Boyd, Thomas Hulings Stockton.The History of Montgomery County, Maryland, from its earliest settlement in 1650 to 1879. Clarksburgh, MD [Baltimore, W. K. Boyle & son, printers], 1879; reprint, Baltimore: Regional Pub. Co, 1968.
Annotation / Notes: Written following the American, and the County's, Centennial, this work places special emphasis on land grants and prominent men. Includes a directory of the towns, villages, and residents.
Annotation / Notes: A tourism piece, but one which offers good basic information on a number of western Maryland's geological landmarks -- Crystal Grottoes Caverns, Sideling Hill Road Cut, and The Devil's Racecourse.
Tracey, Grace L., and John P. Dern.Pioneers of Old Monocacy: The Early Settlement of Frederick County, Maryland, 1721-1743. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987.
Annotation / Notes: A history of that portion of Prince George's County that in 1748 became Frederick County as told through the stories of the original land patents and their owners. The appendix includes many handy lists including a list of 1733-1734 inhabitants, early German Settlers, and Frederick County Muster Rolls, ca. 1757.
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