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County Courthouse

225 North Center St.
Westminster, MD 21157


  • Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton (he signed this way) (1737-1832), the last surviving signer of Declaration of Independence.

Parent County

  • 1837--Carroll County was created 19 January 1837 from Baltimore and Frederick counties by taking the following hundreds from Baltimore County: North Hundred, Pipe Creek Hundred, Delaware Upper Hundred, Delaware Lower Hundred and from Frederick County: Pipe Creek Hundred, Westminster Hundred, Unity Hundred, Burnt House Hundred, Piney Creek Hundred, and Taneytown Hundred.  County seat: Westminster.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

  • Taneytown
  • Westminster
  • Hampstead
  • Manchester
  • Mount Airy
  • New Windsor
  • Sykesville
  • Union Bridge
  • Alesia
  • Carrollton
  • Carrolltowne
  • Detour
  • Eldersburg
  • Finksburg
  • Frizzelburg
  • Gaither
  • Gamber
  • Greenmount
  • Harney
  • Henryton
  • Keymar
  • Jasontown
  • Lineboro
  • Linwood
  • Louisville
  • Mayberry
  • Mexico
  • Middleburg
  • Millers
  • New Mexico
  • Patapsco
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Silver Run
  • Union Mills
  • Uniontown
  • Woodbine
  • Woodstock

Neighboring Counties

Baltimore | Frederick | Howard | Pennsylvania counties: Adams | York


Cemeteries Cemetery Listings for Carroll County, MD. Includes contact information for many cemetaries in the county and volunteer contributed index lists for many of them.


Federal Census reports available 1840-1930 including slave and veterans schedules.


Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in the Carroll County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions.




Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Carroll County Deed Books (1837-present) have been uploaded to their website: MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Local Histories



Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Carroll County on page 127.]
War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Maryland, Carroll County, pp. 140-142. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]




Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].


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