DORCHESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND

[County Seal, Dorchester County, Maryland] Origin: The exact date and legal origin of Dorchester County are unknown, but it was in existence by February 16, 1668/69, when a writ was issued to the county sheriff by the Lord Proprietary. The County was named for Sir Edward Sackville (1590-1652), the 4th Earl of Dorset, a family friend of the Calverts.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Choptank River & Caroline County; east by Nanticoke River & Delaware; south by Tangier Sound; west by Chesapeake Bay.
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County Seat: Cambridge, MD 21613
Form of Government: Charter since December 5, 2002
Population: 1990 census: 30,236; 2000 census: 30,674; 2010 census: 32,618


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[photo, Dorchester County Courthouse, 206 High St., Cambridge, Maryland] Courthouse, 206 High St., Cambridge, Maryland, January 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

websites:
Chesapeake College: www.chesapeake.edu
Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/circuit/dorchester/index.html
Commissioner Districts: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=council_district_map
Corrections Dept.: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=department_of_corrections
County Council: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=council_office
County Government: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=local_government
County Government Directory: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=community_directory
District Court: http://www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#DORCHESTER
Dorchester County: www.docogonet.com
Economic Development Dept.: www.dorchestereconomic.com
Emergency Communications: www.dorchestercntymd-ema.com/911.html
Emergency Management Agency: www.dorchestercntymd-ema.com
Finance Dept.: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=finance_page
Health Dept.: www.dorchesterhealth.org
Human Resources Dept.: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=human_resources
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/dor/
Library: www.dorchesterlibrary.org
Planning & Zoning Office: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=planning_zoning
Public Defender: www.opd.state.md.us/opd/districts/dist2.aspx
Public Schools: www.dcps.k12.md.us
Public Works Dept.: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=county_highway
Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=recreation_parks
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/dorchester.html
Sheriff: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=sheriff
Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?p=216; www.dorchesterdss.org
State's Attorney: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=states_attorney
Technology Dept.: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=technology
Tourism Dept.: www.tourdorchester.org
Treasury Dept.: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=treasury_page

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