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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Leonardtown is approximately 2,218 (2007), 2930 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 646 (2000), 1067 (2010).
The amount of land area in Leonardtown is 6.871 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Leonardtown is 3.10 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Leonardtown to Washington DC is 46 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 46 miles. (as the crow flies)
Leonardtown is positioned 38.29 degrees north of the equator and 76.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Leonardtown elevation is 87 feet above sea level.
The city tree is the Pecan.
Leonardtown per capita income is $ 16,614 (2000).
Leonardtown median income is $ 49,256 (2007).
The Leonardtown median home price is $ 369,130 (2007).


in southeast Maryland about 47 miles from Alexandria, Virginia and about 50 miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include Milestown, California, Solomons, Lexington Park, Golden Beach, Lusby and St. Leonard.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Leonardtown.

Leonardtown is the oldest municipality in Maryland & sole incorporated town in St. Mary's County. When Leonard Calvert and his original colonists arrived in what is now Maryland in March 1634, they immediately set about establishing the civil boundaries as they had known them in England. Although the first county, St. Mary's was not formally established until 1637, the county seat was set up at town site of the Yaocomico Indians, which was renamed St. Mary's, in honor of Mary, the mother of Jesus, under whose protection the venure was placed.The county seat remained at St. Mary's City until 1654 when mention is made of the county court being conducted at the house of John Hammond in the area known as Newtown (Leonardtown). From 1634 to 1708 the court was conducted in the homes of various gentlemen of note in the Newtown area. In 1708, Mr. Phillip Lynes, the Mayor of St. Mary's City, gave to the colony 50 acres of a piece of land known as "Shepherd's Old Fields" at the head of Breton Bay. This land was to be divided into 100 lots and laid out as the county seat of St. Mary's County. Seven commissioners were charged by the Governor and Assembly to oversee this endeavor, which included setting aside one lot for a county courthouse, to be built at an expense not to exceed 12,000 pounds of tobacco. In 1708 the town was renamed Seymour Town in honor of the royal Governor John Seymour at the suggestion of Phillip Lynes. In 1728 a new set of more forceful commissioners were named by the government in Annapolis. These men renamed the town Leonardtown for the first Governor of Maryland, Benedict Leonard Calvert. Leonardtown functioned from that point in it's intended purpose as a local place to conduct the colony's official business for the citizens of St. Mary's County. In 1858, Leonardtown incorporated and became it's own self-governing municipality. Today, Leonardtown still operates as a self-governing town, by an elected Mayor and five member Town Council, all of whom serve for two year terms.

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The settling of Leonardtown


The founding of Leonardtown


The incorporation of Leonardtown



A webpage all about Leonardtown

The Leonardtown Mural depicts the history of Leonardtown through several eras, including the time of the Civil War.
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Leonardtown City Government

The Official page for Leonardtown, Maryland.

The Town of Leonardtown
41660 Courthouse Drive
P.O. Box 1
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: 301-475-9791

The city government consists of an elected Mayor and a 5 member town Council all of which hold two year terms.

Leonardtown Chamber

St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce
44200 Airport Road
California, MD 20619
Phone: 301-737-3001

Leonardtown Organizations

St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce
44200 Airport Road
California, MD 20619
Phone: 301-737-3001

Leonardtown Libraries

St. Mary's County Library
Leonardtown Branch
23250 Hollywood Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: 301-475-2846

Leonardtown Schools

St. Mary's County Public Schools
23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: 301-475-5511

In Leonardtown, or in the immediate outskirts, are Leonardtown Elementary School, Middle School, and High School, and the St. Mary's Technical Center, which are part of the county public school system. Private and Parochial Education is available at Father Andrew White Elementary School, Leonard Hall Naval Academy, and St. Mary's Ryken High School. In addition, the Community College at St. Mary's opened its doors in September 1996.


St. Mary's Community College
Phone: 301-475-8799 Leonardtown


The population of Leonardtown was:
1990 - 1,475
2000 - 1,896
2007 - 2,218

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 613
2000 - 646

Median age:
2000 - 44.2 years

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 35,563
2007 - $ 49,256

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 152,900
2007 - $ 369,130

Leonardtown is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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