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Harford County, Maryland

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In 1608 the area was settled by Massawomecks and Susquehannocks. The first European to see the area was John Smith in 1608 when he traveled up the Chesapeake Bay from Jamestown. In 1652, the English and Susquehannocks signed a treaty at what is now Annapolis for the area now called Harford County.

Harford County was formed on March 22, 1774. On March 22, 1775 Harford County hosted the signers of the Bush Declaration, a precursor document to the American Revolution. The county was named for Henry Harford (ca. 1759–1834), the illegitimate son of Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore. Henry Harford was born to Calvert's mistress, Hester Whelan, whose residence still stands as part of a private residence on Jarretsville Pike, in Phoenix, Maryland. Harford served as the last Proprietary Governor of Maryland but, because of his illegitimacy, did not inherit his father's title.

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Other Communities: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Abingdon, Aldino, Bel Air North, Bel Air South, Benson, Berkley, Cardiff, Castleton, Churchville, Clayton, Constant Friendship, Creswell, Darlington, Dublin, Edgewood, Emmorton, Fairview, Fallston, Forest Hill, Fountain Glenville, Green, Glenwood, Hess, Hickory, Hopewell Village, Jarrettsville, Joppa, Joppatowne, Kalmia, Level, Madonna, Norrisville, Perryman, Pleasant Hills, Pylesville, Riverside, Shawsville, Street, Taylor and Whiteford



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