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Encyclopedia > Carroll County, Maryland
Carroll County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the USA highlighting Maryland
Maryland's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1837
Seat Westminster
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,172 km² (452 mi²)
1,163 km² (449 mi²)
8 km² (3 mi²), 0.72%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

150,897
130/km² 
Website: www.carr.org

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. Image File history File links Carroll. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Maryland_highlighting_Carroll_County. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_MD.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Maryland ... Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Location in Maryland. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33...


As of 2000, the population was 150,897. It was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), signer of the American Declaration of Independence. Its county seat is Westminster. Charles Carroll (1737-1832) Charles Carroll of Carrollton (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832) was a lawyer and politician from Maryland who was a delegate to the Continental Congress and later a United States Senator. ... Events 12 February — The San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is inaugurated. ... Year 1832 (MDCCCXXXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... U.S. Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is a document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Location in Maryland. ...


This county is a part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The county is rural in nature, but has become increasingly suburban in recent years. It has been suggested that Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA be merged into this article or section. ...

Contents

History

Carroll County was created in 1837 from parts of Baltimore and Frederick Counties, see Hundred (division). Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses of Baltimore, see Baltimore (disambiguation). ... Frederick County is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. ... A hundred is an administrative division, frequently used in Europe and New England, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ...


The first settlers included 3,700 Germans and their impact may still be seen today in the attitudes of its residents.


During the American Civil War, the population of Carroll County was sharply divided between supporters of the Union and the Confederacy. In 1863, there were significant troop movements through the county as part of the Gettysburg campaign. On June 29, 1863, the cavalry skirmish known as Corbit's Charge was fought the streets of Westminster, when two companies of Delaware cavalry attacked a much larger Confederate force under General J.E.B. Stuart. Gettysburg may refer to: Battle of Gettysburg, a battle during the American Civil War that took place at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 1-3 in 1863. ... James Ewell Brown Stuart (February 6, 1833 – May 12, 1864) was an American soldier from Virginia and a Confederate Army general during the American Civil War. ...


Notable citizens of Carroll County include:

Francis Scott Key Fort McHenry looking towards the position of the British ships (with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in the distance on the upper left) Francis Scott Key (August 2, 1779 – January 11, 1843) was an American lawyer, an author, and an amateur poet who wrote the words to... Nicholson took the copy Key gave him to a printer, where it was published as a broadside on September 17 under the title The Defence of Fort McHenry, with an explanatory note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... Whittaker Chambers, 1948 Jay Vivian (David Whittaker) Chambers (April 1, 1901 – July 9, 1961) was an American writer, editor, Communist party member and spy for the Soviet Union who defected and became an outspoken opponent of communism. ... Alger Hiss in Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary (Photos courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Prisons) Alger Hiss (November 11, 1904 – November 15, 1996) was a U.S. State Department official involved in the establishment of the United Nations. ...

Law and government

Carroll County is governed by three county commissioners, the traditional form of county government in Maryland.


Several times in the past, Carroll County voters have rejected charter amendments that would call for a government consisting of a County Executive and a County Council.


In 2004 Carroll County voters approved legislation that will expand the number of County Commissioners from three to five. The five Commissioners will be elected from five Commissioner districts, as opposed to three Commissioners elected at-large. This change will occur beginning with the 2010 elections. The change was to take effect beginning with the 2006 elections, but the Maryland General Assembly could not agree on the districts. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The incoming commissioners are:

Republicans hold every county-wide elected office. Hampstead is a town in Carroll County, Maryland, United States. ... Location in Maryland. ... Mount Airy is a town located on the border between Carroll and Frederick Counties in Maryland. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,172 km² (452 mi²). 1,163 km² (449 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it (0.72%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Carroll County is bordered on the north by the Mason-Dixon Line. The Patapsco River forms its southern border, and Liberty Reservoir forms part of its eastern border. Carroll County is bordered on the west by the Monacacy River and Sam's Creek. Other major streams include Big Pipe Creek, Little Pipe Creek, Bear Branch, and the headwaters of the Gunpowder River. The Piney Branch Reservoir is in the southern part of the county. For the fictional character, see Mason Dixon (Rocky Balboa character). ...


The terrain consists of largely of rolling piedmont hills. The most significant of these is Parrs Ridge, which bisects the county extends from southwest to northeast. The highest point is in the northeastern part of the county on Dug Hill along Deep Run Road.


