odenton, Orchard Beach, Owensville

Parole, Pasadena, Pinehurst on the Bay, Pumphrey

Ridgeway, Riva, Riviera Beach, Riverdale, Russett

Selby-on-the-Bay, Severn, Severna Park, Shady Side, Sherwood Forest, Skidmore, South Gate, South River Park, Sudley

Tracys Landing

Waterloo, Waysons Corner, West River, Winchester-on-the-Severn, Woodland Beach


*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, neighborhoods, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area..

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Information & Facts about Anne Arundel County, Maryland

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Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Anne Arundel County Website

Anne Arundel County, MD.
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD. 21401
Phone: (410) 222-7000

The County Seat is Annapolis

Anne Arundel County Clerk
7 Church Circle
P. O. Box 71
Annapolis, MD 21404-0071
Phone: (410) 222-1397

Anne Arundel County has had a charter government since 1965. The government consists of a County Executive and a seven-member County Council. The County Executive and Council members are elected in the same years as the elections for governor and the legislature. They may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Anne Arundel County Police Department
Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Department

Anne Arundel County Flag
Anne Arundel County Seal

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1900 - 39,620
1910 - 39,553
1920 - 43,408
1930 - 55,167
1940 - 68,375
1950 - 117,392
1960 - 206,634
1970 - 297-539
1980 - 370-775
1990 - 427,239
- 489,656
2004 - 489,656
2005 - 510,878

2005 - 1,228 persons per square mile

Number of housing units:
2000 - 186,937
2005 -199,398

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Anne Arundel County is next to Chesapeake Bay and is about the same distance from Washington D.C. and Baltimore.

This map shows the county location within the state of Maryland

Neighboring counties:
North - Baltimore City
North - Baltimore County
Northeast - Kent County
East - Queen Anne's County
Southeast - Talbot County
South - Calvert County
West - Prince George's County
Northwest - Howard County

Annapolis and Highland Beach are the only incorporated cities or towns in the county. Unincorporated areas are considered as towns or cities but do not have any local government.

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Rainfall: 38 inches each year
Snowfall: 16 inches each year
The average number of freeze free days are 224

The county's eastern half has hotter, more humid summers and cool, moist winters whereas the western half is slighter colder in the winter with more snowfall.

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Household Income:
2000 - $61,768
2005 - $71,961

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $27,578
2005 - $34,376

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Anne Arundel County was founded in 1649 when some Puritans from Virginia landed at the mouth of the Severn River and founded Providence, the first settlement in the county. Seventeen years earlier, King Charles I signed the Charter of Maryland granting the colony to Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore. Cecil Calvert's wife of twenty-one years, Anne Arundell, also died the same year. In 1650 the Maryland General Assembly created Anne Arundell County and named the county to honor her. Later, in 1695, the Providence became the capital of proprietary Maryland. The name was again changed, this time to Annapolis, to honor Princess Anne, the heir to the English throne at that time. This area was visited by many prominent people of the time who enjoyed the many pleasures of the county, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. A portion of the county was taken out in 1851 to become Howard County.

The third oldest college in the country is here, King William's School, now known as St. John's College. A historical site is located at the school, the 400 year old Liberty Tree. This is one of the few remaining Liberty Trees. They were named such to commemorate their role as a meeting place of the Sons of Liberty before the American Revolution.

The U.S. Naval Academy is located in Annapolis. It was established in 1845 and is also the resting place of John Paul Jones, a naval hero during the Revolutionary War. His crypt is located under the chapel.

Try this good history page for the county.

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Bordering on Chesapeake Bay, the county has 533 miles of shoreline
the County is 418 square miles and has more coastline on the Chesapeake Bay than any other part of Maryland

Total area: 588 square miles
Land area: 416 square miles
Water area: 172 square miles

Elevation: sea level to 317 feet above sea level

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US GenWeb page for Anne Arundel County
Rootsweb genealogy directory for the county
Kindred Trails page for Anne Arundel County
Cemeteries of Anne Arundel County
AncestorSpy page for the county
Genealogy page for Anne Arundel County page for the county
Linkpendium page for Anne Arundel County
Cousin Connect page for the county

The Political Graveyard for the county

Anne Arundel Genealogical Society
P.O.Box 221,
Pasadena, MD 21123

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Anne Arundel County Public Library
Library Headquarters
5 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Anne Arundel County Schools
2644 Riva Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Phone: 410-222-5300

U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis
Anne Arundel Community College

St John's College
P.O. Box 2800
Annapolis, MD 21404-2800
Phone:(410) 626-2547

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Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
2660 Riva Road, Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-222-7410

The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation website can answer your questions
about doing business in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and Annapolis

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Organizations & Groups

The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau
26 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-280-0445

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
9 Old Solomons Island Road, Suite 204
Annapolis, MD 21401
Ph: 410-266-3960

Annapolis Opera

801 Chase Street, Suite 304
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone:(410) 267-8135

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone:(410) 269-1132

Galesville Historic Society
988 Main Street
Galesville, MD 20765
Phone: (410) 867-9499

Anne Arundel County Historical Society
5 Crain Hwy., SE
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
Phone: (410) 760-9679

The SPCA of Anne Arundel County
1815 Bay Ridge Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone: (410) 268-4388

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Attractions & Other Information

U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis

Lots to do on the water here!

Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street Eastport
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone:(410) 295-0104

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
901 W. Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone:(410) 752-2490 ext 221

Anne Arundel CountyFair
P.O. Box 372
Crownsville, MD 21032-0372
Phone:(410) 923-3400

Anne Arundel Scottish Festival
P. O. Box 4344
Crofton, MD 21114
Phone: 410-451-4343

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

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