Welcome to the Town of Ridgely’s official site

Ridgely was established on May 13, 1867 by the Maryland and Baltimore Land Association in Reverend Greenbury Ridgely’s grain field.  Laid out beside the first railroad to enter Caroline County.

Ridgely’s present day tree-lined streetscape of Victorian homes maintains a village-like atmosphere with a pleasant blend of commerce, industry, residential development and an abundance of historic legacy.

Public Announcements

  • MADGE THOMAS 105MADGE THOMAS 105-1

     

    CELEBRATING 105 YEARS WITH MADGE THOMAS ON OCTOBER 11, 2014

  • It has come to our attention that there is an email circulating about the Best of Ridgely awards.

    Unfortunately, the Town of Ridgely does not run an award program. Should you see this email, please ignore it as it is probably SPAM.

    We apologize for any confusion.

     

    Thank you!

  • Visitors Center                     

    WATCH FOR INFORMATION ON THE “RIDGELY QUILT CHALLENGE” SPONSORED BY

    RIDGELY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

     

     

  • 2014 RIDGELY Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

     

     

    2014 Ridgely CCR

     

  • Welcome to Ridgely Sign 2013

  • Clerk of the Year 2013

    Please join us in congratulating our very own Clerk of the Year – Mrs. Stephanie Berkey. Check out the Summer 2013 edition of The Chesapeake magazine presented by Maryland Rural Water for all of the Award Recipients at their 23rd Annual Conference!

     

  • Town Seal

    THE TOWN OF RIDGELY IS CURRENTLY UPDATING OUR RECORDS FOR EMERGENCY CONTACT (SHOULD THE NEED PRESENT ITSELF) AND WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD CONTACT THE TOWN HALL (410) 634-2177 TO VERIFY WE HAVE THE MOST UPDATED CORRECT INFORMATION.  IF THE HOUSE IS A RENTAL, WE NEED BOTH TENANT AND LANDLORD INFORMATION.

    THIS INFORMATION IS COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY, BUT WITH OUR NEW WATER METER SYSTEM - IF THERE IS A LEAK WE CAN SEE IT WITHIN A DAY AND FORWARD THAT INFORMATION OVER TO YOU ASAP.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

  • PLEASE JOIN ME IN CONGRATULATING MISS ELLA KEATON, A 4TH GRADE STUDENT IN MS. MELISSA COUNCELL’S CLASS AT RIDGELY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. SHE IS THE DISTRICT TWO WINNER OF THE “IF I WERE MAYOR I WOULD….”, ESSAY CONTEST. SHE WON FIRST PLACE OUT OF ABOUT 2400 ENTRIES. THE STAFF AND COMMISSIONERS OF THE TOWN OF RIDGELY WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ELLA, HER FAMILY AND TEACHER FOR A JOB WELL DONE! HER ESSAY READ:

    “If I were mayor, I would want the town to be safe and a clean place. I would make sure that people would clear the dirty roads. I would also do that so people would think that it’s a nice place to live and they will stay here. I would want people to recycle so things can be reused. To keep people safe I would have police men and fire fighters ready to do their jobs. I also want more businesses so then more people would get what they need. I would build more businesses and then more people would come live here for the jobs and money. The people in the town will help recycle the trash to make the town clean. They will help pick up the trash from the roads and the parks. The schools will be safe and they will be kept very clean. I would have prople come to the schools and help the kids out. I would make a program that if people want to help clean up they will sign up and they will help keep it a better environment. If I were mayor I would help my town be clean, healthy, and nice place to live and prople would like to live there to. If I were mayor I would do the best to make my town a better place. I would want to be mayor for Ridgely because it’s a nice place to live and I like it there a lot so if I make these changes it would be a better place to live in for people.”

    Submitted By: Ella Keaton, Ridgely Elementary School

Community

Community

Present day Ridgely is a pleasant blend of commerce, industry and residential development, with its abundant historic legacy much in evidence at every turn.
Government

Government

Check out the Government section of our site for current and past agendas, minutes, meet the Commissioners and more.
What To See & Do

What To See & Do

Find out about everything Ridgely has to offer including our Annual Strawberry Festival.