The History of How Maryland’s Counties Got Their Shapes and Names

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Did you know that St. Mary’s County was all of Maryland at one time? Or that today’s Calvert County began as Charles County? The article gives a fascinating history as to how Maryland’s counties came to be.

According to the article,

Most of Maryland’s counties would be named after people, specifically friends and family of the Lords Baltimore. “Maryland is going for personal names. People are behind Maryland county designations,” [Henry] Miller said, for the most part.

Visit to find out how every county in Maryland got its name and shape.