(See below for:
Discontinued Maryland Counties, and
Destroyed Court Houses.)
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Maryland County Abbreviations
AA =Anne Arundel
BC =Baltimore City
PG =Prince George's
QA =Queen Anne's
SM =St. Mary's
Maryland Discontinued Counties
Formed in 1650 from part of Saint Mary's County.
Abolished in 1654.
Referred to as Old Charles County.
Formed in 1669 from part of Somerset County and non-organized territory.
Abolished in 1672 and incorporated into Worcester County.
Formed in 1672 from part of Durham County and non-organized territory.
Lost in 1685 when Delaware Colony was established.
Maryland Destroyed Courthouses
The Maryland Flag
The Maryland flag contains the family crest of the Calvert and Crossland families. Maryland was founded as an English Colony in 1634 by Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore. The black and Gold designs belong to the Calvert family. The red and white design belongs to the Crossland family.
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