Durham County, Maryland

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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
*Durham was created a new county on the previously neglected oceanside of the [[Portal:Maryland|Maryland]] Colony on 22 October 1669.<ref>Reginald V. Truitt, and Millard G. Les Callette, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3016672&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results Worcester County Maryland’s Arcadia] (Snow Hill, Md.: Worcester County Historical Society, 1977), 39. [FHL book 975.221 H2t; fiche 6087644]</ref>  
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*Durham was created a new county on the previously neglected oceanside of the [[Portal:Maryland|Maryland]] Colony on 22 October 1669.<ref>Reginald V. Truitt, and Millard G. Les Callette, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3016672&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results Worcester County Maryland’s Arcadia] (Snow Hill, Md.: Worcester County Historical Society, 1977), 39. [FHL book 975.221 H2t; fiche 6087644]</ref>  
*Durham County, Maryland was in what is now southern [[Kent County, Delaware|Kent County]], and northern [[Sussex County, Delaware|Sussex County, Delaware]] (claimed for a short while by [[New Netherland|New Netherland]], and then by [[Portal:Maryland|Maryland]], and [[Portal:Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]]).<ref>Ibid.</ref>  
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*Durham County, Maryland was in what is now southern half of [[Kent County, Delaware|Kent County, Delaware]], and northern half of [[Sussex County, Delaware|Sussex County, Delaware]] (claimed for a short while by [[New Netherland|New Netherland]], and then by [[Portal:Maryland|Maryland]], and [[Portal:Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]]).<ref>Ibid.</ref>  
 
*47 new land grants for [[Portal:Maryland|Maryland]] were granted in Durham County as late as 1682, although Durham County should have been incorporated into [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|old Worcester County, Maryland]] in 1670.<ref>Ibid., 43.</ref>  
 
*47 new land grants for [[Portal:Maryland|Maryland]] were granted in Durham County as late as 1682, although Durham County should have been incorporated into [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|old Worcester County, Maryland]] in 1670.<ref>Ibid., 43.</ref>  
 
*In 1738 [[Portal:Maryland|Maryland]] recognized the claim of [[Portal:Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] to the lower three counties on the Delaware River (now the [[Portal:Delaware|State of Delaware]]) including what was once all of Durham County, or later part of [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|old Worcester County, Maryland]].<ref>Ibid., 43-48.</ref>
 
*In 1738 [[Portal:Maryland|Maryland]] recognized the claim of [[Portal:Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]] to the lower three counties on the Delaware River (now the [[Portal:Delaware|State of Delaware]]) including what was once all of Durham County, or later part of [[Worcester (old) County, Maryland|old Worcester County, Maryland]].<ref>Ibid., 43-48.</ref>

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History

Sources

  1. Reginald V. Truitt, and Millard G. Les Callette, Worcester County Maryland’s Arcadia (Snow Hill, Md.: Worcester County Historical Society, 1977), 39. [FHL book 975.221 H2t; fiche 6087644]
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid., 43.
  4. Ibid., 43-48.