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County Information
Carroll County was created in 1837 from parts of Baltimore and Frederick Counties
It was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), signer of the American Declaration of Independence.
Its county seat is Westminster

Westminster (incorporated 1818)
Taneytown (incorporated 1836)
Sykesville (incorporated 1904)

Manchester (incorporated 1834)
New Windsor (incorporated 1843)
Union Bridge (incorporated 1872)
Hampstead (incorporated 1888)
Mount Airy (incorporated 1894)*

(This town is partly in Carroll County, partly in Frederick County, Montgomery County and Howard County.)


Online Data







County Records

Census Data


Death Records


Family Bibles


Historical Postcards








Website Updates:
May 2014: 1883 Pensioners List - transcribed by Sharon Witt
July 2012: Obit -
Mrs. Jane Longwell
June 2012: News - Marriages: HENDRIX-MURRAY
April 2012: Death Notice: John G. Grohp
May 2011:Pickett Obituary
June 2010: KOONTZ-FEASER marriage; Miscellaneous News Item for CARROLL
Apr 2010: Obit for CULP
Feb 2010: Marriage Announcement for

Surrounding Counties
Baltimore     Frederick     Howard

Adams, PA     York, PA

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