1880 Election Districts for Allegany County

From History of Western Maryland, J. Thomas Scharf, Vol II, 1882

District #1
Orleans District
Beginning at the mouth of Pusley Run, on the Potomac River; thence down and with the meanderings of said river to the mouth of Sideling Hill Creek; thence up and with Sideling Hill Creek to the Pennsylvania line; thence with the said Pennsylvania line west to the top of Green Ridge at the intersection with the line of Flintstone District; thence with the top of Green Ridge to the present division line between Oldtown and Orleans; thence crossing the Oldtown road leading from Hancock to Cumberland at Mrs. Cart's; thence down and with the Pusley Run to the Potomac River near Col. Thomas Greenwell's farm, the place of beginning.
District #2
Old Town District
Beginning at the end of Nicholas Mountain (known as Martin's Mountain), on the bank of the Potomac River, opposite a brick house on the Virginia side, known as Slagel's old house; thence running down with the meanderings of the Potomac River to the mouth of Pusley Run, on Greenwell's farm, and including said farm; thence up and with said Pusley Run, and crossing the old road at Mrs. Cart's, on Caspar Yngen's farm, and including said Mrs. Cart's; thence reversing the line of Orleans District up and with the top of Green Ridge to the Johnson Pack Horse road, and at the intersection with the lines of Flintstone District; thence with said Johnson Pack Horse road to where said road crosses Big Run; thence with straight line to the top of Polish Mountain at the south end of a farm formerly belonging to Weaver Barnes, deceased; thence to Peters' Run, and with it to Town Creek; thence with Town Creek to Bear Wallow or Hollow, and with said Hollow to the head of the same; thence with a straight line to Lost Knob, or Warrior Mountain; thence by a straight line to where the Murley Branch road crosses Twigg's Hill; thence by a straight line to where the Williams road crosses Nicholas Mountain; thence with the top of said mountain to the place of beginning.
District #3
Flintstone District
Beginning at the Pennsylvania line on the top of Martin's Mountain; thence with the top of said mountain to the Williams road crosses Nicholas (known as Martin's Mountain); thence with a straight line to where the Murley Branch road crosses Twigg's Hill; thence with a straight line to the head of Bear Hollow; thence with Bear Hollow to Town Creek; thence with Town Creek to Peter's Run; thence with Peter's Run to the top of Polish Mountain, at the south end of a farm formerly owned by Weaver Barnes, deceased; thence with a straight line to where Johnson's Pack Horse road crosses Big Run; thence with said Pack Horse road to the top of Green Ridge, intersecting with the lines of Orleans District; thence with the lines of Orleans District and with the top of Green Ridge to the Pennsylvania line; thence with the Pennsylvania line west to the place of beginning.
District #4
Cumberland
Canal District
Beginning at the bridge over Will's Creek on Baltimore Street, and running thence with the centre of Baltimore Street and with the centre of the National pike to the line of Flintstone District, No.3; then with the line of said Flintstone District, and with the line of the Old Town District, No. 2 to the Potomac River, nearly opposite a 'brick house' in Virginia known as 'Slogle's Old House;' then westerly with the Potomac River and Will's Creek to the place of beginning. [This is the July 6, 1875 amended metes and bounds of District #4.]
District #5
Cumberland
Will's Creek District
Beginning at the viaduct of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad over Will's Creek, and running thence with the centre of said Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to Bedford Street, thence with the centre of Bedford Street with the centre of Bedford road to the Pennsylvania line, and with said line westerly to Will's Creek; thence down with said creek to the place of beginning.
District #6
Cumberland
River District
Beginning at the bridge over Will's Creek between Baltimore and Washington Streets, in Cumberland; thence up and with the meanderings of Will's Creek to the Pennsylvania line; thence with said Pennsylvania line west to the Mt Savage District line; thence with the eastern line of said district to the line of East Frostburg District, No. 12, and with a part of the eastern line of Lonaconing District to the intersection with the line of Rawling's Station District, No. 7, on the top of Davis Mountain [probably should be Dan's Mountain]; thence with a straight line to the head of Warrior Run; thence with said run easterly to the Potomac River, about one-half mile below Brady's mill, and nearly opposite Seymour's house, on the Virginia Side of said river; thence down with the Potomac River to the mouth of Will's Creek; thence up with Will's Creek to the place of beginning.
District #7
Rawling's Station District
Beginning at the mouth of Clay Lick Run, at the west end of Fort Hill on the North Branch of the Potomac River; thence running westerly and with said Clay Lick Run to the top of Dan's Mountain; thence north with the top of Dan's Mountain to the line of Cumberland River District, No. 6, at the head of Warrior Run; thence with said run, and with the division line of District N. 6, easterly to the Potomac River, about one half-mile below Brady's Mill, and nearly opposite Seymour's house, on the Virginia side of said river; thence up with the meanderings of the Potomac River to the mouth of Clay Lick Run, the place of beginning.
