Place:Charles, Maryland, United States

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NameCharles
Alt namesCharlessource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.483°N 76.983°W
Located inMaryland, United States     (1658 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Charles County is a county located in the southern central portion of the U.S. state of Maryland, and a part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 146,551. The county seat is La Plata. This county was named for Charles Calvert (1637–1715), third Baron Baltimore.

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History

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Charles County was created in 1658 by an Order in Council. There was an also an earlier Charles County from 1650 to 1653, sometimes referred to in historic documents as Old Charles County.

In April 1865, John Wilkes Booth made his escape through Charles County after shooting President Abraham Lincoln. He was on his way to Virginia.

On April 28, 2002, a tornado cut through the County and destroyed much of downtown La Plata.

The county has a number of properties on the National Register of Historic Places. Among which, are the distinguished Green Park and the historical Pleasant Hill, home of the Green and Spalding Families.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1658 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1658 Land records recorded 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

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 20,613
1800 19,172
1810 20,245
1820 16,500
1830 17,769
1840 16,023
1850 16,162
1860 16,517
1870 15,738
1880 18,548
1890 15,191
1900 17,662
1910 16,386
1920 17,705
1930 16,166
1940 17,612
1950 23,415
1960 32,572
1970 47,678
1980 72,751
1990 101,154

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to Charles 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.charlescounty.org


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