Welcome to Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogy Trails!
This county is in need of a dedicated host!
Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers
This is a continuation of our original
Illinois Genealogy Trails project
and we are excited about this opportunity to expand into other states. We welcome your feedback and comments, and of
course, your data contributions.
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The name of the county was derived from the barony of the Proprietor of the Maryland colony, Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd
Baron Baltimore, in County Longford, Ireland. The County Seat is Towson.
It should be noted that Baltimore County does not include the City of Baltimore, which was split off as an independent city in 1851.
The origin of Baltimore County is not known, the earliest known recordof the county politically is January 12, 1659, when
a writ was issued to its sheriff. Previously, Baltimore Countywas more known as a geographical entity than a political one, with its territorial limits
consisting of the presentday Baltimore City, Cecil and Harford Counties, as well as parts of Carroll, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Howard and Kent Counties.
In 1674, a portion of Baltimore County, as well as a portion of Kent County, was split off to form Cecil County.In 1748, a portion of Baltimore County, as
well as a portion of Prince George's County, was split off to form FrederickCounty. In 1773, Harford County was split off from Baltimore County. In 1837, a
part of Baltimore County was combined with a part of Frederick County to form Carroll County. In 1851 the city of Baltimore was detached from Baltimore County.
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