Cartographers of the past like to make changes. I realized someone’s been making changes to Maryland’s regions. I’m sure the changes happened some time ago. I noticed the different in maps a couple months after starting the blog. I found information explaining why it happened but not when. Now, I’m adjusting my tracking to match the correct maps.
The problem is there are several maps with the regions arranged differently. I found the official word on a State of Maryland website. In old maps of Maryland, the regions are arranged this way:
- Western Region – Garrett County, Allegany County, Washington County and Frederick County
- Central Region – Carroll County, Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and Harford County
- Southern Region – Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Charles County, St. Mary’s County, Calvert County and Anne Arundel County
- Eastern Shore Region – Cecil County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County, Talbot County, Caroline County, Dorchester County, Wicomico County, Somerset County and Worcester County
Two major changes are made for the new map:
- A new Capital Region is created. Frederick County, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County are moved to the new region.
- Anne Arundel County is moved to the Central Region.
I found other maps that break the Eastern Shore into two regions:
- Upper Eastern Shore Region – Cecil County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County, Talbot County and Caroline County
- Lower Eastern Shore Region – Dorchester County, Wicomico County, Somerset County and Worcester County
The final result looks like this:
Welcome to the new Maryland Region Map! If you have more information on this, please share!
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