Dorchester County, MD

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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Cambridge, MD City or Town
Church Creek, MD City or Town
East New Market, MD City or Town
Edward Brodess' plantation Location or Site
Peters Neck Location or Site
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