Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Calvert, St. Mary's, and Charles Counties
The Southern Region is part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain and includes a large segment of the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Unlike the Central Region above it, it is more similar in topography to the Eastern Shore. This area has been used for farming since colonial times, particularly for growing tobacco. The farmland and climate are good for growing corn, wheat, and hay. Water is a dominant feature of the landscape, creating forested wetlands and salt marshes, and shaping barrier islands and bay complexes. There are also many rivers and streams.