Use the links on this page to connect to the people who lived in the region in prehistoric times, during the early days of European settlement, and as conflict developed and emerged into Civil War. The stories also include those who fought here, and others whose lives would be dramatically affected during this crucial period.

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Confederates on the march through Frederick
Best Farm Secondary Dwelling at sunrise

Early Settlers

Beginning in the early 1700s, European settlers helped to shape the area. Scottish merchants, French planters, and others made their mark on the Monocacy properties.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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