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Browne, Gary L. "Urban Centers of the Past." Maryland Heritage News 2 (Fall 1984): 6-7.
Annotation / Notes: A variety of factors effect the rise and fall of urban centers -- transportation, market, environmental, and political changes, as well as the rise of other centers. Browne presents a brief discussion of the fate of approximately ten urban centers.
Isaac, Erich. "Kent Island." Maryland Historical Magazine 52 (1957): 93-119, 210-232.
Annotation / Notes: Kent Island was founded in 1631 by William Claiborne. This article provides a description of the community during its early history. Discussed are the manors, the religious congregations, the towns, and the trades. Included is a list of the indentured servants residing there.
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.
Archaelogical Society of Delaware. Icehouse Point Site. Bethlehem, CT: The Society, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: Historic 17th-century plantation site in Queen Anne's County.
Barrett, Charles L. "Walter Kirby Famly Kent, Talbot, and Queen Anne's Counties, Maryland 1679-ca.1750." Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, 21 (Summer 1980): 216-19.
Schmidt, Cynthia V. "1600's Patents of the Isle of Kent." Isle of Kent, (Summer 2018): 6-7.