Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 68.
CAROLINE COUNTY, situated on the easterly boundary of Maryland, on the eastern side of Choptauk river. Area, 240 square miles. Face of the country level; soil sandy. Seat of justice, Denton. Pop. in 1820, 10,108; in 1830, 9,070; in 1840, 7,806; in 1850, 9,962.