Maryland

Southern State Capitols: Beauty, History, and Quirks (Part Two)

Frankfort, KY; Baton Rouge, LA; Annapolis, MD; Jackson, MS

Some may be a bit fancier than others, but all of these Southern state capitols have some, er, interesting stories behind them

Digging Deep: Southern Stone

The American South

Southern quarries may not be the most beautiful things in the world, but some of the most beautiful things in the world have certainly been made from their offerings

Charles Willson Peale: Artist of the American Revolution

Chester, Maryland

A man of the times, Charles Willson Peale rose from poverty not only to participate in the birth of a nation but to paint its portrait along the way

16 of the South’s Most Beautiful Churches: Part One

Mobile, AL; Little Rock, AR; St. Augustine, FL; Macon, GA; Covington, KY; New Orleans, LA

Worshiping with marble and arches, stained glass and steeples, Southern believers state by state have a glorious heritage in ecclesiastical architecture

16 of the Prettiest Spots in the South (Part Two)

Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, Arkansas

Another handful of some of the brightest spots in this sunny South we call home

Would You Please Spell That? Interesting Place Names in the South

All 16 States of the South

Like so many other places, the South is full of thousands of curious, crazy, hard-to-spell, and sometimes downright hilarious place names. Here are a few favorites.

Wit, Grace, and Charm: First Ladies from the South (Part Two)

Clarksville, VA; Murfreesboro, TN; Calvert County, MD; Lexington, KY

While they grew with roots deep in Southern soil, these First Ladies understood all too well that a title could not protect them from the hardships life dealt in Washington

Christmas in Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

At no other time does Frederick’s hospitality shine as it does during the holiday season—so here are five ways Frederick shines brightly at Christmas

Barbara Frietchie, Heroine of Frederick, Maryland

Frederick, Maryland

To this day Barbara Frietchie is celebrated in Frederick with horse and motorcycle races, hams, canned vegetables, and chocolates named after her—all bearing witness to the power of a poem

Naming Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

Which Frederick is Frederick named for? The likeliest winner comes in last under other categories.

155 Years of The Great Frederick Fair

Frederick, Maryland

Over a century and a half later, amidst bright lights and carnival rides, the core mission of the Great Frederick Fair remains the same: agricultural education

The Battle of Monocacy: The Day Early Was Late

Frederick, Maryland

The Confederates were on the road to Washington with little to stop them—except a river and a future author with no chance of winning a battle