Queen Anne’s County was created in 1706. The County was named for Queen Anne (1665-1714), who ruled Great Britain and Ireland from 1702 to 1714. During Queen Anne’s reign, Maryland was governed as a royal colony rather than as a proprietary province.
Queen Anne’s, also known as Maryland’s gateway to the Eastern Shore, is located just 43 miles from Washington D.C., Queen Anne’s County is uniquely accessible by land, air and water. Escape the hectic monotony of everyday life by escaping to the Bay’s Eastern Shore. Embraced by over 200 miles of panoramic waterways, and graced with acres of pastoral rural landscape, Queen Anne’s offers a relaxing environment in which one may find peace of mind. It is a place where captivating sunsets illuminate the rural landscape, the maritime industry thrives, the seafood is fresh, and the waterfront views are endless.