Welcome to Your Calvert, a guide to what’s going on in Calvert County MD. Did you know, Calvert is one of the smallest counties in Maryland?
The Chesapeake Bay to the east, the Patuxent River to the west, and the District of Columbia (D.C.) to the north are just a few reasons why so many people call this hidden gem their home. It’s easy to see why Calvert is called the “jewel of the Chesapeake.”
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History & Culture
Calvert County was first spotted in 1608 by Captain John Smith during his expedition of the Chesapeake Bay. It wasn’t established until 1654 and is one of the oldest counties in the United States. The county was invaded during the Revolutionary War.
Calvert County has a long tradition of farming dating back to before the civil war when tobacco was the primary cash crop. In recent years tobacco has almost all but disappeared. Farms and older barns can be seen throughout the county and provide a nice glimpse of history.
Presently, a large part of the local economy and recreation depend on bodies of water that are on the east and west sides of the county. Maryland is known for their Maryland Blue Crabs, oysters, and fish.
When it comes to water recreation you can’t beat the beaches, fishing, crabbing, boating, and all the other benefits that places like Chesapeake Beach, North Beach, and Solomons provide.
Calvert County has four distinct seasons – spring, summer, fall, winter. Technically we are classified subtropical.
The average summer temperatures are in the mid to high 70s and we see many days in the 80s – 90s. The average winter temperatures are in the 30s and we see about 20 inches of snow a year. The yearly precipitation average is 43 inches per year.
Overall, this is fantastic weather and makes for a nice diversity!
Calvert County some of the best public and private schools in all of Maryland. Some of these schools have obtained Blue Ribbon status and most recently Calverton, the local private school, obtained IB World School status.
In addition, the College of Southern Maryland is a credible community college that has been on a path of constant expansion to provide for the community. Calvert is also a short distance to many four year universities including University of Maryland College Park (Go Terps), University of Maryland Baltimore County, Towson University, Frostburg State, and more.
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About Your Calvert Founder Clif Bridegum
Your Calvert was founded by Clif, with one “f” not two, Bridegum.
Clif is a Calvert County native that has lived here his whole life and currently resides in southern Calvert.
Clif owns a small business, Your Digital Salesman, helping companies and organizations with their website design, social media, search engine optimization, and mobile marketing.
Clif started Your Calvert out of his passion for Calvert County and to discover new things to do all the while sharing them with you.
Clif is married to the most amazing woman! They have a super smart lab puppy and a cool cat. Some of his other interests include traveling, playing sports, and watching movies.
I live here, I work here, and I play here!
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