Princess Anne, Maryland is a very small town, with a population of about 2,000 people, located in southern Maryland in Somerset County. The town got its name from King George II, who named the spot after his daughter, Princess Anne of Great Britain. Most of the historic buildings in the area have been preserved, and the town has almost 300 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Princess Anne is also home to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, founded in 1886.
There is much to do and see in Princess Anne. Because of the town’s history, there are quite a few historic buildings and house museums, as well as walking tours. Many Federal and Victorian houses line the streets, all of which are protected and preserved to retain their original grace and charm. In October, the town celebrates its history with Olde Princess Anne Days where garden tours, craft demonstrations and music are abundant. There are also a lot of opportunities for shopping, particularly for who love antiques.
Prince Anne, Maryland is a town that was built on the original principles of this nation and still has the national as well as community pride that makes it a great place to retire.