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Created in 1666, Somerset county is the southernmost county in Maryland, located on the state's Eastern Shore.
It was named for Mary, Lady Somerset, the wife of Sir John Somerset and daughter of Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour.

The county seat is Princess Anne.

Cities, Towns and Unincorporated Areas

City of Crisfield (inc. 1872)
Town of Princess Anne (inc. 1733)
Chance -- Dames Quarter -- Deal Island -- Eden -- Fairmount
Frenchtown-Rumbly -- Mount Vernon -- Smith Island -- West Pocomoke

Online Data




Church Histories / Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Website Updates:
Nov 2014: WORLD WAR II ARMY & ARMY AIR FORCE DEAD & MISSING CASUALTY LIST - Biographies: George Robertson Dennis, John Dennis-Contributed by: A. Newell. Obituaries: E. M. Brooke, C. A. Costing, Colonel Thomas S. Hodson, Mrs. John M. Holmes, Jr., Dr. Daniel W. Jones, Mrs. Sarah A Miles, Frank C Quinn, Jr., William S. Stone, Mrs. Mary Tull, Robert P Whittington, James C. Woodland, & Captain John Stable; News - Marriage Announcements, McCauley-Coaton, Denny-Allen; Engagement Announcements - White - Fleming; Crime News: Deal's Island Homicide, Mingo; Misc. News Stories - Deal's Island High School, Receiver For Fairmount Store; Community News - Deal's Island Items, A Menacing Danger & Smith Island Out of Food - Contributed by:  Frances Cooley..
March 2014: MIlitary: 1883 Pensioners List - Transcribed by Sandi King
October 2011:  Bio-
Anne Ella Carroll - Transcribed by Therman Kellar
Nov 2010: Obit for ADAMS
Oct 2010: Bio for CARROLL
June 2010: Deeds for DRAPER and DAVIS; Biography of the HENRY family; Wills for HENRY family;
Biographical Information of Doctors Listed in The Medical Annals of Maryland, 1799-1899
Nov. 2, 2007: Marriages 1796-1800

Surrounding Counties:
Accomack, VA   --  Wicomico   --  Worcester


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