Saint Mary’s County

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Saint Mary’s County is named for the Virgin Mary and was the first county in the colony intended to be a haven for Catholics.

 

Created:  January 24, 1637

County Seat: 

Leonardtown  1637 – present

 

County Courthouse – Leonardtown  

 

Location:  41605 Court House Drive / Washington Street

Built:  1901 – 1902

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  B F Smith Construction Company

Contractor:  B F Smith Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The north front has a large portico with four tall white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The recessed entrance is arched with a white colored frame. A narrow horizontal belt runs below the second story windows. The roof is hipped. The building was remodeled in 1956 and 1957. The architect was Frederick Tilp and the contractor was Merviell M Dean. On the south side is a modern three story red colored brick addition.

 

County District Court – Leonardtown  

 

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Location:  23110 Leonard Hall Drive / Hollywood Road

Built:  1988 – 1990

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has a central entrance on the second story with two large columns and glass panels. Above is a red colored brick gable at the roof line. The windows are horizontal. The land slopes to the north exposing the first story. The roof is hipped.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Charles County and Calvert County 

E – Calvert County and Dorchester County 

S – Northumberland County, Virginia and Westmoreland County, Virginia

W – Charles County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013