About Calvert County

Calvert County is the smallest county in Southern Maryland; but it is one of the fastest growing counties in the State. Located only 46 miles from Washington D.C., it retains its rural character and agrarian roots, offering good schools, a clean environment and a high quality of life.

Calvert is a peninsula, bounded by the Chesapeake Bay on the east and the Patuxent River on the west. Steep cliffs and woods predominate on the bay side while along the Patuxent, rolling fields slip gently down to the river. Bayside Calvert Cliffs are part of the seabed of the Miocene Epoch, 17 million years ago.  Fossil remains of the sea's inhabitants still remain.

The County's many creeks provide refuge for wildlife as well as scenic areas for boating and fishing. Containing approximately 219 square miles, the County is nine miles wide at its widest point, and 35 miles from the Anne Arundel line to Solomons Island.  

Visit our Scenic Photo Gallery for pictures of our beautiful county.

For more information on Calvert County visit the Calvert County webpage.