Harford County, Maryland (Fanning's, 1853)
HARFORD COUNTY, situated on the northern boundary of Maryland, with Susquehanna river on the northeast, and Chesapeake bay on the southeast. Area, 480 square miles. Face of the country undulating; soil, good for grain, pasturage, and fruit. Seat of justice, Beslair. Pop. in 1810, 21,258; in 1820, 15,924; in 1830, 16,315; in 1840, 17,120; in 1850, 19,356.
Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 149.