Dorchester County, Maryland Records

Dorchester County, Maryland (Map It) was created on May 27, 1668 from unorganized territory. This county was named for Dorchester in Dorset, England; the Earl of Dorset was a friend of the Calvert family ..

Dorchester County is bordered by Caroline County (north), Sussex County, Delaware (northeast), Wicomico County (east), Somerset County (southeast), Talbot County (northwest).

Dorchester County Cities and Towns include Cambridge (incorporated 1793), Brookview (incorporated 1953), Church Creek (incorporated 1867), East New Market (incorporated 1832), Eldorado (incorporated 1947), Galestown (incorporated 1951), Hurlock (incorporated 1892), Secretary (incorporated 1900), Vienna (incorporated 1833).

A Map of Dorchester County, Maryland contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. Also view Maryland Town / Municipal Maps.

Dorchester County, Maryland Courthouse Records

Dorchester County, Maryland Courthouse
  • Save

Dorchester County, MD Courthouse

The Dorchester County Courthouse is located in Cambridge, Maryland. There are gaps in the court records. Some were probably lost in a fire in 1852. Learn More About State of Maryland Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Dorchester county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.

  • Dorchester County Circuit Court Clerk has Marriage Records from 1669 and Land Records from 1669. The County Circuit Court Clerk is responsible for recording documents related to property. Documents recorded consist of, but are not limited to, deeds, mortgages, restrictions, notaries, public and elected county officers. Other documents, such as Military Service Discharges, foreign birth certificates, as well as obscure documents like cattle brands, are also recorded here.
  • Dorchester County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1852. The County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk responsibilities include supervising Clerk's office personnel in the civil, criminal, courtroom clerks, business license, marriage license, land records, and juvenile units.
  • Dorchester County Government Records are available in original, microfilm and digital formats from the Maryland State Archives.

Dorchester County, Maryland Census Records

Dorchester County, Maryland Vital Records

Dorchester County, Maryland Resources

Dorchester County, Maryland External Links

  • Save
  • Save
  • Save
  • Save
Amazon Books
  • Save