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Dorchester County, MD

Dorchester County, Maryland, 1857
DORCHESTER COUNTY, situated toward the southeasterly part of Maryland, with Chesapeake bay on the west. Area, 640 square miles. Face of the country level and marshy; soil sandy and of middling quality. Seat of justice, Cambridge. Pop. in 1810, 18,108; in 1820, 17,700; in 1830, 18,0686; in 1840, 18,843; in 1850, 18,887. (Fanning's, 1853)


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