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What's in a Harford name? All sorts of people, critters and things, really
What's in a Harford name? All sorts of people, critters and things, really

Some places in Harford County are named for early postmasters and postmistresses (Benson, Norrisville, Jarrettsville), millers and farmers (Carr, Pyle, Bond, Bynum), even a onetime sheriff (Carsins). Others draw their names from the Bible (Joppa, Calvary, Jerusalem), Latin (Lapidum), the British Isles (Aberdeen, Blenheim, Cardiff, Darlington and Dublin) and an abundance of flora (Magnolia) or fauna (Frogtown, Otter Creek, Deer Creek). Still others are named for daughters of prominent residents, such as Fanny Archer (Lake Fanny) and Madonna McCurdy (Madonna), and distinguishing topography (Level, Fountain Green) or climate (Pleasantville). Others started out as something else:...

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