Queen Anneís County originated in 1706 and was named for Queen Anne, who ruled Great Britain and Ireland from 1702 to 1714. During her reign, Maryland was governed as a royal colony. Today, the county enjoys the democracy afforded by the American Revolution. It has a mild annual climate and unparalleled recreational opportunities.
Miles of shoreline stretch along Chesapeake Bay, Crab Alley Bay, Eastern Bay and Prospect Bay. Numerous creeks such as Tuckahoe Creek with its quiet country stream bordered by wooded marshlands, provide excellent fishing opportunities. Tuckahoe Creek runs through Tuckahoe State Park, where a 60-acre lake offers boating and fishing. The Adkins Arboretun encompasses 500 acres of parkland with almost three miles of surfaced walkways and 20 miles of scenic trails. The Wye Island Natural Resource Management Area is located in the tidal recesses of the Chesapeake Bay between the Wye River and the Wye East River. Wye Islandís 2,800 acres provide suitable habitat for wintering waterfowl populations and other native wildlife.
Land lubbers and golf enthusiasts will love the Queenstown Harbor golf linx with its sweeping views of the Chester River. This nationally acclaimed, 36-hole championship course has been rated best public course in the state of Maryland by Golf Digest and number six in the entire country!
Queen Anneís County Public School System provides an innovative educational curriculum for more than 7,000 students in grades K-12. Many excellent colleges, universities and technical schools are located within the county including Chesapeake College, formerly a two-year community college now offers a full curriculum of four-year courses. Other nearby institutions of higher learning include Washington College, Georgetown University, George Washington University, The American University and more as well as many teaching hospitals.
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