Ridge, Maryland

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Ridge, Maryland
Unincorporated community
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
Ridge is located in Maryland
Coordinates: 38°07′09″N 76°22′26″W / 38.11917°N 76.37389°W / 38.11917; -76.37389Coordinates: 38°07′09″N 76°22′26″W / 38.11917°N 76.37389°W / 38.11917; -76.37389
Country United States
State Maryland
County St. Mary's
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 20653
Area code(s) 301 and 240
GNIS feature ID 594897[1]

Ridge is an unincorporated community in St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States. Bard's Field was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[2] It is near the southernmost tip of the western shore of Maryland, known as Point Lookout, has bodies of water on both sides, and has two popular seafood restaurants. A historically black Roman Catholic church is here, which formerly had a parochial school.[1]

Oblate Sisters of Providence[edit]

The Oblate Sisters of Providence, an African American order of Catholic Nuns, maintained a convent associated with St. Peter Clavers Catholic Church and worked with the local African American Catholic community in the first half of the 20th century. They also helped to run a local Catholic High school.

Notable residents[edit]

Louise Daniel Hutchinson, a historian of African American history was born in Ridge.[3]