The county was named for Charles Calvert the third Baron Baltimore. The most populated city is
La Plata, the remainder of the county is rural. The Scenic Loop to Cobb Island is great for bicycles as
well as autos. The island is mainly residential with a few seafood restaurants.
Dr. Samuale A. Mudd House Museum plantation is one of the few houses in Maryland that has remained
in the family since settlement in the mid 1600's. Smallwood State Park features hiking trails,
boats, canoes, fishing and in the park is the General Smallwood Retreat House. Recently the
Mattawoman Creek Art Center was added.
|Size: 643 Square Miles|
|County Seat: La Plata|
|Government Form: Code Home Rule since 2002 |
|Population 2000: 120,546 |
|Median income for a household (2000): $62,199|
|Median income for a family (2000): $67,602|