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Maryland Local Newspapers

Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state that is known as both the Old Line State and the Free State. General George Washington bestowed the name “Old Line State” and associated Maryland with its regular line troops, the Maryland Line, who served in many Revolutionary War battles. On November 1, 1864, Maryland was first recognized as a “Free State”. And on that day, the Maryland Constitution of 1864 took effect, by its provisions, slavery within the State’s borders was abolished and Maryland became a free state. Maryland also has the top 10 daily and weekly newspapers: