Queen Anne’s County has two hundred sixty-five miles of waterfront, much of that being the shores of Kent Island, which stands out from the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The first Anglo-European settlement in Maryland was on Kent Island on August 21, 1631. Stevensville, earlier known as Broad Creek, is one of the oldest towns still in exsistance.
Queen Anne’s County communities are desired living destinations with commercial activity concentrated in the unincorporated towns of Stevensville and Chester (better known as Kent Island) and Grasonville. Town Centers in our 8 incorporated towns (Centreville, Queenstown, Church Hill, Queen Anne, Sudlersville, Millington, Barclay and Templeville) provide elected representation, infrastructure, employment and a strong sense of community. Within our communities you can enjoy and explore historic sites, entertainment venues, farm markets, art galleries, local shops, breweries, wineries, distilleries and more!
Stevensville & Chester (Kent Island): begins at the eastern terminus of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and is famous for its waterfront villages/subdivisions, size-able concentration of international businesses, multiple business parks, the Stevensville Arts & Entertainment District, bike trails, hotels, restaurants, wedding venues, shopping, wineries, breweries and distilleries!
According to the 2010 United states Census the population counts are as follows:
Stevensville: 6,803 Chester: 4,167
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Truly representative of the Maryland lifestyle, Grasonville is a hub for our local waterman, family owned restaurants serving fresh seafood, overnight accommodations and outdoor recreation. Out of the 5.2 square miles of land, 20 acres are water. According to the 2010 United States Census, the population of Grasonville is 3, 425.
According to the 2010 United States Census, there were less than 700 people residing in this quaint and charming town. The largest attraction in town is the Queenstown Premium Outlets located directly off of Routes 50 and 301. The outlets are home to over 65 stores and bring in a large portion of business from travelers passing by.
According to the 2010 United States Census, the town is a total 0.13 square miles, and the population was a mere 222. Queen Anne is a pleasant town of residences and local rural commerce. The border between Talbot County and Queen Anne’s County runs through the middle of town.
Centreville (the County seat): has been the home to Queen Anne’s County Government since 1794. Centreville boast a beautiful historic downtown, waterfront park, restaurants, shops, and a Class A Business Park.
According to the 2010 United States Census, this incorporated town is home to under 4,500 residents, and made up of about 2.45 square miles of land.
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Northern Queen Anne’s County –The rural small towns of Barclay, Church Hill, Millington, Sudlersville and Templeville are known for their high concentration of farms, size-able industrial properties, and several large-scale manufacturing operations.
According to the 2010 United States Census town populations are as follows:
Barclay: 120 Sudlersville: 497
Church Hill: 745 Templeville: 138