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Charles County, MD

Charles County, Maryland, 1857

CHARLES COUNTY, situated in the southwest part of Maryland, on the northeat side of Potomac river. Area, 450 square miles. Face of the country hilly; soil generally of fair quality, but some parts sandy. Seat of justice, Port Tobacco. Pop. in 1820, 16,500; in 1830, 17,666; in 1840, 16,023; in 1850, 16,162. (Fanning's, 1853)

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