Maryland Begins Here

Maryland Begins Here (HM619)

Location: Mechanicsville, MD 20659 St Mary's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 28.685', W 76° 46.57'

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St. Mary's County Welcome Center. Dedicated to all citizens and visitors of St. Mary's County, Maryland.

In 1634, a group of courageous voyagers left England and all that was familiar and set out for the New World in search of religious tolerance and opportunities for a better life. They landed on an island in the Potomac River with a prayer of thanks for their safe journey. St. Clement's Island is a landmark in the history of Maryland. It was here the adventurers took possession of the colony and the first Roman Catholic Mass in the English speaking colonies was offered. Today, Maryland's oldest county blends a vibrant technology-based economy with its rural past, giving the area a unique character as well as a high quality of life. St. Mary's County is home to both Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland's first capital, and to the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, leader in military aviation and advanced technology.

Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary's County: Thomas F. McKay, President · Kenneth R. Dement · Lawrence D. Jarboe · Thomas A. Mattingly, Sr. · Daniel H. Raley.

County Administrator George G. Forrest · Department of Public Works & Transportation, George A. Erichsen, Director · Department of Economic & Community Development, John Sarvich, Director.
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HM NumberHM619
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary's County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 2:44pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 345069 N 4260355
Decimal Degrees38.47808333, -76.77616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 28.685', W 76° 46.57'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 28' 41.10" N, 76° 46' 34.20" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29050 New Market Village Rd, Mechanicsville MD 20659, US
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