Annapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne Arundel County. It had a population of 38,394 at the 2010 census and is situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, 26 miles (42 km) south of Baltimore and about 29 miles (47 km) east of Washington, D.C. Annapolis is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The city was the temporary capital of the United States in 1783−1784 and the site of the Annapolis Peace Conference, held in November 2007, at the United States Naval Academy. Annapolis is the home of St. John’s College.
Annapolis and Anne Arundel County are considered America’s Sailing Capital. Annapolis is rich with American and maritime history. Annapolis is best known for the State House, the Chesapeake Bay, the U.S. Naval Academy, a wealth of educational and cultural attractions, great restaurants featuring tasty steamed crabs and world famous Maryland crab cakes. Annapolis offers the perfect balance of small town charm and big world sophistication. Annapolis is a place where history, power, wealth and fun reside in Maryland. Annapolis is a place where you will lose yourself in the quaint seaport village steeped in years of maritime and military heritage.
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Historic Institutions in Annapolis:
The State House: The Maryland State House is the oldest in continuous legislative use in the United States. Construction started in 1772, and the Maryland legislature first met there in 1779. It is topped by the largest wooden dome built without nails in the country. The Maryland State House housed the workings of the United States government from November 26, 1783 to August 13, 1784, and the Treaty of Paris was ratified there on January 14, 1784, so Annapolis became the first peacetime capital of the US. It was in the Maryland State House that George Washington famously resigned his commission before the Continental Congress on December 23, 1783.
United States Naval Academy
The United States Naval Academy was founded in 1845 on the site of Fort Severn, and now occupies an area of land reclaimed from the Severn River next to the Chesapeake Bay.
St. John’s College
Annapolis is the seat of St. John’s College, a non-sectarian private college that was once supported by the state; it was opened in 1789 as the successor of King William’s School, which was founded by an act of the Maryland legislature in 1696 and was opened in 1701. Its principal building, McDowell Hall, was originally to be the governor’s mansion; although £4,000 was appropriated to build it in 1742, it was not completed until after the War of Independence.
Neighborhoods and suburbs
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