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The Chronicles of St. Mary's

Since its first edition in 1953, the Chronicles of St. Mary's has published well-researched articles about the people, places, and events in St. Mary's County. Some issues are bound volumes, including table of contents and index. They are available for purchase at our Bookstore.

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Click Here to View a Sample Issue (Winter 2015)


Table of Contents: Searchable by Title and Authors:


1953 - 1999       2000 - 2019       2020 - Current


Purchase:  Remaining paper copies of the Chronicles, and some of the remaining bound volumes, may be purchased at the Society.  Individual issues may be purchased by non-members at $4.00 each at the Society's bookstore in Tudor Hall, Leonardtown.

View at the Research Library:  Researchers and visitors to the Society's research center at Tudor Hall may review the physical copies of the issues or view them online and make copies for a slight fee. The searchable subject and author index to the Chronicles may be used through the above links.


Search and Read Online: 
All back issues of The Chronicles of St. Mary's have been digitally scanned, and members of the Society may access these issues online as part of their membership. 

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Topics Covered in the Chronicles of St. Mary's

  • American Revolution
  • Archeology
  • Barns
  • Boats
  • Churches
  • Civil War
  • Counties
  • Genealogy
  • Diaries
  • Food
  • History
  • Geography
  • People
  • Records
  • Religion
  • Roads
  • Schools
  • Sports
  • Trees
  • War of 1812

Call For Papers


Have something you'd like to publish?

We welcome manuscripts relating to the people, events, places, and history of St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland or Maryland, may be submitted to our Editorial Committee for consideration in future issues. See Our Publication Guide