Ridgely, MD


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Ridgely is a town in Caroline County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,352 at the 2000 census. Its main ZIP code is 21660, but is assigned eight other "216" zip codes due to its status as a home to fulfillment companies that receive and ship mail-in offers. The primary phone exchange is 634 and the area code is 410. Maryland Route 480 bisects the town. Pelican Airport serves the area also. Ridgelyites boast of the widest main street of any town in Maryland; it was once considered "The Strawberry Capital" and still holds a Strawberry Festival each May. Its rural nature was in 2009 threatened by a proposed federal security training facility nearby, but plans were scrapped in 2010.
Ridgely is located at 38°56′42″N 75°53′1″W / 38.945°N 75.88361°W / 38.945; -75.88361 (38.944896, -75.883489).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.