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Talbot County, Maryland


"The Colonial Capital of the Eastern Shore"
"8th Best Small Town in America,"

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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Easton is approximately 10,000 (1997), 15945 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,308 (1990), 6711 (2010).
The amount of land area in Easton is 20.454 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.157 sq kilometers.
The distance from Easton to Washington DC is 54 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 27 miles. (as the crow flies)
Easton is positioned 38.77 degrees north of the equator and 76.06 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Early names for Easton were Talbot Court House and Talbot Town. It wasn't until 1788 that the town was renamed Easton. The town is the location for the Episcopal Diocese of Easton and is sometimes known as "Cathedral Town." The first newspaper on the eastern shore was published in Easton.
A website about the historical sites in and around Easton.
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The founding of Easton


Easton City Government

A home page for Easton

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