Discover Leonardtown and St. Mary's County
The Town of Leonardtown, which celebrated its 300th birthday in 2008, is located at the headwaters of Breton Bay and was originally established in the mid 1650’s, making it one of Maryland’s oldest towns. Much of the Town's character has been determined by its historical architecture dating between the mid 1800’s and the early 1900’s. Leonardtown remains the only incorporated municipality in St. Mary’s County, and is the county seat. It has a rich historical and cultural small town feel, with a strong community government and active citizen and business participation.
As Maryland's first established county, St. Mary's also has a rich history. This peninsula in Southern Maryland is the place where the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay meet. The county's rich culture and heritage is reflected in its pristine landscape, which includes colonial sites, historic towns, lighthouses, colleges, waterside communities, farms, museums and wineries.
St. Mary's County is also home to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station - the U.S. Navy’s premiere site for military aviation testing. Today, more than 20,000 workers support Pax River, making St. Mary's County a hub for technology companies.
For almost 400 years, St. Mary's County has offered its residents a wonderful balance of culture, recreation, education, southern hospitality and affordability. It's a great place to call home.
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