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Charles County, Maryland

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  • Mary Chapman (bef.1674 - bef.1705)
    Origins Craxon, Thomas, Chas. County, 27th Aug., 1691; 31st Dec., 1702. To sons John and Thomas jointly and their hrs., 150 A., "Field Close." To Edward and Ann, eld. child. of Edward Till, T...
  • William Milstead (1685 - bef.1741)
    Apparently his wife was Elizabeth Craxon, widow of Thomas Chapman and Henry Blanchet, not Susannah. Biography William's birth is recorded in Charles County Circuit Court, Birth, Deaths & Marriage...
  • Anne Craxon (1639 - 1709)
    Anne was born 1639 in on the Elizabeth River in Virginia. She resided in Charles County, Maryland 15 Jun 1689 and was listed as having two servants, Christopher and Mary Myers. She died 1703 in Charles...
  • Thomas Craxon (1639 - 1702)
    Ann Chapman married Thomas Craxon. He was born 1639 in Charles, Maryland. He died on 27 Aug 1694 in Charles County, Maryland. Thomas Craxon and Ann Chapman were married 1662. They had four children. ...
  • Elizabeth Milstead (1673 - aft.1743)
    Elizabeth Craxon, widow of 1) Thomas Chapman 2) Henry Blanchet 3) William Milstead. Apparently had been identified as “Susannah” in error. Biography 8. Elizabeth Craxon-4 (Ann Chapman-3, Thomas Chap...

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Charles County was created in 1658 by an Order in Council. There was also an earlier Charles County from 1650 to 1653, sometimes referred to in historic documents as Old Charles County.

In April 1865, John Wilkes Booth made his escape through Charles County, on his way to Virginia, after shooting President Abraham Lincoln.

On April 28, 2002, a tornado cut through the County and destroyed much of downtown La Plata.

The county has a number of properties on the National Register of Historic Places. Among which, are the distinguished Green Park and the historical Pleasant Hill, home of the Green and Spalding Families.

On December 4, 2004, a large fire took place in the development of Hunters Brooke which is located a few miles southeast of Indian Head. It later became the largest residential arson in the history of the state of Maryland.

Adjacent Counties

Towns & Communities

Bel Alton | Benedict | Bensville | Bryans Road | Bryantown | Cobb Island | Dentsville | Faulkner | Glymont | Grayton | Hughesville | Indian Head | Ironsides | Issue | La Plata (County Seat) | Malcolm | Marbury | Morgantown | Mount Victoria | Nanjemoy | Newburg | Pisgah | Pomfret | Pomonkey | Popes Creek | Port Tobacco | Port Tobacco Village | Potomac Heights | Ripley | Rison | Rock Point | Saint Charles | Swan Point | Waldorf | Welcome | White Plains



National Register of Historic Places

Thomas Stone National Historic Site

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Charles County Historical Society

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