Tag Archives: Maryland

Why Is It Named Maryland?

George Calvert - Baron of Baltimore

This was cross-posted on Ghosts of Baltimore. Washington, D.C. Received most of its land, about two-thirds, from the state of Maryland when it was formed in the late 18th century. The rest came from Virginia, and was subsequently retroceded back …

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Why Is It Named Gaithersburg?

Historic Train station in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

For this edition of “Why Is It Named…?” we will head out to the Maryland suburbs of Gaithersburg. Do you know the town’s origin? We certainly didn’t, until a little sleuthing (and Wikipedia-ing) uncovered the story. The town currently known …

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