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     Anne Arundel County is located in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is named for Anne Arundell (1615–49), a member of the ancient family of Arundells in Cornwall, England and the wife of Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore. Its county seat is Annapolis, which is also the capital of the state.

     The County was named for Anne Arundell, the daughter of Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, members of the ancient family of Arundells in Cornwall, England. She married Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore in 1627 or 1628.

Anne Arundel County was originally part of St. Mary's County in the Province of Maryland. In 1650, the year after Anne Arundell's death, the county separated and became the 3rd of 23 Maryland counties. Between 1654 and 1658, the county was known as "Providence County" by many of its early Puritan settlers.  Between 1694 and 1695, the capital of Maryland was moved from St. Mary's City in St. Mary's County to Annapolis in Anne Arundel County. Prior to the move, Annapolis was known as "Providence". Anne Arundel County originally included most of what was to become Howard County. In 1851, Howard County was broken off and made into the 21st county in Maryland.

     The following counties are found adjacent to Anne Arundel: Baltimore County (north); Calvert County (south); Kent County (northeast); Howard County (northwest); Prince George's County (southwest); Queen Anne's County (east); and Talbot County (southeast).

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Mary Culp Vinnell born here in 1787.

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LOCATION: Country: United States;     State: Maryland;     County: Anne Arundel County;      Local: N/A

Coordinates/Map: 38°58′22.6″N 76°30′4.17″W

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Annapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne Arundel County. It had a population of 38,394 at the 2010 census and is situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, 26 miles (42 km) south of Baltimore and about 29 miles (47 km) east of Washington, D.C.        The Anne Arundel County Court House, is located at 7 Church Circle, Annapolis.


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Anne Arundel County contains only two incorporated municipalities: the city of Annapolis, incorporated in 1708, and the town of Highland Beach, incorporated 1922.

Unincorporated areas are also considered as towns by many people and listed in many collections of towns, but they lack local government. Various organizations, such as the United States Census Bureau, the United States Postal Service, and local chambers of commerce, define the communities they wish to recognize differently, and since they are not incorporated, their boundaries have no official status outside the organizations in question. The Census Bureau recognizes the following census-designated places in the county:

  1. Arden-on-the-Severn
  2. Arnold
  3. Brooklyn Park
  4. Cape Saint Claire
  5. Crofton
  6. Crownsville
  7. Deale
  8. Ferndale
  9. Fort Meade
  10. Glen Burnie
  11. Green Haven
  1. Hanover
  2. Herald Harbor
  3. Hillsmere Shores
  4. Jessup (This CDP is shared between Howard and Anne Arundel counties.)
  5. Lake Shore
  6. Linthicum
  7. Londontowne
  8. Maryland City
  9. Mayo (also known as Edgewater)
  10. Odenton
  1. Parole
  2. Pasadena
  3. Pumphrey
  4. Riva
  5. Riviera Beach
  6. Selby-on-the-Bay
  7. Severn
  8. Severna Park
  9. Shady Side
  10. South Gate

Other unincorporated places not listed as Census-Designated Places but known in the area include:


  1. Annapolis Junction
  2. Beverly Beach
  3. Bristol
  4. Churchton
  5. Davidsonville
  6. Fairhaven
  7. Friendship
  8. Gambrills
  9. Galesville
  1. Germantown
  2. Gibson Island
  3. Hanover (a portion is also in Howard County)
  4. Harmans
  5. Harundale
  6. Harwood
  7. Jacobsville
  8. Lothian
  9. Millersville
  10. Orchard Beach
  1. Owensville
  2. Riverdale
  3. Russett
  4. Sherwood Forest
  5. Sudley
  6. Tracys Landing
  7. Waysons Corner
  8. West River
  9. Winchester-on-the-Severn
  10. Woodland Beach

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Historical Changes in the Boundaries of this County

     Conducting genealogical research in the United States requires an understanding of county boundaries.  As the population grew more counties were created to meet the public’s need for localized governments.  This phenomena was common in all states during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.  As such you must be sure that you are not looking for records in the wrong county or state.  

     The web-site for the Atlas of Historical County Boundary Project provides interactive maps for all states. This Atlas is meant to be a resource for people seeking records of past events, and people trying to analyze, interpret and display county-based historical data like Land Records, Probate Records, Court Records, Tax Records, and Vital Records that document birth, death, and marriage.   Listed below are the boundary changes for this county, the dates they occurred, as well as the government statute that decreed the change.  To see actual changes in a mapping format follow this LINK to the Atlas of Historical County Boundary Project .

