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Carroll County, established 1837, county seat Westminster.

News from the County:

Hampstead councilman proposes restoration of cemetery believed to be burial site of town founders

Hampstead Councilman David Unglesbee has proposed to restore the nondescript cemetery where the town’s founding family is believed to be buried.

A self-proclaimed history buff, Unglesbee said highlighting local history has become the prerogative of interested citizens and lawmakers because hyper-local history isn’t taught in schools.

Having citizens understand their town’s history “helps them take pride in their community,” Unglesbee told the Times after the Hampstead mayor and council meeting March 12.

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To celebrate veterans, Wreaths Across America expands throughout Carroll County cemeteries

Last year the Deer Park Methodist Cemetery in Westminster became the first Carroll County cemetery to take part in the nationwide tradition that is Wreaths Across America Day.

Historical African-American significance found in one local cemetery in Carroll County –

In Carroll County, there’s a cemetery that people drive by every day and may not know its historic significance. Ellsworth Cemetery was created in the 1800s, out of a need to serve the black …

Pipe Creek Civil War Round Table

The name , Pipe Creek Civil War Round Table (PCCWRT), is inspired by Pipe Creek in Carroll County, MD which served as a potential line of defense for the Army of the Potomac during the Gettysburg Campaign.

Helpful County Resources:

Contact David Buie at to add or update information on this county webpage.

Carroll County Website

Resources for finding out about Master Plan development, zoning, regulations
and county agencies.


Carroll County Public Library

Provides contact information, library sites and information on their collection,
the Westminster library houses the Carroll County Genealogical Society collection.


Carroll County Times

Current data published by this local paper.

Carroll County Genealogical Society

P. O. Box 1752
Westminster, MD 21158 | Email:

Contains lists of cemeteries, surnames found in Carroll County cemeteries, cemetery records published by the society, in addition to historical and genealogical materials.

The society collection is available at the Westminster library.


Historical Society of Carroll County

210 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157

Site includes calendar of events, information about the collection and research library. The Research library contains the Tracey land record collection, microfilm of early newspapers, family records and archival materials.

Carroll County Cemetery Locations

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