The U.S. Post Office at Galesville, Maryland, in May 2010
|Country||United States of America|
|• Total||1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)|
|• Land||1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)|
|Elevation||15 ft (5 m)|
|• Density||527/sq mi (203.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||590272|
Galesville is located at 38°50'35" north, 76°32'37" west (38.8431707 -76.5435702), along the western shore of the West River, an arm of Chesapeake Bay. By road it is about 14 miles (23 km) south of Annapolis, the state capital.
The area was an early center of Quaker settlement in America and, through the West River Friends meeting, it is considered the birthplace of organized Quakerism in Maryland. The town was once the terminus of a steamship line connecting to Annapolis and Baltimore. Once a thriving community of Chesapeake Bay watermen and their families, the town has developed an industry around pleasure boating.
Today it is home to Hartge Yacht Harbor and the West River Sailing Club.
- Tulip Hill, plantation house near Galesville
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Galesville, Maryland
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Galesville CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
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