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·                     29 Apr 1650 - ANNE ARUNDEL created from ST. MARYS. The county was centered on the settlement of Providence, but territorial limits were not otherwise specified. (Archives of Md., 1:292)

·                     03 Jul 1654 - ANNE ARUNDEL lost to creation of CALVERT; boundaries are estimated. (Archives of Md., 3:308)

·                     20 Oct 1654 - ANNE ARUNDEL renamed PROVIDENCE; PROVIDENCE gained from PATUXENT (now CALVERT). (Archives of Md., 1:341, 345, 347)

·                     24 Mar 1658 - [24 March 1657/1658] PROVIDENCE renamed ANNE ARUNDEL. (Archives of Md., 1:369)

·                     by 12 Jan 1660 - [by 12 January 1659/1660] ANNE ARUNDEL lost to creation of BALTIMORE. (Archives of Md., 1:381)

·                     06 Jun 1674 - ANNE ARUNDEL gained from CALVERT and non-county area. Boundary between ANNE ARUNDEL and BALTIMORE was redefined [no change]. (Archives of Md., 15:39)

·                     03 Apr 1698 - ANNE ARUNDEL exchanged with BALTIMORE. (Archives of Md., 22:147)

·                     31 May 1727 - ANNE ARUNDEL gained from BALTIMORE. (Archives of Md., 36:595)

·                     24 Feb 1824 - ANNE ARUNDEL lost to CALVERT. (Md. Laws 1823, ch. 183, sec. 1/pp. 125-126)

·                     18 Feb 1825 - Boundary between ANNE ARUNDEL and CALVERT was clarified [no change]. (Md. Laws 1824, ch. 193/p. 147)

·                     04 Jul 1851 - ANNE ARUNDEL lost to creation of HOWARD. (Md. Laws 1838, ch. 22, secs. 1, 4; Swindler, 4:413)

·                     29 Mar 1918 - ANNE ARUNDEL lost to Baltimore City (Ind. City). (Md. Laws 1918, ch. 82, sec. 1/p. 135)

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Our “Gen-Tool Kit” has been primarily designed for those researchers who may be traveling to this location to perform on-site studies of their family history, or to just visit some of the interesting historical sites located in the area.  It can be very satisfying to mix research with sightseeing at historical and scenic spots.  Such activity not only gives you an understanding of the land but a needed break from intense research sessions.  When visiting an ancestral county for genealogical research we’ve found that the three most important places to visit are the county courthouse; the county library; and the county historical and/or genealogical societies.  It is also good to plan ahead by contacting any site you intend visiting in order to ascertain where it is and when it will be open.  This is especially true with regard to historical and genealogical societies.  We hope that the following information will provide you with a better idea of what resources are available, within this county, to the family historian.


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·      Annapolis National Cemetery, MD 

·      Anne Arundel County  Transcription & Photo Project

·      Anne Arundel County Cemeteries 

·      Anne Arundel County Cemeteries USGenWeb Maryland Archive

·      Anne Arundel County Cemetery List

·      Anne Arundel County Cemetery Registration

·      Anne Arundel County, Maryland Cemeteries Project 

·      Cemeteries of Anne Arundel County 

·      Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, MD 

·      Maryland Gravestone Photo Project  Anne Arundel Co.

·      United States Naval Academy Cemetery & Columbarium

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National Register of Historic Places listings in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

·      Annapolis & Anne Arundel County History

·      Anne Arundel County Area History 

·      Anne Arundel County Beginnings 

·      Anne Arundel County Bibliography 

·      Anne Arundel County Historical Markers 

·      Anne Arundel County History

·      Four Rivers  The Heritage Area of Annapolis

·      A history of Anne Arundel County in Maryland  1905

·      Annapolis History

·      Annapolis City

·      Annapolis, Maryland

·      Highland Beach Town

·      Highland Beach, Maryland

·      Allegany and Anne Arundel County Tornadoes

·      Annapolis, Maryland Weather History

·      Annapolis, MD Episcopal Church Fire, Feb 1858

·      Annapolis, MD Fire, Feb 1917

·      Annapolis, MD fire, Oct 1883 

·      Annapolis, MD Sailboat Accident, Jun 1910

·      Annapolis, MD Train Wreck, Jun 1908

·      Annapolis, MD Trolley Cars Collide, June 1908

·      Anne Arundel County Storms

·      Eastport, MD shipyard fire, Aug 1918

·      Hacketts Point, MD Drowning, Jun 1905

·      Mago Vista, MD Firecracker Kills Man, July 1939

·      Nr. Annapolis, MD C-119 Crashes On Take-Off, Mar 1954

·      Patapsco, MD Train Wreck, Jun 1905

·      Thomas Point, MD Schooner HERBERT D. MAXWELL Sunk, Mar 1912

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Libraries, Museums & Archives

