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|Satellite view showing Annapolis, seat of Anne Arundel County and the capital of the State of Maryland in the United States. The town is located about 48 km (30 mi) south of Baltimore and 32 mi (50 km) east of Washington D.C., at the mouth of the Severn River at Chesapeake Bay, a large serrated sea arm reaching inland from the Atlantic Ocean.
The town was founded on the north shore of the Severn River in 1649 by Puritan exiles from Virginia, the settlement was then known as Providence. This small town was the stage of some important events in American History. According to Alex Haley, Kunta Kinte arrived in Annapolis as a slave, he is the central character in his book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Actually Maryland became very wealthy through slave trade. The Maryland Constitution of 1864 outlawed the practice of slavery, the convention that drafted the document convened on 27 April 1864 in the Maryland State House in Annapolis.
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In November 1783 Annapolis became the temporary capital of the United States (November 26, 1783 to August 19, 1784) after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, and it was in Annapolis on the 23rd December 1783, that General Washington resigned as commander in chief of the Continental Army, and the Governor of Maryland commissioned John Shaw, a local cabinet maker, to create an American flag. The U.S. flag of today is based on John Shaw's design.
Today Annapolis' population counts about 38,000 souls.
Annapolis' fine tourist attractions:
Even so the capital is kind of small there are some attractions to see:
Maryland State House, the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use, from the 18th century until now, and the Government House home to the Governor of Maryland since 1870.
Museums: Annapolis Maritime Museum (the museum features the ecology, maritime history and the arts of Chesapeake Bay), U.S. Naval Academy Museum (museum with four galleries showing American naval history), Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse (historic lighthouse constructed in 1875), Banneker-Douglass Museum (the former African Methodist Episcopal Church is now a museum dedicated to preserve Maryland's African American heritage). National Cryptologic Museum (museum shows (almost) everything you want to know about cryptology)
Historic mansions: Brice House, Hammond-Harwood House, the Stanton Center and the William Paca House are 18th century Georgian style brick houses in Annapolis.
Parks/Outdoors: Jonas Green State Park (park on the Severn River and starting point of the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail, a trail on a former rail line through the suburban region between Annapolis and Baltimore)
Sports: Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (home field of the Navy Midshipmen football team, the men's lacrosse team, and the Chesapeake Bayhawks lacrosse team). Fort Smallwood Park (recreation spot with fishing pier, trails and picnic areas)
The Map shows a city map of Annapolis with expressways, main roads and streets, nearest international airports to Annapolis are Baltimore-Washington International (IATA code: BWI), the other is Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA code: DCA).
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City Coordinates: 38°58′22.6″N 76°30′4.17″W
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