Carroll History

March 26, 2006

1836: County is formed

Carroll County was created from parts of Baltimore and Frederick counties by an act of the General Assembly on March 25, 1836.

News of the vote was rushed from Annapolis to Westminster by a courier on horseback. The new county did not formally begin business until early the next year, after another vote by a newly elected legislature, according to the terms of the law that created the county, House Bill 269.

[ Source: The Sun archives and Carroll County Maryland: A History 1837-1976 by Nancy M. Warner. Research by Paul McCardell, Sun researcher]

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