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Community profile: Annapolis, MD

  • The city boasts the most 18th-century brick buildings of any city in the U.S.
  • Annapolis has been incorporated as a city for more than 300 years.
  • The city has no rail transport.

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Referred to as the sailing capital of the world, Maryland's capital city of Annapolis is known for other attributes. Said to boast the most 18th-century brick buildings of any city in the U.S., Annapolis is home to the Maryland State House, which is topped by the largest wooden dome built without nails in the nation. The state house has been in continuous legislative use since 1779. [graphiq id="7WYoqeed7Zb" title="Annapolis, MD Profile" width="600" height="603" url="" link="" link_text="Annapolis, MD Profile | FindTheHome"] The city is roughly 32 miles from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is also home to the United States Naval Academy, which was founded in 1845. The academy is one of the city's top employers and has an enrollment that hovers around 4,600 mid shipmen. Nearby Preble Hall houses the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, which contains thousands of prints depicting European and...