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

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

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