Talbot County is situated in the central portion of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This County was named after Lady Grace Talbot, Lord Baltimore’s sister during the 1600s. There's a wealthy legacy connected to the land. Various buildings are currently listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Among the most famous local landmarks The Third Haven Meetinghouse, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and White Marsh Church were all built in the late 1600s.
Approximately hundred and 38,000 residents populate a total area of 269.14 square miles of land and 207.64 square miles of water. There are five incorporated municipalities (towns) located within its boundaries. There are also two unincorporated areas (towns) in the County. There are 11 non-census designated places (unincorporated areas). The waterfowl Festival, the Talbot County fair and the TECO gas and steam show are three of the most popular annual events in the region.
Talbot County and other areas are experiencing steady growth in home values although there is fluctuation in the market, confidence has again returned. Analysts are predicting a slow but steady rise in home values over the next 12 months. The previous year saw a 6.3 percent increase and forecasts for the next year is calculated to be 2.9 percent. Purchasing a home in Talbot County may be the best investment for homebuyers at this time.