Caroline County, Maryland Genealogy Guide2016-06-24T16:14:24+00:00

Caroline County, Maryland Genealogy Guide

Caroline County, Maryland (Map It) was created on June 15, 1773 from Dorchester County and Queen Anne's County. This county was named in honor of Lady Caroline Eden, daughter of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore. Learn More About State of Maryland History.

Caroline County is bordered by Queen Anne's County (north), Talbot County (west), Dorchester County (south), Kent County, Delaware (east), Sussex County, Delaware (southeast).

Caroline County Cities and Towns include Denton (incorporated 1802), Federalsburg (incorporated 1823), Goldsboro (incorporated 1906), Greensboro (incorporated 1826), Henderson (incorporated 1949), Hillsboro (incorporated 1853), Marydel (incorporated 1929), Preston (incorporated 1892), Ridgely (incorporated 1896), Templeville (incorporated 1865).

A Map of Caroline County, Maryland contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. Also view Maryland Town / Municipal Maps.

Caroline County, Maryland Courthouse Records

Caroline County, Maryland Courthouse
Caroline County, MD Courthouse

The Caroline County Courthouse is located in Denton, Maryland. Learn More About State of Maryland Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Caroline county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Caroline County Circuit Court Clerk has Marriage Records from 1774 and Land Records from 1774. The County Circuit Court Clerk is responsible for recording documents related to property. Documents recorded consist of, but are not limited to, deeds, mortgages, restrictions, notaries, public and elected county officers. Other documents, such as Military Service Discharges, foreign birth certificates, as well as obscure documents like cattle brands, are also recorded here.
  • Caroline County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1774. The County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk responsibilities include supervising Clerk's office personnel in the civil, criminal, courtroom clerks, business license, marriage license, land records, and juvenile units.
  • Caroline County Government Records are available in original, microfilm and digital formats from the Maryland State Archives.

Caroline County, Maryland Census Records

Caroline County, Maryland Vital Records

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