Brief History of Carroll County, Maryland

Origin: Carroll County was formed in 1837 from the western part of Baltimore and the eastern part of Frederick Counties (Chapter 256, Acts of 1835; confirmed by Chapter 19, Acts of 1836, which was passed January 19, 1837). So if you are interested in the era before 1837 please check Baltimore County or Frederick County Sources and Information. Carroll County includes what were in 1800 the North Hundred, Pipe Creek Hundred, Delaware Upper Hundred and Delaware Lower Hundred of Baltimore County. It included the Pipe Creek, Westminster, Unity, Burnt House, Piney Creek, and Taneytown Hundreds of Frederick County. The County was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), Revolutionary War statesman and a Maryland signer of Declaration of Independence.

        County Seat: Westminster, MD 21157
        Form of Government: County Commissioners
        Population
                1990 census: 123,372
                2000 census: 150,987

 

Carroll County has 14 Election District, which were formed as follows:

District#

Name

Year Formed

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#1

Taneytown

1837

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#2

Uniontown

1837

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#3

Myers

1837

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#4

Woolery

1837

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#5

Freedom

1837

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#6

Manchester

1837

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#7

Westminster

1837

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#8

Hampstead

1837

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#9

Franklin

1837

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#10

Middleburg

1852

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#11

New Windsor

1856

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#12

Union Bridge

1872

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#13

Mount Airy

1888

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#14

Berrett

1910

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