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African American Data
Deeds & Land Records
Wills & Probate Records
March 2014: Military Records: 1883 Pensioners - Transcribed by Grace Greenwald
June 2013: News-Marriage: Bryan- Clagett - Transcribed by Erica Beatty
Apr 2012: News: Mr. Bolton Catches Eagle
Oct 2011: Biography: William Brent - Contributed by Therman Kellar; Biography: Joseph Lancaster Brent - Transcribed
by Andrea Stawski Pack
APR 2011: 1821 Court News, HAMILTON-SPALDING marriage announcement - Contributed by K. Torp
Nov 2010: STONE, HANSON, LEIDLER, SMITH, FOWKE, MCPHERSON, LEE, HOPKENSON, HARRISON, HAWKINS, CHAPMAN, COURTS,
DAVIS, LEE, DENT, HAMMOND obit; MILLER-WEBSTER, LINGAN-HANSON marriage announcements
2010: WPA Slave Narrative
County was created in 1658 by an Order in Council. It is not to be confused with an earlier Charles County
(1650-1653) known as Old Charles County. The County was named for Charles Calvert (1637-1715), 3rd Lord Baltimore.
Calvert lived in Maryland from 1661 until he returned to England in 1684. He was Proprietor of the Maryland
colony from 1675 to 1689, when he lost his right to govern. From 1692 until Calvert's death in 1715, Maryland
was governed as a royal colony.
[Source: Charles County, Maryland, Government]
Land Area: 461 square miles
Water Area: 182 square miles
Total Area: 643 square miles
(2000); 140,764 (2008)
[Source: U. S. Census Bureau]
Indian Head (incorporated 1920)
La Plata (incorporated 1888)
Port Tobacco Village (incorporated 1888)
Unincorporated Census-Designated Places
Bennsville -- Bryans Road -- Hughesville -- Potomac Heights -- Saint Charles
Other unincorporated places not listed as Census-Designated Places but known in the area include:
Bel Alton -- Benedict -- Bryantown -- Cobb Island -- Dentsville -- Faulkner
-- Ironsides -- Issue -- Malcolm -- Marbury -- Morgantown -- Mount Victoria -- Nanjemoy -- Newburg -- Pisgah --
Pomfret -- Pomonkey -- Popes Creek -- Ripley -- Rison -- Rock Point -- Swan Point -- Welcome -- White Plains
St. Mary's County (southeast)
Fairfax County, Virginia (northwest)
King George County, Virginia (south)
Prince William County,
Stafford County, Virginia (west)
Westmoreland County, Virginia (southeast)
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