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Guide to Calvert County Maryland genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Calvert County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Calvert County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maryland
Location of Maryland in the U.S.
Facts
Founded July 30, 1650
County Seat Prince Frederick
Courthouse
Address Calvert County Courthouse
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: 410-535-1600
Calvert County Website


Contents

Calvert County Maryland Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Calvert County, Maryland Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1898 1812 1898 1800 1654

 


Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, court and land records from 1882.
Register of Wills has probate recordfrom 1882,
earlier records available at State Hall of Records. [1]

Calvert County Maryland History

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  • Originally named Patuxent County.
  • Renamed 22 October 1669 for the Calvert family, the Lords Baltimore, the proprietors of Maryland.

Parent County

  • 1650--Calvert County was created 30 July 1650 from the old Charles County which was created 3 October 1850 and discontinued 28 September 1653. The new Charles County which is located west was created 13 April 1658.
    County seat: Frederick.[1]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Maryland county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Maryland County Boundary Maps" (1637-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1882 Courthouse fire destroyed most of the records.[2]


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