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Other cities/towns: Solomons

Commonly known as Solomons Island, the tiny Calvert County community of Solomons is reached via the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge from St. Mary's County. First settled in 1680 as Bourne's Island at the mouth of the Patuxent River, the community was a major center for troop training during World War II. Its many marinas, shops and historic sites, especially the Calvert Marine Museum, make it a popular tourist attraction. --Chris Kaltenbach solomonsmaryland.comColby Ware, Baltimore Sun