Place:Talbot, Maryland, United States

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NameTalbot
Alt namesTabbot Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS24013057
Talbotsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Talbott Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS24013057
Talbut Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS24013057
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.767°N 76.083°W
Located inMaryland, United States     (1661 - )
Contained Places
Census-designated place
Tilghman Island
Inhabited place
Anchorage
Arcadia Shores
Ashby Park
Avalon
Aveley
Avonvue
Barber
Beechwood
Bellevue
Belmont Landing
Bloomfield
Bonfield
Bozman
Bristolwood
Broad Creek Farms
Bruceville
Calvert Terrace
Canterbury
Carrolls Addition
Carters Plains
Cedar Point
Chapel Station
Chapel Woods
Chaple
Chilcutt
Claiborne
Clearview
Clifton
Colonial Heights
Cooks Hope
Copperville
Cordova
Cove View
Crabapple Court
Crescendo
Crofton
Deep Harbor
Dolvin
Doncaster
Dover Acres
Easton
Edgeview
Ellenborough
Elston Shores
Fairbank
Fausley
Ferry Point
Forest Gardens
Frankford
Georgia Woods
Gilnock Hall
Glebe Villa
Glenwood Heights
Goldsborough
Golton
Grace Creek
Gullwing Villas
Hambleton
Hampton
Harmony
Harper
Higgins
High Banks
Holly Harbor
Holly Oaks
Idlewild
Indian Harbor
Ingleton
Island Acres
Ivytown
Kingston Landing
Kirkham
Kitty Corner Park
Kittys Corner
La Trappe Heights
Lednums Corner
Leeds Landing
Lewistown
Llandaff
Lloyd Landing
Locust Grove
Londonderry
Longwoods
Loves Folly
Madison Place
Mallard Point
Manadier
Martingham
Matthews
McDaniel
Mecklenburg
Mill Creek
Mill Run
Morgans Neglect
Mount Pleasant Farms
Mount Pleasant
Mulberry Hill
Mulberry Point
Neavitt
Newcomb
Newtown Square
Newtown
North Bend Woodland
North Easton
North Glenwood
North Point
Nutcracker Point
Oaklands
Old Villa
Oxford
Patrick Plains
Peach Blossom Heights
Peach Orchard
Peachblossom
Pennsfield
Poplar Hill
Porters Pride
Providence Landing
Providence
Quail Hollow
Rays Point
Rice Land
Rio Vista
Riser Place
Riverside
Rolles Beach
Rolph Landing
Ross Farm Woods
Royal Acres
Royal Oak
Sailors Retreat
Saulsbury
Sherwood
Skipton
Solitude
South Beechwood
South Pennsfield
Springfield
St. Michaels
Stoney Ridge
Swan Haven
Swan Villas
Talbot Village
Tappers Corner
Thanksgiving
The Bachelor Point Harbor
Third Haven Heights
Tilghman Island Beach
Tilghman
Trappe Landing
Trappe Station
Trappe
Tricfield
Tunis Mills
Tunis
Unionville
Valliant
Walkertown
Waverly
West Galloway
Williamsburg
Windyhill
Wittman
Woodland Farms
Wye Heights
Wye Mills
Yorke
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Talbot County is a county located in the heart of the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is bordered by Queen Anne's County to the north, Caroline County to the east, Dorchester County to the south, and the Chesapeake Bay to the west. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,782. It was named for Lady Grace Talbot, the wife of Sir Robert Talbot, an Anglo-Irish statesman, and the sister of Lord Baltimore. Its county seat is Easton.

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History

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The founding date of Talbot County is not known. It existed by February 12, 1661, when a writ was issued to its sheriff.

In 1667 the 1st meeting of Commissions was held in the home known as Widow Winkles on the Skipton Creek near the town of York. The town of York was vacated once the court house was to be built on Armstrongs Old Field in 1709 near Pitts' Bridge. The new court house designated due to the fact that York was too far north in the county once Queen Anne's County received their charter and was lopped off of Talbot County. Pitts' Bridge was just north of the Quaker Meeting House, but most importantly, it faced the Indian trail (Washington Street - Easton).


After the American Revolutionary War in 1786, Act to Assemble in Annapolis appointed John Needles to survey and "to erect a town in Talbot County to be called Talbottown" - laying out a town around then existing court house with 118 number parcels of land and designated streets, alleys and lanes. Talbottown was to be know as the county seat of Easton.[1] Another Act was passed in 1789 to build a larger court house on the site of the old one. This court house was completed in 1794 and today parts of it still stand today inside of the present court house.[1]

Lt. Col. Tench Tilghman, Gen. George Washington Aide-De-Camp was born on Fausley in Talbot County on December 25, 1744. He died on April 18, 1786 and is buried in Oxford, Maryland On the momunment at the grave site, an inscription reads: Tench Tilghman Lt. Col. in the Continental Army And Aid de-camp of Washington Who spoke Him thus: He was in Every Action in which the Main Army was concerned a great part of the Time. He refused to receive Pay. While lying no man could be more Esteemed and since dead none more Lamen ted than Col. Tilghman. No one bad imbibed Sentiments of greater Friendship for Him than I had done. He left as Fair a Reputation as Ever belonged to a Human Character. Died April 18, 1786 Aged 42

On his actually grave an inscription reads In memory of Col. Tench Tilghman who died April 18, 1786 in the 42nd year of his age. Very much lamented. He tool an early and active part in the great contest that secured the Independence of the United Stated of America. He was an Aide-de-Camp to His Excellency General George Washington Commander in Chief of the American Armies and was Honoured with his Friendship, Confidence and he was one of those whose merit were Disinguised and Honourable Reward By the Congress But Still more to his Praise He was a Good Man

Founding Father John Dickinson was born in Trappe; the abolitionist Frederick Douglass was born into slavery near Tuckahoe Creek. A Statue of Frederick Douglass stand in front of the Talbot County Courthouse.

The first established hospital on the Eastern Shore was near McDaniel at Dr. Absolom Thompson farm, the old Mary's Delight Farm.

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

Timeline

Date Event Source
1661 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1662 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 13,084
1800 13,436
1810 14,230
1820 14,389
1830 12,947
1840 12,090
1850 13,811
1860 14,795
1870 16,137
1880 19,065
1890 19,736
1900 20,342
1910 19,620
1920 18,306
1930 18,583
1940 18,784
1950 19,428
1960 21,578
1970 23,682
1980 25,604
1990 30,549

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Talbot 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.taalbgov.org/


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