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Caroline County, Maryland
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Caroline County, Maryland Facts

Caroline County

When was Caroline County, MD Created?
Caroline County was created on June 15, 1773 from Dorchester County and Queen Anne's County . This county was named in honor of Lady Caroline Eden, daughter of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore.

What is the County Seat of Caroline County, MD?
The County Seat is located in Denton additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Caroline County, MD?
Bordering Counties are Queen Anne's County (north), Talbot County (west), Dorchester County (south), Kent County, Delaware (east), Sussex County, Delaware (southeast).

What cities and towns are in Caroline County, MD?
Cities and towns located in the County include Denton (incorporated 1802), Federalsburg (incorporated 1823), Goldsboro (incorporated 1906), Greensboro (incorporated 1826), Henderson (incorporated 1949), Hillsboro (incorporated 1853), Marydel (incorporated 1929), Preston (incorporated 1892), Ridgely (incorporated 1896), Templeville (incorporated 1865).

Caroline County, MD Vital Records

Where can find Caroline County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

Caroline County vital records can be found at the Maryland Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from August 1898, has marriage records from January 1990 and has divorce records from January, 1992. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Maryland for current fees and application process.

State of Maryland Archives files, stores, and issues certified copies of vital records including Birth certificates from 1898 for Maryland counties and since 1875 for Baltimore City, Death certificates prior to 1969 and Marriage certificates since 1640 for events that occurred in Maryland.

You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for Maryland Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Verification, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Caroline County, MD Census Records

What Caroline County, MD census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Caroline County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Caroline Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Caroline Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Caroline Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

Another state census is the Maryland Colonial Census of 1776. There is free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Maryland Census Records Research Guide.

Caroline County, MD Courthouse and Government Records

Caroline County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Caroline County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Caroline County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Maryland Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Caroline County, MD Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Caroline County, MD?
A list of Caroline County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Maryland Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Caroline County, MD Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Caroline County, MD?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Caroline County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is simply a listing that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

Caroline Co. MD Books, Newspapers & Publications

Caroline Co. MD Cemeteries & Church Records

Caroline Co. MD Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Caroline Co. MD Immigration & Naturalization

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Caroline Co. MD Military Records

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