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Frederick County, Maryland

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    John Hamilton Smith Linthicum (1812 - 1896)
    He was born Big Seneca Creek, Montgomery, Maryland. Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Jan 29 2023, 17:10:28 UTC
  • Capt. Charles Flournoy Linthicum, (CSA) (1838 - 1864)
    Confederate Army Officer. A farmer in Cherokee County, Georgia before the Civil War, he enlisted in the Cherokee Brown Rangers in 1861. Elected Captain in the 14th Georgia Infantry Regiment in 1861, h...
  • Joaquín Miguel Elizalde (1896 - 1965)
    Joaquín Miguel Elizalde y Díaz was a Filipino diplomat and businessman. Sources: accessed on 8/15/2019
  • Johannes "John" Conrad Shows (1738 - c.1780)
    Contact: Tresa genealogy@magnoliamanor-network.comI18935 •Name: Conrad SCHAUSS 1 •Sex: M •Birth: 07 JAN 1738 in Falkner Swamp, Philadelphia Co, PA 2 •PROP: sold land to John Mitchell 28 JUN 1769 Rowan,...
  • Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson (1864 - 1901)
    Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson was the first woman to be licensed as a physician in Alabama.Johnson was born Halle Tanner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the oldest daughter of Benjamin Tucker Tanner and Sar...

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Please add profiles for anyone who was born, lived or died in Frederick County, Maryland.

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Historic Timeline

  • 1748 Frederick County was created.
  • 1755 British Gen. Edward Braddock, Col. George Washington, and Ben Franklin met at Frederick to plan British assault on Fort Duquesne.
  • 1756 First Courthouse erected.
  • 1765 County Court judges renounced Stamp Act on what became known as Repudiation Day.
  • 1777 Hessian Barracks were erected by British and Hessian soldiers captured during the Revolutionary War. Later, the Barracks held prisoners from the War of 1812, were used as an armory, a Civil War hospital, and as the original building for the Maryland School for the Deaf.
  • 1806 The National Road authorized by Congress, eventually linking federally-funded Cumberland Road with privately-constructed Baltimore and Frederick Town Turnpike.
  • 1861 Cole's Cavalry, Companies A, C & D, organized at Frederick.
  • 1863 Cole's Cavalry fought at Catoctin Creek and Frederick.
  • 1864 Frederick held for ransom by Confederate forces under Lt. Gen. Jubal Early. Also, Confederates defeated Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace at Battle of Monocacy, also known as Battle That Saved Washington. Lt. Gen. Jubal Early's Confederate forces marched from Frederick towards Washington, DC, but due to delay from battle, Union reinforcements arrived in Capital in time to bolster its defenses.
  • 1896 War Correspondents' Memorial Arch, the first monument to war journalists, built by George Alfred Townsend (1841-1914) at Gathland.
  • 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited "Shangri-la" (later Camp David).
  • 1943 U.S. Army Biological Warfare Laboratories established at Camp Detrick.
  • 1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower met with Nikita Krushchev, First Secretary of Soviet Communist Party at Camp David.
  • 1973 President Richard M. Nixon met with Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of Soviet Communist Party at Camp David.
  • 1978 Camp David Accords negotiated at Camp David between President Jimmy Carter, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel. Signed in Washington, DC, March 26, 1979.
  • 2000 Middle East Peace Summit held at Camp David with President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat.
  • 2012 Annual G8 Summit held at Camp David. The Group of 8 (G8) included the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada, and Russia. The European Union also participated.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Brunswick
  • Burkittsville
  • Emmitsburg
  • Frederick (County Seat)
  • Hyattstown
  • Middletown
  • Mount Airy (part)
  • Myersville
  • New Market
  • Thurmont
  • Walkersville
  • Woodsboro

Other Villages & Communities: Adamstown, Ballenger Creek, Bartonsville, Braddock Heights, Buckeystown, Charlesville, Clover Hill, Creagerstown, Discovery, Garfield, Graceham, Green Valley, Ijamsville, Jefferson, Knoxville, Ladiesburg, Lake Linganore, Lewistown, Libertytown, Linganore, Monrovia, New Midway, Petersville, Point of Rocks, Rocky Ridge, Rosemont, Sabillasville, Spring Garden, Spring Ridge, Sunny Side, Tuscarora, Urbana, Utica and Wolfsville



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Chesapeake & Ohio Nat'l Park (part)

Monocacy National Battelfield

Battle of Monocacy