Individual chapters on each of 11 Allegany County Districts give a close up view of Maryland life in the 1800s. Utilizing a mixture of colorful tales, factual data, and individual biographies, this 111-page booklet is compiled from excerpts from J. Thomas Scharf's History of Western Maryland, originally published in 1882 by Louis H. Everts of Philadelphia, and Maryland, a Guide to the Old Line State (1940), a WPA publication . The booklet is printed on 8 1/2" x 11" 60# opaque paper. The covers are an 80# card stock, with the front cover protected with a vinyl sheet. A booklet on the History of the County as a whole is also available. Ever wonder why the District of Columbia was called the District of Columbia? Well, it's because that's what it was called when it was a part of the State of Maryland. Counties in Maryland are divided into districts, the way counties in other states are divided into townships. The information in this booklet varies greatly, with some districts having only a paragraph or two and others going into considerable detail concerning church histories, names of early settlers, names of officials, cemeteries lists, business enterprises, transportation improvements, fraternal organizations, historic events, trivia, personal bios, and much more.
Allegany County Districts, MD
Sources: History of Western Maryland; History of the Districts of Allegany County; History of Georgetown
Authors: J. Thomas Scharf
Original Publication Year: 1882
Original Publisher: Louis H. Everts
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