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Somerset County, Maryland USGenWeb Project Dedication

Somerset County, MD USGenWeb Project
 Somerset County, Maryland

"Heav'n and earth never agreed better to frame a place for man's habitation..."

- Capt. John Smith, 1608

Old Somerset, whose county seat is at Princess Anne, once encompassed a much larger area than the current boundaries. It included the territory shown at right, the areas which now are the counties of Somerset (bordered in red), Worcester and Wicomico in Maryland, and part of Sussex in Delaware. Other close neighbors are Dorchester County, Maryland to the northwest and Accomack County, Virginia to the south. Many early Somerset settlers came up from Accomack. Cecil, Lord Baltimore, Lord Proprietary of the Province of Maryland proclaimed in 1666 that Somerset County would be "bounded south with a line from Watkin's Point (being the north point of tht bay into wch the River Wighco formly called Wighcocomoco afterwards Pocomoke and Wighcocomoco againe, doth fall exclusively) to the Ocean on the east; Nanticoke River on the North & the Sound of Chesipeake Bay on the West." Somerset County was named for Lady Mary Somerset, sister of Cecilius Calvert's wife, Lady Anne Arundell.

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Please note . . . I am unable to reply to requests for personal research. I'm not a professional genealogist, and my efforts in my own ancestor quest as well as supporting my web sites are as much time as I can spare away from my own family and job. Please take some time to browse through this website! You will learn about many resources and other types of help that are available to you. If you have questions regarding resources in these counties, or wish to recommend online resources, don't hesitate to write!

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