clear space clear space clear space white space
A
 r c h i v e s   o f   M a r y l a n d   O n l i n e
  Maryland State Archives | Index | Help | Search search for:
clear space
white space
Gazetteer of Maryland (1941)
Volume 478, Page 242   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS
clear space clear space clear space white space

ORIGIN OF NAMES OF COUNTIES
IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER




Land
Area in



Date of

square

Counties

Origin of Name

formation

miles

St. Mary's....

In honor of the Virgin Mary. the landing having been made on the




Feast of the Annunciation.................................. ................ ......

1637

365.04

Kent

After the English county . ...................................... ..

1642

283.36

Anne Arundel....

After the Lady Anne Arundel. wife of Cecilius. second Lord




Baltimore . ..... . ... ..................

1650

419.90

1654

216.65

Charles .............

After Charles. Lord Baltimore.........................................................................................

1658

457.78

Baltimore ...

From the Proprietary's Irish Barony (Celtic bilte mor; i.e. the




large town)... .......................................................................................................

1659

605.09

Talbot .....

After Grace Talbot. daughter of George. first Ix>rd Baltimore..................

1661

271.82

Somerset ......

After Mary Somerset. sister of Lord Baltimore...............................................

1666

334.89

Dorchester .......

After Earl Dorset. a family friend of the Calverts..........................................

1668

580.94

Cecil ...............

After the forename of the second Lord Baltimore..............................................

1674

351.22

Prince George's.

After Prince George of Denmark ................................

1695

486.17

Queen Anne's.

After Queen .Anne of England..............................................................................................

1706

375.36

Worcester ...

After the Earl of Worcester...................................................................

1742

482.54

Frederick ....

After Frederick. heir apparent...................................

1748

664.74

Caroline .........

After Lady Calvert, sister of the Lord Baltimore.................

1773

322.06

Harford ...

After Henry Harford, last. Proprietary ...........................

1773

442.75

Washington .....

After General Washington...............................................................................

1776

458.47

Montgomery .

A f tfir General Montgomery .................................................................... ...........

1776

497.04

Allegany ...

From Oolikhanna; i.e. beautiful stream....... ........................ .

1789

425.16

Carroll .....

After Charles Carroll of Carrollton ..........................

1836

452.78

Howard ............

After Col. John Eager Howard, the elder . ..

1851

252.88

Wicomico .....

After the river of that name. from wicko. house. and mekee. build-




ing; i.e. referring to an Indian tnwn on the banks . ........

1867

378.37

Garrett ...

After John W Garrett ... ........ . ..........

1872

658.68

Reference:

Maryland Geological Survey. Vol. VI.





 

clear space
clear space
white space

Please view image to verify text. To report an error, please contact us.
Gazetteer of Maryland (1941)
Volume 478, Page 242   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS


This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.


Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!


[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

An Archives of Maryland electronic publication.
For information contact mdlegal@mdarchives.state.md.us.

©Copyright  October 31, 2014
Maryland State Archives