Admission to Statehood: 28 April 1788
The history of Maryland included only Native Americans until Europeans, starting with John Cabot in 1498, began exploring the area. The first settlements came in 1634 when the English arrived in significant numbers and created a permanent colony. In 1776, during the American Revolution, Maryland became a state in the United States.
State Flower: Black Eyed Susan
State Tree: White Oak
State Bird: Baltimore Oriole