Caroline County is a wholly rural county located in the U.S. state of Maryland on its Eastern Shore. It is bordered by Queen Anne's County to the north, Talbot County to the west, Dorchester County to the south, Kent County, Delaware, to the east, and Sussex County, Delaware, to the southeast. As of 2010, the population was 33,066. Its county seat is Denton.
The newspaper of record is The Times-Record. A second local publication, the Caroline Review, circulates monthly and is free of charge.