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The center of population of Maryland is located on the county line between
Howard County and Anne Arundel County, in the unincorporated town of Jessup.
Howard District was formed in 1838 by the splitting of Anne Arundel. It had the same status as a county except
for not being represented in the Maryland General Assembly. In 1851, it became an official county.
The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and later the fifth Governor
The county seat is Ellicott City
Its largest community is Columbia
Howard County has no incorporated municipalities.
We're looking to add the following types of data to this
Death notices and obituaries
Bios: Fathers VEROT and PIOT
Death Notices for James Frame and Mary Vernay
St Paul's Church and Parish Shepherds of the Flock (Church History and Bios);
U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War, Howard County; Korean War Casualty List;
Cemeteries of Howard County;
Newspaper articles: Mob Hangs a Murderer; Many Injured by Building's Collapse
ST. PAUL’S CHURCH AND PARISH, ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND: ITS ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT: A SKETCH transcribed by Jan Grant;.
1840-41 Marriage Records;
WORLD WAR II ARMY & ARMY AIR FORCE DEAD & MISSING CASUALTY LIST;
Military: 1883 Pensioners - transcribed by A. Newell
Bio - MURRAY, Robert - Transcribed by Richard Ramos
Bio of Gen. Robert Murray, Arthur Gorman, ex-slave Tom Randall, Henry Davis, Richard Warfield;
Marriage announcement for WILL-HARDINGE
Feb 2010: Newspaper EVENT story
Aug 2009: Elliott City Postcards
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* Baltimore County (northeast)
* Carroll County (north)
* Frederick County (northwest)
* Montgomery County (west)
* Prince George's
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