A history of Anne Arundel County in Maryland

 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER FIRST.
The Settlement of Maryland 1

CHAPTER SECOND.
The Founding of St. Mary's 6

CHAPTER THIRD.
The Erection of St. Mary's and Kent Counties 10

CHAPTER FOURTH.
Life Amongst the Early Settlers of Maryland 12

CHAPTER FIFTH.
The Administration of Margaret Brent 17

CHAPTER SIXTH.
Maryland a Prototype of England 19

CHAPTER SEVENTH.
The Settlement of Anne Arundel County 22

CHAPTER EIGHTH.
The Courts of Anne Arundel Established 24

CHAPTER NINTH.
The Puritans Refuse to Send Delegates to the Legislature of 1651 26

CHAPTER TENTH.
The First Settlers of Anne Arundel County 28

CHAPTER ELEVENTH.
The Animosities of the Old World Transplanted in the New 30

CHAPTER TWELFTH.
Providence Sends a Petition to the Commissioners of the Commonwealth 32

CHAPTER THIRTEENTH.
Cromwell's Commissioners Reduce Maryland 31

CHAPTER FOURTEENTH.
The Battle of the Severn 37

CHAPTER FIFTEENTH.
The Strong Characters in Anne Arundel Force the Hand of Government 41

CHAPTER SIXTEENTH.
The Religious Element in the County and the Development of Anne Arundel 42

CHAPTER SEVENTEENTH.
Anne Arundel Refuses to Sanction the Overthrow op Lord Baltimore's Government 46

CHAPTER EIGHTEENTH.
The Religious Element in Anne Arundel from the Protestant Revolution to the American Revolution 1689-1776 49

CHAPTER NINETEENTH.
Patriotism in Anne Arundel 55

CHAPTER TWENTIETH.
Annapolis Becomes the Chief City of the Province 61

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIRST.
Strange Antics of Visiting Provincial Commissioners 64

CHAPTER TWENTY-SECOND.
"The Athens of America" 69

CHAPTER TWENTY-THIRD.
A Quaint Incident that Led to Important Results 73

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOURTH.
Anne Arundel During the Revolutionary War 74

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIFTH.
A Revolutionary Fight in Anne Arundel 81

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIXTH.
Leading Events in Anne Arundel County from the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812 82

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVENTH.
Annapolis a Centre of National Interest 87

CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHTH.
The Naval Academy Established at Annapolis 88

CHAPTEll TWENTY NINTH.
Anne Arundel from the Civil War to the Present 90

CHAPTER THIRTIETH.
The Reception op the Remains op John Paul Jones 94

CHAPTER THIRTY-FIRST.
War Scenes in Annapolis 96

CHAPTER THIRTY-SECOND.
A Plaintive Story in the History of Annapolis 99

CHAPTER THIRTY-THIRD.
The Geology of Anne Arundel County 100

CHAPTER THIRTY-FOURTH.
The Indians op Anne Arundel 102

CHAPTER THIRTY-FIFTH.
The Three State Houses in Annapolis 104

CHAPTER THIRTY-SIXTH.
Schools and Education in Anne Arundel 106

CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVENTH.
Towns in Anne Arundel 107

CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHTH.
Annapolis and Anne Arundel the Resort of Excursionists 115

CHAPTER THIRTY-NINTH.
The Area and Population of Anne Arundel 117

CHAPTER FORTIETH.
Old Fashions Disappear in Anne Arundel 118

CHAPTER FORTY-FIRST.
Conditions in Anne Arundel 119

CHAPTER FORTY-SECOND.
Legislative Scenes in Annapolis 122

CHAPTER FORTY-THIRD.
The Political, Educational and Historic Status of Anne Arundel County 135

CHAPTER FORTY-FOURTH.
A Galaxy op Illustrious Citizens of Anne Arundel 138

CHAPTER FORTY-FIFTH.
Public Buildings, Churches, and Ancient Landmarks 146

CHAPTER FORTY-SIXTH.
The Lost Landmarks of Anne Arundel County 155

CHAPTER FORTY-SEVENTH.
The Ancient Belief in Witches and Apparitions 157

CHAPTER FORTY-EIGHTH.
Progress of the Improvements at the Naval Academy 161

CHAPTER FORTY-NINTH.
St. Anne's Parish 1692-1906 162

CHAPTER FIFTIETH.
"Improvement" the Watchword of the Public Schools of Anne Arundel County 168

 

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Maryland was settled under the auspices of a charter granted by King Charles the First of England, to Cecelius Calvert, second Baron of Baltimore, on the 20th of June, 1632. A charter had been written for George Calvert, the father of Ceclius, the first Lord Baltimore but, before it had passed into the hands of Lord Baltimore, he died. The Province was named in compliment to Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles the First.