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Talbot County

Maryland, USA

 

 

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Introduction

 

     Talbot County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is bordered by Queen Anne's County to the north, Caroline County to the east, Dorchester County to the south, and the Chesapeake Bay to the west. As of 2000, the population was 33,812. It was named for Grace, Lady Talbot, the wife of Sir Robert Talbot, an Irish statesman, and the sister of Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore. Its county seat is Easton.  The founding date of Talbot County is not known. It certainly existed by February 12, 1661, when a writ was issued to its sheriff.    Founding Father John Dickinson was born in Trappe, as was Abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

     Talbot County, Maryland is one of the oldest centers of European settlement in the New World. Talbot County's long history has always been linked to the water that surrounds it. With over 600 miles of tidal shoreline, the most of any county in the United States, it retains a maritime flavor to an unusual degree. Like the Native Americans who moved through this area many centuries ago, European settlers were drawn to Talbot County's wealth of natural resources and profusion of waterways for ease in travel. Its first English settlers, arriving by boat in the 1630s, established tobacco plantations along the shores of the Choptank, Wye, Tred Avon, and St. Michaels, (now Miles) rivers, on the long stretch of Chesapeake Bay coast known as Bayside, and on its countless creeks and coves. By 1662, these settlers had formally created Talbot County. Boundary adjustments were made in 1706 with the establishment of Queen Anne's County to the north and again in 1773 with the creation of Caroline County to the east, resulting in the Talbot County of today.

 

 

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County Records 

·        Talbot County Register of Wills/ Clerk of Orphan's Court has Probate Records from 1668 and is located at the courthouse, 11 N. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601 - 0816

·        Talbot County Circuit Court Clerk has Land Records from 1662 and Marriage Records from earliest to 1919 and is located at the courthouse, 11 North Washington Street, Suite 16, Easton, MD 21601;

·        410-822-2611

·        There are a few online databases for Court, Land and Probate Records which include: Maryland Calendar of Wills, Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850 and Maryland Marriages, 1667-1899.

 

Libraries, Museums & Archives

·        Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum 

·        Family History Library Holdings      (Source: Family History Library)

·        The Maryland Room, Talbot County Free Library  Local History and Genealogy Special Collections

·        The Oxford Museum 

·        PERiodical Source Index Search  Talbot County, Maryland     (Source: PERiodical Source Index)

·        Talbot County Libraries      (Source: Public Libraries Library Directory)

·        USGenWeb Archives      (Source: USGenWeb)

 

Historical & Genealogical Societies

·          General Perry Benson Chapter  Easton (Source: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution)

·        Historical Society of Talbot County 

·        The Kitty Knight Chapter      (Source: United States Daughters of 1812)

·        Talbot County Historic Preservation Committee 

·        Upper Shore Genealogy Society of Maryland 

 

Historical Places

Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in TALBOT County

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National Battlefields

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surnames

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The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

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McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Eubanks;   Vanderford

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

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Easton

Easton

LOCATION:  Country: United States;   State: Maryland;   County: Talbot;   Place: Easton;

Coordinates/Map: 38° 46′ 18″ N, 76° 4′ 14″ W

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Talbot County

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Easton, Maryland

 

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DESCRIPTION:  The county town of Talbot County, first known as Talbot Courthouse and later as Easton, was known as the "East Capital" of Maryland because the Eastern Shore's courts and governmental offices were located there. Easton had the Shore's finest bank, its first newspaper, its first Federal offices, its first brick hotel.  The Third Haven Meeting House, the oldest Quaker meetinghouse, and one of the oldest places of worship in Maryland, is in Easton.

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INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  Easton Main Street;   Easton, Maryland - Local Info;

 

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Profiles for 176 cities, towns and other populated places in Talbot County Maryland

Map of Talbot County Maryland

Talbot County Physical, Cultural & Historic Features

Talbot County ZIP Codes | Area Codes

Talbot County Land - Property, Farms & Ranches   

 

Links To Populated Places Within This County

This county contains the following incorporated municipalities:

·        Easton (incorporated 1870)

·        Oxford (incorporated 1852)

·        Queen Anne (incorporated 1953) (This town is partly in Talbot County and partly in Queen Anne's County.)

·        Saint Michaels (incorporated 1804)

·        Trappe (incorporated 1827)

The Census Bureau recognizes the following census-designated places in the county:

·        Cordova

·        Tilghman Island

Other unincorporated areas include:

·        Bozman

·        Claiborne

·        McDaniel

·        Neavitt

 

·        Newcomb

·        Royal Oak

·        Sherwood

·        Wittman

·        Fairbanks

 

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·        Talbot County, Genealogy Forum

·        Talbot County, at Rootsweb

·        Cyndi's List - U.S. – Maryland - Localities

·        Linkpendium > Genealogy> Talbot County

 

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The Oxford – Bellevue Ferry at Oxford, Maryland

 

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