CAROLINE COUNTY, MARYLAND

[County Seal, Caroline County, Maryland] Origin: Caroline County was created in 1773 from Dorchester and Queen Anne's counties (Chapter 10, Acts of 1773). Lady Caroline Eden (c.1745-1792)gave her name to the County. She was the wife of Maryland's last colonial governor, Robert Eden (1741-1784); the daughter of Charles Calvert, 5th Lord Baltimore; and the sister of Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord Baltimore.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Queen Anne's County; east by Delaware; south by Dorchester County; west by Talbot County.
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County Seat: Denton, MD 21629
Form of Government: Code Home Rule since 1984
Population: 1990 census: 27,035; 2000 census: 29,772; 2010 census: 33,066


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[photo, Caroline County Courthouse, 109 Market St., Denton, Maryland]


Caroline County Courthouse, 109 Market St., Denton, Maryland, August 2016. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


websites:
Career Center: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/caro/
Chesapeake College: www.chesapeake.edu/
Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/circuit/caroline/index.html
Corrections Dept.: www.carolinemd.org/131/Corrections
County Commissioners: www.carolinemd.org/132/County-Commissioners-Office
County Government: www.carolinemd.org/27/County-Government
District Court: www.mdcourts.gov/district/directories/courtmap.html#CAROLINE
Economic Development Corp.: www.carolinebusiness.com/
Elections Board: www.carolinemdelections.org/
Emergency Services Dept.: www.carolinemd.org/181/Emergency-Services
Ethics Commission: www.carolinemd.org/204/Ethics-Commission
Finance Office: www.carolinemd.org/177/Finance
Health Dept.: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/CAROLINECOUNTY/Pages/home.aspx
Human Resources Office: www.carolinemd.org/135/Human-Resources
Information Technology Dept.: www.carolinemd.org/136/Information-Technology
Law Office: www.carolinemd.org/137/Office-of-Law
Library: http://carolib.org/
Planning & Codes Dept.: www.carolinemd.org/138/Planning-Codes
Public Schools: www.cl.k12.md.us/
Public Works Dept.: www.carolinemd.org/139/Public-Works
Purchasing & Procurement Office: www.carolinemd.org/140/Purchasing-Procurement
Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.carolinemd.org/141/Recreation-Parks
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/caroline.html
Sheriff's Office: www.carolinesheriff.net/
Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/caroline-county/
State's Attorney: www.carolinesao.org
Tax Office: www.carolinemd.org/142/Tax-Office
Tourism Office: http://tourcaroline.com/
Zoning Appeals, Board of: www.carolinemd.org/253/Zoning-Appeals-Board-of

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