Welcome to Leonardtown & St Mary's County
Look for a rock in front of the nearby circuit courthouse (Courthouse Dr & Washington); legend has it that Moll Dwyer, a local 'witch,' froze to death while kneeling on said rock and cursed the town with her dying breath. Her faint knee imprints are supposedly still visible in the stone.
Maryland's status as a border state between the North and South is evident in the square's onsite World War I memorial, divided into 'white' and 'colored' sections. The most fascinating county attraction is Historic St Mary's City, a sprawling living history museum that recreates the state's first capital, which was once a busy port town. Scattered parks and islands, plus a few paddling trails, round out the appeal.