CAROLINE COUNTY, MARYLAND

[County Seal, Caroline County, Maryland] Origin: Caroline County was created in 1773 from Dorchester and Queen Anne's counties (Chapter 10, Acts of 1773). Lady Caroline Eden (c.1745-1792)gave her name to the County. She was the wife of Maryland's last colonial governor, Robert Eden (1741-1784); the daughter of Charles Calvert, 5th Lord Baltimore; and the sister of Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord Baltimore.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Queen Anne's County; east by Delaware; south by Dorchester County; west by Talbot County.
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County Seat: Denton, MD 21629
Form of Government: Code Home Rule since 1984
Population: 1990 census: 27,035; 2000 census: 29,772; 2010 census: 33,066


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[photo, Caroline County Courthouse, 109 Market St., Denton, Maryland] Caroline County Courthouse, 109 Market St., Denton, Maryland, October 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

websites:
Career Center: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/caro/
Chesapeake College: www.chesapeake.edu
Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/circuit/caroline/index.html
Corrections Dept.: www.carolinemd.org/131/corrections
County Government: www.carolinemd.org/governmt/
Economic Development Corp: www.carolinebusiness.com/
Elections Board: www.carolinemdelections.org/
Emergency Services Dept.: www.carolinedes.org/181/emergency-services
Health Dept.: www.carolinehd.org
Library: http://carolib.org
Planning, Codes, & Engineering Dept.: www.carolinemd.org/138/planning-codes
Public Schools: www.cl.k12.md.us/
Public Works Dept.: www.carolinemd.org/governmt/pubworks/139/public-works
Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.carolinerecreation.org/141/recreation-parks
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/caroline.html
Sheriff: www.carolinesheriff.net/
Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?p=204
State's Attorney: www.carolinesao.org

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