Baranggay Sta. Maria was first inhabited by Mansakas  in the year 1960’s. It is abundant in ornamental and ritual plants such as Elumea, betel leaf pepper, turmeric, Gabi-gabi, kalipay and draecena.

Barangay Sta. Maria’s main source of income are basket, duyan, broom ang  banig. They are also famous for their delicious delicacies; luyang and tabidak.