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Military Lots, Garrett County, 1787
Soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War were rewarded by the state of Maryland with land "west of Fort Cumberland". The map of "military lots" assigned in 1787 shows the land grants in Garrett County, Maryland.

Allegany County Tax, 1872
The List of persons, co-partnerships and corporations assessed in the County Tax, ordered by the County Commissioners of Allegany County, Maryland, for the year 1872 includes taxes to be paid on real estate and personal property in Allegany and Garrett Counties, as it was published before Allegany County was divided.

Boyd's Business Directory of Maryland, 1875
Boyd's Business Directory, 1875, lists occupations of residents in all of the towns in Maryland, with separate entries for Cumberland and Hagerstown. Included is a list of post offices throughout the state.

Washington County Jury List, 1877
The 1877 Jury List for Washington County, Maryland includes 4826 males 25 to 65 years old, who were taxable or residents of the county.

Allegany County Centennial, 1889
In 1889 Allegany County celebrated the centennial of its creation with parades of school children, tradesmen and even the US President. Parachute jumps from balloons were also part of the three day event.

Hagerstown City Directory, 1893
The first listing of the residents of Hagerstown includes name, address and also occupation of the populace. In addition, it records "coloreds", county officials, churches and secret societies.

Allegany County Directory 1895-96
City of Cumberland and Allegany County Directory, 1895-96 published by Bell Publishers of Baltimore lists the names, occupations and residences of heads of households in Allegany County, Maryland in 1895.

Barton Store Ledger, 1895-1897
Lists account holders and purchases – items from sugar to shingles, mittens to mackerel, hay to headache cure.

Mining - George's Creek Coal and Iron Company, 1906-1907
George’s Creek Coal and Iron Company, based near Lonaconing, was an important part of coal mining history in Allegany County. The company’s payroll for 1906-1907 lists the miners and other workers.

Hagerstown Telephone Directory, 1907
The 1500 subscribers in Hagerstown and the exchanges in Clear Spring, Hancock, Keedysville, and Smithsburg are listed. Other towns were connected by party lines.

Allegany County African American History
A list of the historically important African American individuals, groups and organizations of Allegany and surrounding counties, created by Al Feldstein, Western Maryland historian and author.

Allegany County Women's History
A list of the historically important women of Allegany County, created by Al Feldstein, Western Maryland historian and author.

Antietam National Cemetery, 1867
lists the name, company and regiment, grave number and place of death of those Union soldiers buried in Antietam National Cemetery at the time of its dedication in 1867. The text also includes the ceremonies and speeches at the dedication.

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
The C&O Canal, 78 miles of which are located in Washington County, provided a variety of employment opportunites and a transportation corridor for the county's produce and minerals from the 1830s to 1924.

Confederate soldiers killed at Antietam
This 1869 book, also known as the Bowie List, documents the names, regiments and location of those Confederates buried where they fell after the battles in the Maryland campaign of the Civil War.

Cumberland, Maryland through the eyes of Herman J Miller
Herman J. Miller recalls the history of Cumberland, Maryland in an oral history project with Harry Stegmaier. The document includes photographs from the Miller collection now owned by the City of Cumberland.

Land patents of Washington County, Maryland (1730-1830)
The land patents issued 1730 -1830, for the current Washington County. Patents, also known as land grants, are documents granting ownership rights to some previously unpatented property. A knowledge of land patents is often helpful for understanding wills and equity cases.

Pennsylvania Avenue High School, Cumberland, yearbook, 1928
The 1928 Quill was the yearbook of the first graduating class of the Pennsylvania Avenue High School in South Cumberland, Allegany County.

Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown
The Washington Confederate Cemetery houses the remains of Confederates killed at Antietam and South Mountain. This collection compares the various lists of those who may have been reintered there, the Bowie list, Coxson's list and the list created by Sam Pruett, former Trustee of the cemetery.

Oakland High School yearbook, 1930
The 1930 yearbook of the Oakland High School in Garrett County, The Oak, lists the students, faculty and many community members.

Percy Cemetery, Frostburg
Percy Cemetery was presumably Frostburg's first public burying ground and interments began in 1839, possibly earlier. Anthony Crosby and Michael Olson have conducted extensive research on its history and included obituaries and family charts of those buried there.

Tableland Trails, Allegany County
Tableland Trails, a history of Garrett and Allegany and neighboring counties in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, was published in the 1950s and 1960s by Felix Robinson.

Tableland Trails, Garrett County
Tableland Trails, a history of Garrett and Allegany and neighboring counties in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, was published in the 1950s and 1960s by Felix Robinson.

War of 1812, Sharpsburg Militia
Several militia from Washington County were formed during the War of 1812. The muster roll from Captain John Miller's company from Sharpsburg include those who enlisted.

Washington County Court Records, 1778-1793
Court records for Washington County, Maryland, 1778-1793, include the names of many of the county's residents.

Washington County Taxes, 1803-1804
The 1803-1804 Tax records for Washington County, Maryland list the names, land holdings and possessions of those owing taxes. People were taxed on land, silver, stills, farm animals, furniture, carriages and slaves.

Sheriff's Records, Washington County, 1804-1806
The jail and other law enforcement records of Colonel Nathaniel Rochester, Sheriff of Washington County, Maryland, 1804-1806
   
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