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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  • Mountains
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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: www.ashelterofhope.com
    Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/allegany/index.html
    County Attorney: www.gov.allconet.org/attorney/contact_info.htm
    County Commissioners: www.gov.allconet.org/bcc/contact_info.htm
    County Government: www.gov.allconet.org
    County Government Directory: www.gov.allconet.org/phone.html
    District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/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.


    Elections Office: www.gov.allconet.org/elections/election_home.htm
    Finance Dept.: www.gov.allconet.org/finance/finance.html
    Health Dept.: www.alleganyhealthdept.com/
    Information Technologies Division: www.gov.allconet.org/tech
    Job Center: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/alle/
    Land Development Services Division: www.gov.allconet.org/permits/
    Library System: www.alleganycountylibrary.info
    Planning Services Division: www.gov.allconet.org/plan/contact_info.htm
    Public Schools: www.acpsmd.org/
    Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/allegany.html
    Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?p=186
    State's Attorney: http://gov.allconet.org/sao/sao_home.htm
    Transit Division: www.gov.allconet.org/act/index.html

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