Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Wednesday, February 23, 2011 is the Allegany County in Maryland.
"Allegany County is a county located in the northwestern part of the US state of Maryland. It is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 74,930. Its county seat is Cumberland. The name Allegany comes from a local Native American word, oolikhanna, which means "beautiful stream." A number of counties in the Appalachian region of the US are named Allegany, Allegheny or Alleghany.
"The western part of Maryland (including the present Allegany County) was originally part of Prince George's County when Maryland was formed in 1696. This county included six current counties, and by repeated splitting, new ones were generated: Frederick from Prince George's in 1748; and Montgomery and Washington from Frederick in 1776.
"Allegany County was formed in 1789 by the splitting of Washington County. At the time it was the westernmost county in Maryland, but a split in 1872 produced Garrett County, the current westernmost county.
"The county has a number of properties on the National Register of Historic Places."
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|1||Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama|
|2||Jefferson City National Cemetery, Jefferson City, Jefferson Township, Cole County, Missouri|
|3||Roseburg Veterans Cemetery, Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon|
|4||Union Confederate Monument, Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Kaw Township, Jackson County, Missouri|
|5||Quantico National Cemetery, Prince William County, Virginia|
|6||San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas|
|7||Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Grant County, New Mexico|
|8||Kerrville National Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas|
|9||Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Supervisor District 1, Harrison County, Mississippi|
|10||Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia|
|11||Alabama National Cemetery, Shelby County, Alabama|
|12||National Military Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio|
|13||Saint Francois County, Missouri|
|14||Lincoln Parish, Louisiana|
|15||Conecuh County, Alabama|
|16||Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana|
|17||Aroostook County, Maine|
|18||Sumner County, Tennessee|
|19||Hendricks County, Indiana|
|20||Carroll County, New Hampshire|
|21||Dakota County, Nebraska|
|22||Madison County, Kentucky|
|23||Allegany County, Maryland|
|24||Becker County, Minnesota|
|25||Mitchell County, North Carolina|
|26||Kootenai County, Idaho|
|27||Sumter County, South Carolina|
|28||Miami County, Kansas|
Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010