There are three separate railroads that transit Carroll County. The old B&O Main Line crosses the southern part of the county, with stations in Sykesville and Mount Airy. The Western Maryland Railroad tracks go through Carrollton, Westminster, New Windsor, and Union Bridge. The old Baltimore and Hanover Line goes through Hampstead, Millers, and Lineboro. All three railroad lines are currently operated by CSX Transportation. CSX Transportation (AAR reporting marks CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the CSX Corporation. ...


Adjacent Counties

York County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... For other uses of Baltimore, see Baltimore (disambiguation). ... Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and Governor of Maryland. ... Frederick County is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. ... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...

Demographics

Farm in Carroll County, Maryland
Farm in Carroll County, Maryland

As of the census² of 2000, there were 150,897 people, 52,503 households, and 41,109 families residing in the county. The population density was 130/km² (336/mi²). There were 54,260 housing units at an average density of 47/km² (121/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.69% White, 2.28% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 0.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.5% were of German, 14.0% Irish, 11.1% United States or American, 10.7% English and 7.3% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000. A farm in Carroll County, Maryland. ... A farm in Carroll County, Maryland. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Languages English Religions Christianity (Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism and other minority denominations), and other faiths. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


There were 52,503 households out of which 39.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.50% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.70% were non-families. 17.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.18. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $60,021, and the median income for a family was $66,430. Males had a median income of $44,191 versus $30,599 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,829. About 2.70% of families and 3.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.00% of those under age 18 and 4.90% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

This county contains the following incorporated municipalities:

There are no CDP's in the county, but there are some areas that are not listed as CDP's. They are the following: Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Taneytown (TAW-nee-town) is a city in Carroll County, Maryland, United States. ... Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Location in Maryland. ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Hampstead is a town in Carroll County, Maryland, United States. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Manchester is a town located in Carroll County, Maryland. ... Year 1833 (MDCCCXXXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Mount Airy is a town located on the border between Carroll and Frederick Counties in Maryland. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Frederick County is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. ... The relevance of particular information in (or previously in) this article or section is disputed. ... Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and Governor of Maryland. ... New Windsor is a town in Carroll County, Maryland, United States. ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Sykesville is a town located in Carroll County, Maryland. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... Union Bridge is a town located in Carroll County, Maryland. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ...

  1. Alesia
  2. Carrollton
  3. Carrolltowne
  4. Detour
  5. Eldersburg
  6. Finksburg
  7. Frizzelburg
  8. Gaither
  9. Greenmount
  10. Henryton
  11. Keymar
  12. Lineboro CPO
  13. Linwood
  14. Marriottsville (a portion is also in Howard County.)
  15. Middleburg
  16. Millers
  17. Patapsco
  18. Silver Run
  19. Union Mills
  20. Uniontown
  21. Woodbine (a portion is also in Howard County.)
  22. Woodstock (a portion is also in Howard County.)

There are three areas with no ZIP code that are also not listed as CDP's: Carrollton in Maryland is a famous name but was never a town. ... Eldersburg is a census-designated place located in Carroll County, Maryland. ... Finksburg is a small town in central Maryland. ... Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and Governor of Maryland. ... Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and Governor of Maryland. ... Woodbine is located in Howard and Carroll counties, in the Baltimore, Maryland, metropolitan area. ... Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and Governor of Maryland. ... Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and Governor of Maryland. ... Mr. ...

  1. Gamber
  2. Jasontown
  3. Louisville

Gamber is a unincorporated town located in Carroll County, Maryland. ...

Public schools

The Carroll County Public Schools School system is the ninth largest school district in the state of Maryland. Carroll County Public Schools is a school district based in Westminster, Maryland. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ...


Miscellaneous

Chris Rock stood in front of North Carroll Middle School during his speech in the movie "Head of State." The Carroll County Times was founded on October 6, 1911, as The Times. ... Tim Allen (born Timothy Allen Dick on June 13, 1953) is a Golden Globe-winning American comedian, character actor, voice-over artist, and entertainer perhaps best known for his role in the sitcom Home Improvement and his roles in Disney films, such as The Santa Clause and Toy Story. ... For Richer or Poorer is a (1997) comedy film starring Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley. ... Richard Tiffany Gere[1] (born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. ... Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... Runaway Bride is a 1999 romantic comedy starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts and directed by Garry Marshall. ... Christopher Julius Rock III[1] (born February 7, 1965)[2] is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ...


External links

Coordinates: 39°34′N 77°01′W / 39.57, -77.02 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Carroll County, Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (783 words)
Carroll County is governed by three county commissioners, the traditional form of county government in Maryland.
In the county the population is spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who are 65 years of age or older.
For example, in the 2003-04 school year, Carroll County students scored 522 on the SAT verbal section and 515 in math, compared to 515 verbal and 511 math statewide and 518 verbal and 508 math nationwide.
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