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 DATA

African American Data

Birth Records

Cemeteries

Death Records

Family Bible
Records

Military Pensions

Obituaries

Wills & Probate Records

Biographies

Census Records

Church
Records

Deeds & Land Records

Military Records

Newspapers

 Website Updates:
January 2015: Updated 1850 Mortality Schedule
December 2014: Death Records: 1850 Mortality Schedule; Bios: DENT, George - transcribed by A. Newell, BRAWNER, Pembroke Augustine - transcribed by Kim Mohler
NOV 2014; WORLD WAR II ARMY & ARMY AIR FORCE DEAD & MISSING CASUALTY LIST
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 Background

Charles 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]


Current Statistics

Land Area:  461 square miles
Water Area:  182 square miles
Total Area:  643 square miles

Population:  120,546 (2000); 140,764 (2008) 
[Source:  U. S. Census Bureau]


Cities
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 -- Waldorf

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 -- W

 

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Calvert County (east)
Prince George's County (north)
St. Mary's County (southeast)
Fairfax County, Virginia (northwest)
King George County, Virginia (south)
Prince William County, Virginia (west)
Stafford County, Virginia
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Westmoreland County, Virginia (southeast)


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