Ridge, Maryland
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church
Ridge is located in Maryland
Coordinates: 38°07′09″N 76°22′26″W / 38.11917°N 76.37389°W / 38.11917; -76.37389Coordinates: 38°07′09″N 76°22′26″W / 38.11917°N 76.37389°W / 38.11917; -76.37389
Country United States
State Maryland
County St. Mary's
18 m (59 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)301 and 240
GNIS feature ID594897[1]

Ridge is an unincorporated community in St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States. Bard's Field was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[2] It is near the southernmost tip of the western shore of Maryland, known as Point Lookout, has bodies of water on both sides, and has two popular seafood restaurants. A historically black Roman Catholic church is here, which formerly had a parochial school.[1]

Oblate Sisters of Providence

The Oblate Sisters of Providence, an African American order of Catholic Nuns, maintained a convent associated with St. Peter Clavers Catholic Church and worked with the local African American Catholic community in the first half of the 20th century. They also helped to run a local Catholic High school.

Notable person

Louise Daniel Hutchinson, a historian of African American history, was born in Ridge.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Ridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  3. ^ "Louise Daniel Hutchinson Interviews". Record Unit 9558. Smithsonian Institution Archives. Retrieved 20 April 2012.