You probably know that Maryland has 23 counties. Baltimore city is unique in that it is not located in any of those counties. In the past, it was known as Baltimore Town and was the county seat of Baltimore County. In 1851 it became an independent city. How well do you know the Maryland administrative divisions? Can you match each county below with its county seat?

____ 1. Alleghany a. Frederick

____ 2. Anne Arundel b. Prince Frederick

____ 3. Baltimore c. Princess Anne

____ 4. Calvert d. Cumberland

____ 5. Caroline e. Oakland

____ 6. Carroll f. Chestertown

____ 7. Cecil g. Leonardtown

____ 8. Charles h. Hagerstown

____ 9. Dorchester i. Denton

____ 10. Frederick j. Elkton

____ 11. Garrett k. Easton

____ 12. Harford l. Rockville

____ 13. Howard m. Centreville

____ 14. Kent n. La Plata

____ 15. Montgomery o. Bel Air

____ 16. Prince George’s. p. Snow Hill

____ 17. Queen Anne’s q. Ellicott City

____ 18. Somerset r. Upper Marlboro

____ 19. St. Mary’s s. Salisbury

____ 20. Talbot t. Annapolis

____ 21. Washington u. Towson

____ 22. Wicomico v. Westminster

____ 23. Worcester w. Cambridge

Kathi Edwards is a retired elementary school science lab teacher. She spends her time volunteering at a pregnancy center, teaching Sunday school, playing handbells and singing in her church choir.

Answers: 1-d 2-t 3-u 4-b 5-i 6-v 7-j 8-n 9-w 10-a 11-e 12-o 13-q

14-f 15-l 16-r 17-m 18-c 19-g 20-k 21-h 22-s 23-p

18-23 correct — Free State Fanatic

12-17 correct — Old Line Pundit

6-11 correct — Old Bay Buff

0-5 correct — Stick-in-the-Maryland-Mud

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Kathi is a retired elementary school science lab teacher. She spends her time volunteering at a CareNet pregnancy center, teaching Sunday school, playing handbells, and singing in her church choir.