Galesville, Maryland

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Galesville, Maryland
The U.S. Post Office at Galesville, Maryland, in May 2010
The U.S. Post Office at Galesville, Maryland, in May 2010
Galesville, Maryland is located in Maryland
Galesville, Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
Galesville, Maryland is located in the United States
Galesville, Maryland
Galesville, Maryland (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°50′35″N 76°32′37″W / 38.84306°N 76.54361°W / 38.84306; -76.54361Coordinates: 38°50′35″N 76°32′37″W / 38.84306°N 76.54361°W / 38.84306; -76.54361
Country United States
State Maryland
County Anne Arundel
Area
 • Total1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 • Land1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation
15 ft (5 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total684
 • Density527/sq mi (203.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
20765
FIPS code24-31275
GNIS feature ID590272

Galesville is an unincorporated town and census-designated place (CDP) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 685.[2]

Galesville is located at 38°50'35" north, 76°32'37" west (38.8431707 -76.5435702),[3] along the western shore of the West River, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay. By road it is about 14 miles (23 km) south of Annapolis, the state capital.

History[edit]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Galesville, Maryland
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Galesville CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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