capital of Md., on Chesapeake Bay: site of U.S. Naval Academy
Origin of Annapolisafter Anna, Princess, later Queen, + Classical Greek polis, city
The capital of Maryland, in the central part of the state on an inlet of Chesapeake Bay south-southeast of Baltimore. Settled in 1649, it was the site of the Annapolis Convention in 1786, which led to the federal Constitutional Convention of 1787. The US Naval Academy, founded in 1845, is in Annapolis.