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Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. In 2010, its population was 167,134. Its county seat is Westminster. Carroll County is a part of the Baltimore metropolitan area and the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. While predominantly rural, the county has become increasingly suburban in recent years.


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Carroll County borders Howard County, Baltimore County, Frederick County and the state of Pennsyvania. Known for its rural atmosphere, Carroll County offers a less hurried environment than some of the bordering counties. The county offers many recreational activities, including tracing the paths of Civil War troops, horse-back riding, corn mazes, fishing, and wineries. For a look at the rural past of Carroll County, visit the living exhibits of the Carroll County Farm Museum.

If you like to shop, some of the towns in the county have quaint shopping districts with antique shops and more. There are also a variety of special events throughout the year with something for everyone. For more information on Carroll County of Maryland and the housing market in Carroll County please contact The Mark & Reta Sponsky Team.


Carroll County History

Carroll County was created in 1837 from parts of Baltimore and Frederick Counties, see Hundred (division). It was named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737–1832), signer of the American Declaration of Independence. During the American Civil War, the population of Carroll County was sharply divided between supporters of the Union and the Confederacy. In 1863, there were significant troop movements through the county as part of the Gettysburg campaign. On June 29, 1863, the cavalry skirmish known as Corbit's Charge was fought in the streets of Westminster, when two companies of Delaware cavalry attacked a much larger Confederate force under General J.E.B. Stuart. In 2013 the Carroll County Board of Commissioners voted to make English the official language of the county.


Carroll County Cities & Towns

This county contains the following incorporated municipalities:

  • 2 Cities:
    • Westminster (incorporated 1818)
    • Taneytown (incorporated 1836)
  • 6 Towns:
    • Manchester (incorporated 1834)
    • New Windsor (incorporated 1843)
    • Union Bridge (incorporated 1872)
    • Hampstead (incorporated 1888)
    • Mount Airy (incorporated 1894) (This town is partly in Carroll County, partly in Frederick County, Montgomery County and Howard County.)
    • Sykesville (incorporated 1904)

Unincorporated areas are also considered as towns by many people and listed in many collections of towns, but they lack local government. Various organizations, such as the United States Census Bureau, the United States Postal Service, and local chambers of commerce, define the communities they wish to recognize differently, and since they are not incorporated, their boundaries have no official status outside the organizations in question. The Census Bureau recognizes the following census-designated places in the county:

  1. Eldersburg ( population 30,531 at the 2010 census)

Other unincorporated communities include:

  1. Alesia
  2. Carrollton
  3. Carrolltowne
  4. Detour
  5. Finksburg
  6. Frizzelburg
  7. Gamber
  8. Gaither
  9. Greenmount
  10. Harney
  11. Henryton
  12. Jasontown
  13. Keymar
  14. Lineboro
  15. Linwood
  16. Louisville
  17. Marriottsville (a portion is also in Howard County and Baltimore County)
  18. Middleburg
  19. Millers
  20. Patapsco
  21. Pleasant Valley
  22. Silver Run
  23. Union Mills
  24. Uniontown
  25. Woodbine (a portion is also in Howard County.)
  26. Woodstock (a portion is also in Howard County.)


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