Local histories of communities in Frederick County, Maryland, and "Biographical Sketches of their Representative Men" make up this excerpt from J. Thomas Scharf's History of Western Maryland, originally published in 1882 by Louis H. Everts of Philadelphia. The 156 page booklet is printed on 8 1/2" x 11" 60# opaque paper. The front cover is an 80# card stock, protected with a vinyl sheet. Although this booklet is new, there were occasional smudge marks in the original book which we were unable to delete in reprinting the material. This is one of two booklets we are producing on Frederick County. The other booklet zeros in on the history of the county. Among the many subjects included are: FREDERICK CITY: Laid out as a Town, Incorporated, Officers, Taverns and Inns, Early Physicians, Trade Industries, Amusements, Doctors, Horse Races, Stage Coaches, Mails, Market Houses and City Hall, Five Companies, Libraries, Societies, Schools, The Frederick Female Seminary, Maryland Deaf and Dumb Institution, Religious Denominations -- All Saints Parish (many names), St. Mark's, Zion and St. John's parishes, Evangelical Reformed Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Methodist Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, Baptist Church, St. John's Catholic Church, etc., Cemeteries (lots of names!), the Press of Frederick, Financial Institutions, including a bank robbery in 1841, Secret Orders and Benevolent Societies (many names), Prominent Institutions, visits by George Washington and Lafayette, Flood of 1848, ; Headlines through the years; the poem about Barbara Freitchie and the American flag by John G. Whittier and a lenthy footnote regarding it's accuracy; and DISTRICTS AND VILLAGES: The settlement, Gradual Development and Present Prosperity of: Buckeystown, Adamstown, Point of Rocks, the Tuscarora Creek Region, Middletown, Rocky Ridge, Owen's Creek, Emmittsburg, Mount St. Mary's College, Catoctin District, Wolfsville, Ellerton, Urbana, New Market, Monrovia, Ijamsville, New London, Kemptown, Sabillasville, Woodsborough, New Midway, Georgetown, Petersville, Burkittsville, Mount Pleasant, Walkersville, Jefferson, Mechanicstown, Myersville, Harmony, Johnsville, Ladiesburg, Mount Airy, Unionville, Lewistown, Utica, etc. Attention Genealogists: This booklet is filled with names, sometimes with brief bios. In addition, there are several detailed individual biographies including: Dr. Lewis Henry Steiner, the Samuel McMurray family, John W. Baughman (newsman, imprisoned by Federal authorities during the Civil War), Ezra Houck, Charles Edward Trail, Jacob M. Kunkel, Cornelius Staley, William Michael Fraga, Jacob Lewis, Col. C.K. Thomas, John Culler, Joshua Biggs, William Elder family, the Biggs and Troxell families, Hezekiah James Balch, the Rev. John McKnight, the Rev. William Paxton, the Rev. Robert Smith Grier, William Gaither family, Edward Hobbs, Elibu H. Rockwell, the John Clemson family, the Lebbeus Griffith family, Eli Davis, John T. Williams, William Downey, John Dorsey Jr., the Yost Harbaugh family, Valentine Shockey, the Phillips family, Capt. H.T. Deaver, the Shriner family, John Rouzer, and others.