Caroline County
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[Caroline County Seal] [MD map showing location of Caroline County]

Caroline County was created in 1773 from Dorchester and Queen Anne's counties, and was named for Lady Caroline Eden. She was the wife of Maryland's last colonial governor, Robert Eden (1741-1784); the daughter of Charles Calvert, fifth Lord Baltimore; and the sister of Frederick Calvert, sixth Lord Baltimore.

The Latin motto, Terra Dulcis Vivendum means Land of Pleasant Living . The county seat is Denton.

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Below is some interesting census information about Caroline County. Look at the way the county population has changed over the years!

Population Information for Caroline County
Population % of MD Population
1790 Census 9,506 3.0%
1890 Census 13,903 1.3%
1990 Census 27,035 .6%
2000 Census 29,772 .6%

© Copyright October 16, 1997, Office of the Secretary of State.
Last Modified October 04, 2002 .