·      Annapolis Maritime Museum 

·      Anne Arundel County Libraries

·      Banneker Douglass Museum, Annapolis 

·      Captain Salem Avery House Museum 

·      Charles Carroll House of Annapolis 

·      Family History Library Holdings

·      Fort George G. Meade Museum

·      Hammond-Harwood House

·      Historic Hancock's Resolution

·      Historic London Town & Gardens 

·      PERiodical Source Index Search

·      Steward Colonial Shipyard 

·      William Paca House & Garden

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Maps and Gazetteers

·      Annapolis, Maryland 1920

·      Anne Arundel County – 1895 U.S. Atlas

·      Anne Arundel County 1860 Wall Map

·      Anne Arundel County Gazetteer 

·      Anne Arundel County Post Offices 

·      Anne Arundel County Post Offices  1846

·      Anne Arundel County Topo Maps and Aerial Photos

·      Baltimore and Anne Arundel County 1878

·      From Annapolis to Bladensburg, 62  1789

·      From Philadelphia to Annapolis Md, 60  1789

·      From Philadelphia to Annapolis Md, 61 

·      Hagerstown, Annapolis, Frederick City  1873

·      Map of Anne Arundel County  1916

·      Maryland Forest Areas by Commercial Type  1915

·      Quad List of Annapolis, Maryland 

·      Quad List of Asbury, Maryland 

·      Quad List of Pawtuxent, Maryland 

·      Road from Philadelphia to Washington  1802

·      Road from Philadelphia to Washington  1802

·      Tiger Map Server Browser 

·      Topographical atlas of MD: counties of Anne Arundel & Prince George-1873

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County Records


·      Anne Arundel County Bibles 

·      Anne Arundel Co. Census Records

·      Anne Arundel County Census Records

·      Anne Arundel County Federal Census Index

·      Maryland Records, Vol. I  1776 Census of Anne Arundel Co.

·      1790 Federal Census  Anne Arundel County

·      M 32-9: Maryland  Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, and Calvert Co.

·      United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850  Anne Arundel Co.

·      United States Census, 1850  Anne Arundel County

·      United States Census, 1870  Anne Arundel County

·      Census Search  Anne Arundel County

·      1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War  Anne Arundel Co.

·      United States Census, 1900  Anne Arundel County

·      Anne Arundel County on Reel 844 – 1930 U.S. Census

·      Anne Arundel County on Reel 845 – 1930 U.S. Census

·      Anne Arundel County Court Records 

·      Livingston's Law Register, 1851  Anne Arundel Co. Lawyers

·      Annapolis City Directory, 1910 

·      Annapolis City Directory, 1924 

·      Anne Arundel County, Maryland City, Town, and Rural Directories

·      Anne Arundel County Will and Probate Documents

·      Anne Arundel County Wills and Estate Records 

·      Records of the field offices for the states of MD & DE, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, & Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872

·      Anne Arundel County Land Records

·      Anne Arundel County Land Records

·      Anne Arundel County Land Records since 1653

·      Anne Arundel County Military Records

·      Anne Arundel County Military Records

·      Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services, 1841  Anne Arundel Co.

·      List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883  Anne Arundel Co., MD

·      NAF Annapolis, Maryland History

·      Anne Arundell County, Maryland  World War II Casualties

·      Anne Arundel County – Newspaper Abstracts

·      Chronicling America  Anne Arundel County

·      Guide to Maryland Newspapers

·      Maryland Gazette, 1728-1839

·      Anne Arundel County Obituaries

·      Anne Arundel County Obituaries and Death Notices

·      The Capital  Recent obituaries
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·      Obituary Index  Individuals born in Anne Arundel Co.

·      St. John's College Unofficial Alumni Homepage 
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·      Anne Arundel County– African American History

·      Doughoregan Manor (The House of Kings) – African American History

·      Homewood Plantation – African American History

·      Poplar Knowle – African American History

·      United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850  Anne Arundel Co.

·      Index to the Assessment of 1783 – Tax Records  

·      Anne Arundel County Vital Records

·      Anne Arundel County, Marriage Notices

·      Early Birth Records

·      United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850  Anne Arundel Co.

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Societies (Historical & Genealogical)

·      Ann Arrundell County Historical Society

·      Anne Arundel Chapter  Crownsville (DAR)

·      Anne Arundel Genealogical Society

·      Capt. James I. Waddell, CSN Camp 1608, Annapolis Sons of Confederacy

·      Deale Area Historical Society

·      Fort Severn Chapter  Severna Park (DAR)

·      Galesville Heritage Society 

·      The Governor William Smallwood Chapter- U.S. Daughters of 1812

·      Historic Annapolis Foundation

·      Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation

·      Peggy Stewart Tea Party Chapter  Annapolis (DAR)

·      Shady Side Rural Heritage Society 

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