Queen Anne’s County

Queen Anne’s County was established in 1706.  The County was named for Queen Anne (1665-1714), who ruled Great Britain and Ireland from 1702 to 1714. It is populated by small towns that welcome tourists and shoppers, as well as those interested in visiting lovely restored historic sites. Queen Anne’s County is located on the central part of the Chesapeake’s eastern shore, north of Talbot County and south of Kent County.  Queen Anne’s County also offers several antique shops, a collection of outlet stores, Chesapeake College, public parks, trails, landings and the famous Wye Aspen institute near Wye Island. Residents and visitors of Queen Anne’s County can enjoy museums, historic homes and churches, historic court houses, train stations and Wye Mills working grist mill. There are 10 main towns incorporated in the county: Barclay, Centreville, Church Hill, Grasonville, Queen Anne, Queenstown, Sudersville, Kent Island and Stevensville. Centreville, the County seat, is centrally located between the major job centers of Annapolis, Baltimore, Delaware and Washington, D.C.

The Queen Anne’s County real estate community offers a multitude of housing choices from historic houses, luxury waterfront estates, water access community homes, horse farms, golf homes, and inland homes. Queen Anne’s County waterfront properties vary from deep water protected homes, broad water view, tranquil wildlife views to harbor view homes.

Located along the Chester River in Queenstown, Maryland is Queenstown Harbor. Queenstown Harbor offers single family homes and townhomes. The award-winning Queens Harbor River course was rated No. 2 by Golf Digest for “Best Public Golf Courses in Maryland.” The community is just minutes to the large Queenstown Outlets shopping center, about 20 minutes from Annapolis, Maryland, and just 10 minutes from Centreville, Maryland.

The community known as Bennett’s Point divides between the Wye River and Eastern Bay.  Bennett point consists of several different styles and ages of homes along the 8 mile strip. Bennett Point is close to the Queenstown Outlets, the new Queen Annes Emergency Room and many other attractions Queen Anne’s county has to offer. Kent Island and Historic St. Michaels, Maryland are both minutes by boat.

Just minutes from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is Prospect Bay Country Club, located in Grasonville, Maryland. The community includes an 18-hole golf course, marina, clubhouse, outdoor tennis, swimming pool and many active social events to choose from. Many styles and sizes of homes from waterfront to inland and even golf view.

Experience Eastern Shore living at Wyoming on the Wye, this upscale waterfront area offers the convenience of living close to Annapolis and Easton and points west of the Bay Bridge. Deep water on the Wye River. Close to Queenstown, shopping, golf courses and the county sear of Centreville.

Located in Wye Mills, Maryland is Chesapeake College. Chesapeake College, founded in 1965 as Maryland’s first regional community college, was developed to serve the needs of the upper and middle Eastern Shore. More than a quarter-century after its founding, the College continues to respond to the growing needs of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties, which compose its service area. Chesapeake College offers several Career & Professional studies. To name a few: Nursing, Physical Therapy, Environmental Science, Education / Teaching, Criminal Justice, Engineering, and Hotel / Restaurant Management.

The Rufus M. and Loraine Hall Todd Performing Arts Center, located at Chesapeake College, is a state-of-the art regional performing arts center. Click here to view a calendar of events.

The Wye Oak State Park is located on State Route 662 in the community of Wye Mills in Talbot County. This park primarily existed to protect the Wye Oak Tree which toppled on June 6, 2002. A pavilion containing a section for the Wye Oak trunk and the original tree site can be viewed daily from sunrise to sunset. The park offers two interesting area landmarks. The Old Wye Mill which has been in operation since 1664 and continues to operate on a limited basis and The Wye Church which is said to be one of the oldest Episcopal Churches in the country. Across from the Old Wye Mill is the Stake Lake which offers a public landing, fishing and picnic areas.

Queenstown, Maryland offers Queenstown Premium Outlets which offers 65 outlets stores such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Coach, Bath & Body Works, Nike, White House Black Market, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Talbots, Old Navy, Under Armour and many other eclectic store fronts.

Queen Anne’s County offers several golf courses to choose from. Such as Queenstown Harbor Golf, Chester River Yacht & Country Club, Prospect Bay Country Club, Blue Heron Golf Course, and Cove Creek Golf Club.

Looking for delicious dining – I recommend: Harris Crab House, Fishermans Inn, The Narrows Restaurant, Annie’s Steakhouse, Bridges, Adam’s Ribs, Cracker Barrel, The Jetty, Big Bats and Americantina.

Queen Anne’s County offers numerous Marinas such as Bay Bridge Marina, Haven Harbour, Mears Point, Swan Creek, Gratitude, Lankford Bay, North Point, Osprey Point Castle Harbor, Kentmorr Harbour Marina, Queen Anne’s Marina and Piney Narrows Yacht Haven.

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