A county in Maryland. Despite it getting a bad rap by snobs around DC and Baltimore, who have never been here, it is one of the fastest growing counties in the state (along with our neighbors Charles and Calvert County). We are the birthplace of religious freedom in the United States and St. Mary's City had the first coffeehouse in North America. St. Mary's resident Margaret Brent was the first woman to act as an attorney in North America. Home of the stuffed ham. Home of Patuxent River Naval Air Station...where many astronauts got their start. Without St. Mary's, Maryland would never have existed. We have rural areas as well as suburbs. We are a bedroom community for Washington DC for those who don't want to deal with Montgomery, PG, and Howard County's yuppie crap.
Person 1: Oh man, you are from St. Mary's County...aren't you all a bunch of hicks?
Person 2: No, my dad tests fighter jets and my mom is a computer systems designer. We drink lattes here too you twit.
Located on the southern tip of Maryland, this county has been deemed the birthplace of "religious freedom" (which is really just a nice way of saying that as long as you were Christian during the time of the colonists you were okay, but by law you could still be murdered if you were an atheist, a buddhist, or of any other faith). Colonists first settled on what is now known as St. Clement's Island in 1634, where the country's first Catholic mass was said.
This county boasts a highly educated population, but also is home to some of the most rampant development in the state, not to mention some of the worst drivers in the world.
Once revered for being a small rural community, this place is currently trading in its country roots for more crab shacks, crack houses and strip malls.
85% of the area's jobs come from the Patuxent River Naval Air Station located near Lexington Park, Maryland, which means if you aren't an engineer or a soldier, your chances of finding a decent, well-paying job are very slim.
The area is also known for its obsession with greasy oyster stew and steamed crabs, its outrageous taxes, its overly high rent prices, it's inbred native population, and its complete lack of art or entertainment options for residents.
I've been trying to get out of St. Mary's County since I got here.