Queen Anne's County, Maryland
|Queen Anne's County, Maryland|
Location in the state of Maryland
Maryland's location in the U.S.
509.79 sq mi (1,320 km²)
372.21 sq mi (964 km²)
137.58 sq mi (356 km²), 26.99%
128/sq mi (49.5/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
As of 2010, the population was 47,798. Its county seat and most populous municipality is Centreville. The census-designated place of Stevensville is the county's most populous place. Queen Anne's County is named for Queen Anne of Great Britain who reigned when the county was established in 1706.
Queen Anne's County was organized in 1706.
It was the home of baseball Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx.
Queen Anne's County has two hundred sixty-five miles of waterfront area. From the waters of this county have brought oysters, crabs, terrapin, and waterfowl. It is enclosed by Talbot, Caroline, and Kent County as well as the Chesapeake Bay. In 1650, the county had the first record fox hunt in America. The first settlement in Maryland was on Kent Island in August 21, 1631 which included twenty-five settlers. This settlement consisted of a manor house, a fort, and other buildings. It was referred to as Winston's Island. On this island the first houses were similar to log cabins. In 1713, Queen Anne's County became a postal district where the sheriff was the postmaster and would travel to Annapolis by boat to deliver mail. One of the oldest town's is Stevensville, earlier known as Broad Creek. By the Revolution this county had several churches, a government, school, and a postal system. In 1876, Queen Anne's County had the first printed independent paper called the Maryland Citizen, and their first bank was located in Centreville. When the Railroad Company was finished in 1868 it operated from Baltimore to Queenstown and connects to other railroads to  Delaware and Rehoboth.
Law and government 
Queen Anne's County was granted home rule in 1990 under a state code.
Queen Anne's County has a Commission form of government. The Commission consists of five elected Commissioners who are elected at large by the general population and each must reside in the district they represent:one of the four Commission districts. The fifth commissioner serves as President the first year. County Code allows for rotation of the President position thereafter.
The Current Board of Commissioners was elected in the 2010 election, and serve a four-year term.
The Commission is elected every four years. The current form of five Commissioners elected at large started in 2002.
Prior to the 2002 election Queen Anne's County was run by three Commissioners.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 509.79 square miles (1,320.4 km2), of which 372.21 square miles (964.0 km2) (or 73.01%) is land and 137.58 square miles (356.3 km2) (or 26.99%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- Kent County (north)
- Kent County, Delaware (east)
- Talbot County (south)
- Caroline County (southeast)
- Anne Arundel County (west)
Whereas according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau:
- 88.7% White
- 6.9% Black
- 0.3% Native American
- 1.0% Asian
- 0.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
- 1.7% Two or more races
- 1.4% Other races
- 3.0% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
As of the census of 2000, there were 40,563 people, 15,315 households, and 11,547 families residing in the county. The population density was 109 people per square mile (42/km²). There were 16,674 housing units at an average density of 45 per square mile (17/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.05% White, 8.78% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.9% were of German, 15.1% American, 14.6% English, 14.2% Irish and 5.3% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 15,315 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% were non-families. 19.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $57,037, and the median income for a family was $63,713. Males had a median income of $44,644 versus $30,144 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,364. About 4.40% of families and 6.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.20% of those under age 18 and 7.30% of those age 65 or over.
Public schools 
- Kent Island High School
- Queen Anne's County High School
- Centreville Middle School
- Matapeake Middle School
- Stevensville Middle School
- Sudlersville Middle School
- Bayside Elementary School
- Centreville Elementary School
- Church Hill Elementary School
- Grasonville Elementary School
- Kennard Elementary School
- Kent Island Elementary School
- Matapeake Elementary School
- Sudlersville Elementary School
- Gunston Day School
- Wye River Upper School
Colleges and Universities 
Cities and towns 
This county contains the following incorporated municipalities:
- Barclay (incorporated 1931)
- Centreville (incorporated 1794)
- Church Hill (incorporated 1876)
- Millington (incorporated 1890) (This town is partly in Queen Anne's County and partly in Kent County.)
- Queen Anne (incorporated 1953) (This town is partly in Queen Anne's County and partly in Talbot County.)
- Queenstown (incorporated 1892)
- Sudlersville (incorporated 1870)
- Templeville (incorporated 1865) (This town is partly in Queen Anne's County and partly in Caroline County.)
All are classified as towns under Maryland law.
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:
Other unincorporated places not listed as CDPs are:
See also 
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- Clark, Charles (1950). The Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc. pp. 1053–1070. More than one of
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
|Anne Arundel County||Kent County, Delaware|
|Talbot County||Caroline County|