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Battle of the Alamo coincided with Carroll's independence efforts [Eagle Archives]
In October 1833 a referendum was held, in what we now know as the area encompassing Baltimore, Carroll and Frederick counties, on whether a new county was to be created. The vote failed, 593 to 554, although it was later speculated that it failed because of voter irregularities in Baltimore County.
By Kevin Dayhoff, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 26, 2013