Maryland is bounded on its north by Pennsylvania, on its west by West Virginia, on its east by Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean, and on its south, across the Potomac River, by West Virginia and Virginia.
The mid-portion of this border is interrupted by Washington, D.
The Baltimore County area northward was used as hunting grounds by the Susquehannocks living in the lower Susquehanna River valley who "controlled all of the upper tributaries of the Chesapeake" but "refrained from much contact with Powhatan in the Potomac region." Pressured by the Susquehannocks, the Piscataway tribe of Algonquians stayed well south of the Baltimore area and inhabited primarily the north bank of the Potomac River in what is now Charles County and southern Prince George's County south of the Fall Line.
European colonization of Maryland began with the arrival of an English ship at St. Europeans began to settle the area further north, beginning to populate the area of Baltimore County, The colonial General Assembly of Maryland created the Port of Baltimore at old Whetstone Point (now Locust Point) in 1706 for the tobacco trade.
Newton High School has required students to read the book since at least the early 1980s.
Challenged in the Normal, Illinois Community High Schools in 2003 because the book contains "racial slurs, profanity, violence, and does not represent traditional values." An alternative book, was offered but rejected by the family challenging the novel.
Retained in the Greencastle-Antrim, Pennsylvania tenth-grade English classes .
Maryland possesses a variety of topography within its borders, contributing to its nickname America in Miniature.
It ranges from sandy dunes dotted with seagrass in the east, to low marshlands teeming with wildlife and large bald cypress near the Chesapeake Bay, to gently rolling hills of oak forests in the Piedmont Region, and pine groves in the Maryland mountains to the west.