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[County Seal, Talbot County, Maryland] Origin: The form of Talbot County's creation, though not known, probably was by virtue of an order of the Governor in Council. The County was in existence by February 18, 1661/ 62, when a writ was issued to the sheriff. The County was named after Lady Grace Talbot, sister of Cecilius Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore, and wife of Sir Robert Talbot, Irish statesman.

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County Seat: Easton, MD 21601
Form of Government: Charter since 1973

1990 census: 30,549
2000 census: 33,812
[photo, Talbot County Courthouse, 11 North Washington St., Easton, Maryland]
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  • Talbot County Courthouse, 11 North Washington St., Easton, Maryland, June 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.


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