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Charles County, Maryland

PO Box 2150
La Plata, MD 20646
Phone: (301) 645-0600
Fax: (301) 645-0560
www.charlescounty.org

In southwestern MD, south of Alexandria, VA; original county, organized 1658. Name Origin: For Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore (1637-1715), second proprietor of the colony of MD; the son of Cecilius Calvert (1606-75) and Anne Arundell

Area (sq mi):: 643.22 (land 461.00; water 182.22) Population per square mile: 301.10
Population 2005: 138,822 State rank: 11 Population change: 2000-20005 15.20%; 1990-2000 19.20% Population 2000: 120,546 (White 67.30%; Black or African American 26.10%; Hispanic or Latino 2.30%; Asian 1.80%; Other 3.70%). Foreign born: 2.90%. Median age: 34.60
Income 2000: per capita $24,285; median household $62,199; Population below poverty level: 5.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,753-$33,226
Unemployment (2004): 3.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 39.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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We learn, upon the au- thority of a letter from Charles county, Maryland, received by a gentleman of this city, that a young man, named Matthews, a nephew of General Mat- thews, and whose father, it is believed, holds an of- fice at Washington, killed one of the slaves upon his father's farm by shooting him.
Work under this contract shall be the continuation of an ongoing program to locate, inspect, document, and exercise water main gate valves in the Waldorf and Bryans Road areas of Charles County, Maryland.
AFTER SHOOTING LINCOLN, an injured John Wilkes Booth fled southward out of Washington and headed for a small plantation at the edge of Zekiah Swamp in Charles County, Maryland.
Although Charles County, Maryland is just south of Washington DC, it is a world apart.
In August 1893, Joseph Cocking, a farmer in Charles County, Maryland, completed the sale of his agricultural implements and moved his family from their land near Port Tobacco, the county seat, to their new home in Hill Top, a village some five miles away, to take up a career in general merchandise.
Mudd, the testimony of his former slaves paints a far different picture of the Charles County, Maryland, physician than the public has come to accept.
After developing a portfolio of work that reflects their development in the areas of academic achievement, career readiness and personal responsibility, seniors at Westlake and Lackey high schools in Charles County, Maryland, go through mock job interviews relying on the materials, reports the district's School News newsletter.
It turned out to be the longest criminal trial ever conducted in Charles County, Maryland.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following Charles County, Maryland general obligation (GO) bonds:
The $775m combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant is situated in Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland.
2 Bcf of natural gas per day to city gates and interstate pipeline systems at points between the southern terminus of Inergy Midstream's MARC I line (at the interconnect with Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC's Leidy Line near Station # 517 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania) and the Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP pipeline in Charles County, Maryland.

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