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Reps, John. Tidewater Towns: City Planning in Colonial Virginia and Maryland. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1972.
Annotation / Notes: Early towns did not generally spring out of nowhere. Town planning was common and an important part of Chesapeake Maryland's colonial history. The government played an active role in the founding and formation of towns. Annapolis and the District of Columbia were unique in that their plans did not resemble those common amongst other English colonies.
Thomas, Joseph Brown, Jr. Settlement, Community, and Economy: The Development of Towns in Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore, 1660-1775. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: Thomas argues that the seventeen clustered settlements that dotted the lower Eastern Shore actually functioned as towns. Although legislatively established they have been largely ignored in the history of the Chesapeake region. Most historians argue that the area was rural, when in fact its character was between urban and rural.
Thomas, Joseph Brown, Jr. Guardian Of Our Maryland Heritage. Easton, MD: Talbot County Free Library, 1968.
Annotation / Notes: A series of very accessible essays describing the collections of the Talbot County's Maryland Room, along with a discussion of the Room's development. This publication is heavily illustrated and gives one an understanding of the nature of local history collections, either in public or private institutions.
Worcester County Library. "Worcester County Library, Snow Hill: Opening/Dedication of William D. Pitts Collection , Maryland Land Surveys, 1677-1982, 23 October 1987." Maryland and Delaware Genealogist 28 (1987): 123-124.
Naul, G. Marshall. "The Mason-Dixon Line and Kent County." Old Kent 17 (Spring 2000): 1-2.
O'Donnell, Craig. "The Mason-Dixon Line and Kent County, MD." Shoreline, 13 (September 2006): 24-25.
Graham, John L., ed. The 1877 Atlases and Other Early Maps of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Salisbury, MD: Wicomico Bicentennial Commission, 1976.
Dixon, Michael L. "Cecil County Election Districts." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County, 75 (Winter 1997): 6-7.
Claggett, Laurence G. From Pot Pie to Hell and Damnation: an illustrated gazetteer of Talbot County. St. Michaels, MD: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 2004.
Horsey, Eleanor F. Origins of Caroline County from Land Plats. vol. 1. Denton: n.p., 1974.
Copley, Anne G. "Establishment of the Various Boundaries Between Maryland, Delaware, and Southeastern Pennsylvania." Bulletin of the Historical Society of Cecil County, 60 (December 1991): 6-7.
Keatley, J. Kenneth. Place Names of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Queenstown, MD: Queen Anne Press, 1987.