ALLEGANY COUNTY, MARYLAND

[County Seal, Allegany County, Maryland] Origin: Allegany County was formed in 1789 from Washington County (Chapter 29, Acts of 1789). Allegany comes from the Indian word, oolikhanna, meaning "beautiful stream."

Boundaries: Bounded north by Pennsylvania; east by Washington County; south by Potomac River; west by Garrett County.
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County Seat: Cumberland, MD 21502
Form of Government: Code Home Rule since 1974
Population: 1990 census: 74,946; 2000 census: 74,930; 2010 census: 75,087


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[photo, Washington Street Library, 31 Washington St., Cumberland, Maryland]
  • Creeks
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  • Main Branch, Allegany County Library System, 31 Washington St., Cumberland, Maryland, July 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

    [photo, Toll Gate House, 14302 National Highway (Rte. 40), LaVale, Maryland] websites:
    Allegany College of Maryland: www.allegany.edu/
    Animal Control: http://alleganyanimalshelter.com/
    Circuit Court: www.mdcourts.gov/circuit/allegany/index.html
    County Administrator: http://gov.allconet.org/149/County-Administrator
    County Attorney: http://gov.allconet.org/155/County-Attorney
    County Commissioners: http://gov.allconet.org/377/Board-of-County-Commissioners
    County Government: http://gov.allconet.org/27/Government
    County Government Directory: http://alleganygov.org/Directory.aspx
    District Court: www.mdcourts.gov/district/directories/courtmap.html#ALLEGANY

    Toll Gate House, a seven-sided structure, 14302 National Highway (Rte. 40), LaVale (Allegany County), Maryland, October 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    Economic & Community Development Dept.: http://alleganyworks.org/
    Elections Office: http://alleganygov.org/158/Election-Office
    Emergency Services Department: http://alleganygov.org/168/Emergency-Services
    Finance Dept.: http://alleganygov.org/180/Finance
    Gaming Office: http://alleganygov.org/202/Gaming-Office
    Geographic Information Systems Office: http://alleganygov.org/214/Geographic-Information-Systems-GIS
    Health Dept.: www.alleganyhealthdept.com/
    Human Resources Dept.: http://alleganygov.org/220/Human-Resources
    Information Technologies Division: http://alleganygov.org/206/Information-Technology
    Job Center: http://dllr.maryland.gov/county/alle/
    Land Development Services Division: http://alleganygov.org/227/Land-Development-Services
    Library System: www.alleganycountylibrary.info/
    Planning Services Division: http://alleganygov.org/271/Planning-Services
    Public Schools: www.acpsmd.org/
    Public Works: http://alleganygov.org/228/Public-Works
    Recycling Office: http://alleganygov.org/286/Recycling-Office
    Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/allegany.html
    Roads Division: http://alleganygov.org/313/Roads-Division
    Sheriff's Office: www.alleganysheriff.com/en/
    Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/allegany-county/
    State's Attorney: http://alleganygov.org/Directory.aspx?DID=25
    Tax & Utility Office: http://alleganygov.org/181/Tax-Utility-Office
    Transit Division: http://alleganygov.org/315/Transit
    Utilities Division: http://alleganygov.org/254/Utilities-Division

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