1764. First Methodist house of worship in colonies, the John Evans House, built under leadership of Robert Strawbridge in Frederick (later Carroll) County.

1787. Toll roads connecting Baltimore with Frederick, Westminster, Hanover, and York authorized by General Assembly.

1818. Westminster incorporated.

1833. Manchester incorporated.

1825, Sept. 13. William Henry Rinehart (1825-1874), sculptor, born at Union Bridge.

1836. Taneytown incorporated.

1837. Carroll County formed from western Baltimore County and eastern Frederick County; named for Charles Caroll of Carrollton (1739-1832).

[color photo, Carroll County Historic Courthouse Courthouse Square, Westminster, Maryland] 1838. Courthouse constructed at Westminster.

1839. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad extended line through Mount Airy Cut.

1843. New Windsor incorporated.

1843. First New Windsor College chartered but never opened at New Windsor.

Carroll County Historic Courthouse, Courthouse Square, Westminster, Maryland, January 2002. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

1846, Aug. 8. Frank Brown (1846-1920), Governor of Maryland, born at “Brown’s Inheritance”, near Sykesville.

1851, Oct. Calvert College, a Roman Catholic institution, opened at New Windsor.

1862, Sept. Confederate cavalry entered Westminster.

1863. Westminster Public Library opened.

1863, June. Gen. George G. Meade (1815-1872) established his Union headquarters at Taneytown.

1863, June 29. Corbit's Charge, Union and Confederate cavalry fought at Westminster.

1863, June 29. Union troops under Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock encamped at Uniontown on route to Gettysburg.

1863, June 30. Confederate cavalry stopped at Union Mills on their way north to Pennsylvania.

1863, June 30. Union troops encamped at Union Mills.

1863, July 1. Union troops under Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock marched through Taneytown on route to Gettysburg.

1863, July. Westminster served as main supply depot for Union troops at Gettysburg.

1863, July 29. Union Gen. David McM. Gregg's division passed through New Windsor at night on route to Westminster.

[photo, McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland] 1868. Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) chartered by Methodists (organized 1866).

1869. Carroll County Fair began at Westminster.

1872. Union Bridge incorporated.

1876. New Windsor College, a Presbyterian institution, founded at New Windsor.

1885. Townshend Cook lynched in Westminster.

McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland, July 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

1888. Hampstead incorporated.

1894. Mount Airy incorporated.

1896, July. Second Hospital for the Insane of the State of Maryland (now Springfield Hospital Center) opened at Sykesville.

1899, Nov. Maryland Collegiate Institute founded by Church of the Brethren at Union Bridge.

1904. Sykesville incorporated.

1910. Maryland Collegiate Institute renamed Blue Ridge College.

1912. Blue Ridge College moved to New Windsor and merged with New Windsor College.

1943. Blue Ridge College closed.

1948, Dec. 5. Whittaker Chambers removed microfilm from hollowed-out pumpkin on his Pipe Creek Farm for U.S. House of Representatives UnAmerican Activities Committee.

1976. Carroll Community College opened in Westminster as a branch of Catonsville Junior College.

2004, March 2. Electronic voting system used during primary elections at polling places and for absentee ballots in all counties and Baltimore City.

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