Important Places in Maryland

Important Places in Maryland

* Aberdeen- home to Aberdeen Proving Grounds
* Annapolis- state capital, home of United States Naval Academy and a large historic district
* Baltimore- most populous city in Maryland; commercial and cultural hub
* Bethesda- home to National Institutes of Health and Bethesda Naval Hospital; best-educated city in US with population above 50,000
* Bowie- a historic rail town
* Chevy Chase- one of the first streetcar suburbs in America
* College Park- home of University of Maryland, College Park and College Park Airport, the oldest continuously-operated airport in the United States
* Columbia- large master-planned community in Howard County
* Cumberland- An original gateway to the West, terminus of the C&O Canal and the National Road and commercial center for Western Maryland
* Ellicott City- seat of Howard County and original terminus of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
* Frederick- 2nd most populous city, important historical significance and county seat of Frederick County
* Germantown- home to the Department of Energy
* Gaithersburg- 3rd most populous city, home to National Institute of Standards and Technology and Kentlands, an early example of new urbanism[citation needed]
* Greenbelt- large master-planned community in Prince George's County built during the New Deal, and home to Goddard Space Flight Center
* Hagerstown- nicknamed "Hub City" because of its center for transportation for western Maryland, one of the highest densities of retail shopping in the country, and home to many historical sights (including nearby Antietam National Battlefield and C&O Canal National Historical Park Headquarters)
* Indian Head- home of Naval Surface Weapons Center military facility
* Laurel- home of Laurel Park Racecourse, Thoroughbred race course and scene of assassination attempt on George Wallace in 1972
* Lexington Park- home of Patuxent River Naval Air Station military facility
* Ocean City- beach resort on Atlantic coastline; 2nd most populous city during the summer months
* Rockville- seat of Montgomery County; 4th largest city in state
* Salisbury- The Crossroads of Delmarva and the most important urban district on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
* Silver Spring- is said to be the largest urban district in the state after Baltimore, home to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Discovery Communications, and the Food and Drug Administration
* St. Mary's City- site of original settlement in Maryland (the 4th in British North America) and Maryland's first capital

Source: Answers.com, Wikipedia, and Maryland.gov