District #8
Westernport District
Beginning at the mouth of Clay Lick Run, at the west end of Fort Hill, on the North Branch of the Potomac River; thence up and with the Potomac River to the Garrett County Line; thence with the Garrett County line to where said line crosses Mill Run; thence with Mill Run to the mouth thereof; thence south twenty-six degrees east through the lines of James Morrison, John Morrison's heirs, Emory Duckworth's heirs, and Alton C. Duckworth's lands to the forks of Stony Run; thence following the south fork of Stony Run and water-shed thereof to the top of Dan's Mountain; thence with the line of Rawling's Station District and with Clay Lick Run to the place of beginning.
District #9
Barton District
Beginning at Mill Run on the Garrett County line and running with said Mill Run to the mouth thereof; thence south twenty-six degrees east through the lines of James Morrison and heirs of John Morrison, heirs of Emory Duckworth and Alton C. Duckworth's lands to the forks of Stony Run; thence following the south fork of Stony Run and water-shed thereof to the top of Dan's Mountain; then with the top of Dan's Mountain to the present existing line of Lonaconing District; thence with said line westerly to the mouth of Laurel Run; thence up and with Laurel Run to the Garrett County line; thence with the Garrett County line southwesterly to the place of beginning.
District #10
Lonaconing District
Beginning at a point on the Garrett County line where said line crosses Laurel Run, and running thence down with the meanders of said Laurel Run to George's Creek; thence up the centre of said George's Creek to the line of Frostburg District, No. 11, at the mouth of Wright's Run; thence up with said Wright's Run to the Garrett County line, and with said line to the place of beginning.
District #11
Frostburg District
Beginning on the Garrett line at the northwest corner of Lonaconing District, No. 10, and running with the lines of said Lonaconing District and with Wright's Run easterly to the centre of the so-called Legislative, or New County road, leading from Barrelville to Westernport; thence with said road northerly to its intersection with Bowery Street, in the town of Frostburg; thence with the centre of said Bowery Street to the National turnpike; thence with the centre of the National turnpike westerly to its intersection with the aforesaid Legislative road leading from Barrelville to Westernport; thence with said Legislative road northerly to the present existing line of Mt Savage District; thence with the line of Mt Savage District to the Garrett County line; thence with said Garrett County line to the place of beginning.
District #12
East Frostburg District
Beginning at a point on the so called Legislative, or New County road, leading from Barrelville to Westernport, at the southeast corner of District No. 11, and on the line of Lonaconing District No. 10, and running thence with the lines of said Lonaconing District by a straight line to the mouth of Matthew's Run; thence up and with Matthew's Run easterly and with the line of said Lonaconing District to the top of Dan's Mountain; thence with the top of Dan's Mountain northerly to the Red, or Rock Hill on the National turnpike; thence with the top of Piney Mountain to the present existing line of Mount Savage District; thence with the line of said Mount Savage District westerly through the lands of Josiah Porter, and on the north side of Hansell's old mill to the centre of the aforesaid Legislative road from Barrelville to Westernport; thence with the centre of said road southerly to the centre of the National turnpike, nearly opposite the McCulloh house in Frostburg; thence with the centre of said National road to it intersection with Bowery Street; and with the centre of Bowery Street by a straight line to the centre of the aforesaid Legislative road from Barrelville to Westernport; and with the centre of said road southerly to the place of beginning.
District #13
Mount Savage District
Beginning on the Garrett County line and at the northwest corner of Frostburg District, No. 11, and running thence with the lines of Districts No. 11 and 12, crossing the so-called Legislative road leading from Barrelville to Westernport on the north side of Hansell's old mill, easterly to the top of Piney Mountain; thence with the west line of Cumberland River District, No. 6, northerly, crossing the Cumberland and Somerset plank-road on the east side of the old red house to the Pennsylvania line; thence with the Pennsylvania line west to the Garrett County line; thence with the Garrett County line to the place of beginning.
District #14
Cumberland
Central District
Beginning at the bridge over Will's Creek on Baltimore Street, and running thence with the centre of Baltimore Street and with the centre of the National pike to the line of the Flintstone District, No. 3, and with the Pennsylvania line and with said line west to the Bedford road, and with the centre of said road to Bedford Street, and with the centre of said street to its intersection with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and with the centre of said railroad to the viaduct of said Baltimore and Ohio Railroad over Will's Creek, and thence down with said creek to the place of beginning.
District #15
East Lonaconing District
Beginning at the mouth of Laurel Run where said run empties into George's Creek; thence up with said George's Creek to the line of Frostburg District, No. 11, and East Frostburg District, No. 12, eastwardly to the top of Dan's Mountain; thence with the top of Dan's Mountain southwest to the line of Barton District, No. 9; thence with the line of said Barton District, No. 9, westerly to the mouth of Laurel Run to the place of beginning.