Charles County, MD

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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Bryantown, MD City or Town
Bryantown, MD City or Town
La Plata, MD City or Town
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