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The County Courthouses and Records of Maryland -- Part 2: The Records
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There is fortunately little to be said about the records of Garrett County. Both man and
nature have been kind. There have been no wars or rumors of wars in Western Maryland
since this county was created. Neither has there been fire nor flood. Finally, the clear un-
polluted mountain air is by far safer for records than any air-conditioning system yet devised
by man. The searcher is fortunate to find full sets of records in every record-keeping agency.


In Volume I, I stated that the contractor for the second courthouse was W. A. Liller. The
weight of the evidence was for "W. A." and not "W. H." Liller, but there was a difference of
opinion. Since that time we have found in the office of the Clerk of Court the Record of Pro-
ceedings, Minutes of Meetings, Accounts of Commission, Miscellaneous Records of Court
House Commission. There the name is clearly given as Wm. A. Liller. We also learned that
the exact day the Courthouse Commission turned the building over to the County Commis-
sioners was December 7, 1908 and that the architect J. Riley Gordon was a member of the
New York City firm of Gordon, Tracy and Swartaut.

Circuit Court

LAND AND MORTGAGE RECORDS, 1873--. Beginning in 1892, Land Records and Mort-
gage and Chattel Records were recorded in separate volumes, but in same series. In 1947,
Chattel Mortgages were established as a separate series. C.H. 1873--. L.O. 1949--, microfilm.

INDEX TO DEEDS, 1873--. Cottco Universal. C.H. 1873--. L.O. 1873-1946. H.R. 1873-1963,

INDEX TO REAL ESTATE MORTGAGES, 1873--. Cottco Universal. C.H.

INDEX TO LAND RECORDS, 1873--. Campbell. C.H. 1873--. H.R. 1873-1963, microfilm.



REPORTS OF TAX SALES, 1906--. Each volume indexed. C.H.

JUDGMENT RECORDS, 1873--. Record of proceedings in equity cases, including foreclosures,
trustees' sales, partition suits and final ratifications. C.H.

INDEX TO JUDGMENT RECORDS, 1873--. Campbell. Also serves as index to real estate
cases in Court Dockets. C.H.

COURT DOCKET, 1873--. Also contains Court Minutes. Each volume indexed by names of
plaintiff and defendant. C.H.

INDEX TO CRIMINAL COURT, 1873--. Campbell. Indexed by name of defendant. C.H.

STET DOCKET, 1874--. Beginning in 1904, civil and criminal cases are in separate volumes.
Each volume indexed. C.H.



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