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Carroll County Real Estate

Carroll County was formed in 1836 from the western part of Baltimore County and the eastern part of Frederick. It includes what were in the 1800s, the North Hundred, Pipe Creek Hundred, Delaware Upper and Lower Hundred of Baltimore County and the Pipe Creek, Westminster, Unity, Burnt House, Piney Creek, and Taneytown Hundreds of Frederick County. A hundred was a land unit which was carried over from England to Maryland as a subdivision of a county or shire and its terminology was derived from the fact that in each area there lived approximately one hundred men who could be called for military duty. Because Carroll County was one of the later counties to be established, much of its history is the history of northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania.

Carroll County has a land area of 456 square miles and it measures about 27 miles in both width and length. It is hilly with many streams flowing through its valleys. Two ridges known as Parr's Ridge and Dug Hill form a divide in the county with streams to the east flowing in a southeasterly direction to the Patapsco and Gunpowder rivers and streams to the west flowing southwest to the Monocacy River and then to the Potomac River.

Hampstead is the quintessential American small town and a popular place to live in Carroll County. Main Street Hampstead is filled with small businesses and neighborhoods that offer a range of housing options ranging from remodeled Victorian homes to newly developed luxury homes. Hampstead is a family-oriented community with excellent schools, churches and many recreational opportunities including popular youth sports programs.

Westminster is a city steeped in tradition and history but progressive when it comes to technology and business development. As the county seat of Carroll County, Westminster is the center of a fast growing commercial and industrial base, much of the latter located in the campus surrounding the modern Air Business Center. Westminster is close to both Washington DC and Baltimore.


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