Welcome to Dorchester County, Maryland
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Settlers from England began to claim lands in the mid 1600 s under land grants from Lord Baltimore and by 1669 Dorchester County was recognized as a County. It was named for the Earl of Dorset, a family friend of the Calverts (the founding family of the Maryland colony).

The county seat is Cambridge

In 1773 a part of Dorchester County, together with a portion of Queen Anne's County, was taken to form Caroline County.





Census Records

Church Records

Cities and Towns

County History

Death Records

Land Records

Marriage Records

Military Data

Newspaper Gleanings


Wills and Probate Documents

Website Updates:
March 2014: Military: 1883 Pensioners List - Transcribed by Grace Greenwald
February 2014: Bio:
Judge William H. Stewart - Transcribed by Genealogy Trails Staff
Oct 2012: Bio - MURRAY, William Vans - . Transcribed by Richard Ramos
Apr 2012: Death Notice: Mary Fish, News: Explosion at Charles Smith's Store
Mar 2011: Marriages From the Journal of American Ancestry Genealogy
Oct 2010: Births, Marriages, Land, Will/Probate, Quaker Records for STEPHENS/STEVENS

Surrounding Counties
Caroline County (north)
Sussex County, Delaware (northeast)
Wicomico County (east)
Somerset County (southeast)
Talbot County (northwest)

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