Place:Calvert, Maryland, United States


NameCalvert
Alt namesCalvertsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Patuxentsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.55°N 76.583°W
Located inMaryland, United States     (1654 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Calvert County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. It occupies the Calvert Peninsula which is bordered on the east by the Chesapeake Bay and on the west by the Patuxent River. Calvert County is part of the Southern Maryland region. Calvert County's residents are among the highest median household-income in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 88,737. Its county seat is the town of Prince Frederick, Maryland.

The county's name is derived from the family name of the Barons of Baltimore, the proprietors of the English Colony of Maryland.

Calvert County is one of the several Maryland counties that make up part of the Washington Metropolitan Area or the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

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History

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First settled as part of Charles County (much larger than the present-day Charles County, Maryland) around 1650, it was renamed. Patuxent County was established in 1654 by an Order in Council. In 1658 the county was renamed Calvert County. It is one of the older counties in Maryland, after St. Mary's County, Kent County and Anne Arundel County.

Once made up primarily of farms and tobacco fields, the county was/is slowly claiming its place as a fast-growing exurban neighbor of Washington. Many home prices have nearly quadrupled in the past decade, with many four-bedroom homes in the northern half of the county averaging over $1,000,000. The popular weekend resort towns Solomons, Maryland, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland and North Beach, Maryland are notable.

The county has a number of properties on the National Register of Historic Places.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1654 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1882 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 8,652
1800 8,297
1810 8,005
1820 8,073
1830 8,900
1840 9,229
1850 9,646
1860 10,447
1870 9,865
1880 10,538
1890 9,860
1900 10,223
1910 10,325
1920 9,744
1930 9,528
1940 10,484
1950 12,100
1960 15,826
1970 20,682
1980 34,638
1990 51,372

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Calvert County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.co.cal.md.us


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