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History

Patuxent County was established in 1654 by an Order in Council. In 1658 the county was renamed Calvert County.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 894 km² (345 mi²). 557 km² (215 mi²) of it is land and 336 km² (130 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 37.65% water.

Adjacent Counties

Cities and towns

Calvert County includes two municipalities, both classified as towns under Maryland law:

  1. Chesapeake Beach (incorporated 1886)
  2. North Beach (incorporated 1910)

Unincorporated areas are also considered as towns by many people and listed in many collections of towns, but they lack local government. Various organizations, such as the United States Census Bureau, the United States Postal Service, and local chambers of commerce, define the communities they wish to recognize differently, and since they are not incorporated, their boundaries have no official status outside the organizations in question. The Census Bureau recognizes the following census-designated places in the county:

  1. Calvert Beach-Long Beach (a combination of the communities of Calvert Beach and Long Beach recognized as a unit by many people)
  2. Chesapeake Ranch Estates-Drum Point (a combination of the communities of Chesapeake Ranch Estates and Drum Point recognized as a unit by the Census Bureau)
  3. Dunkirk
  4. Huntingtown
  5. Lusby
  6. Owings
  7. Prince Frederick
  8. St. Leonard
  9. Solomons

Government

County Government

Calvert County is governed by a board of 5 elected commissioners. The County Seat is located in Prince Frederick, Maryland.

See Category:Calvert County Government.

State Government

The county is partially within Legislative District 27 and Legislative District 29 and falls within three sub-districts: 27A, 27B, and 29C.

The State Senator for District 27 is Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.. The State Senator for District 29 is Roy P. Dyson.

The delegates which represent Calvert County are:

Federal Government

Maryland is represented in the United States Senate by Barbara A. Mikulski (D) and Benjamin L. Cardin (D). Southern Maryland falls within the 5th Congressional District which is represented by Steny Hoyer (D). Hoyer also serves as the House Majority Leader, second in command to the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D) of California.

Schools

See Category:Calvert County Public Schools and Category:Calvert County Private Schools for a complete list of schools K-12. Calvert also houses the Calvert County Branch of the College of Southern Maryland.

Police, Fire, & Emergency

Calvert County is served by the Calvert County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Prince Frederick Barrack. See Category:Calvert County Fire Departments for a list of all fire departments and rescue organizations.

Parks & Recreation

Museums

  1. Calvert Marine Museum
  2. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum
  3. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

Churches

For a list of all churches, see http://somd.com/worship/.

Historic Sites & Churches

For all historic sites in southern Maryland, see Category:Historic Sites.