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== History  ==
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*Durham was created a new county on the previously neglected oceanside of the [[Maryland|Maryland]] Colony on 22 October 1669.<ref name="WCMA">Reginald V. Truitt, and Millard G. Les Callette, ''Worcester County Maryland’s Arcadia'' (Snow Hill, Md.: Worcester County Historical Society, 1977), 39. (Book {{FHL|975.221 H2t}}; Fiche {{FHL|6087644}}]). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3016672 WorldCat entry].</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 [[Maryland|Maryland]], and [[Pennsylvania]]).<ref name="WCMA" />  
*Durham was created as a county of Maryland 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;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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*47 new land grants for [[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>Truitt and Callette, 43.</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 Netherlands, and then by Maryland, and Pennsylvania).<ref>Ibid.</ref>  
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*In 1738 [[Maryland|Maryland]] recognized the claim of [[Pennsylvania]] to the lower three counties on the Delaware River (now the [[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>Truitt and Callette, 43-48.</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. [FHL book 975.221 H2t; fiche 6087644]</ref>  
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*In 1738 Maryland recognized the claim of Pennsylvania to the lower three counties on the Delaware (now the State of Delaware) including what was once all of Durham County, or later part of old Worcester County, Maryland.<ref>Ibid., 43-48.</ref>
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Reginald V. Truitt, and Millard G. Les Callette, Worcester County Maryland’s Arcadia (Snow Hill, Md.: Worcester County Historical Society, 1977), 39. (Book FHL 975.221 H2t; Fiche FHL 6087644]). WorldCat entry.
  2. Truitt and Callette, 43.
  3. Truitt and Callette, 43-48.