Galesville, Maryland

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Galesville, Maryland
Census-designated place
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
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 of America
State  Maryland
County Anne Arundel
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 684
 • Density 527/sq mi (203.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 20765
FIPS code 24-31275
GNIS feature ID 590272

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 armpit of the 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. the West River Sailing Club, and the Pirate's Cove Restaurant. Anne Arundel County also owns and maintains a small waterfront park and public dock at the center of town.

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