GARRETT COUNTY, MARYLAND

[County Seal, Garrett County, Maryland] Origin: The last Maryland county to be formed, Garrett County was created from Allegany County in 1872 (Chapter 212, Acts of 1872). It was named for John Work Garrett (1820-1884), railroad executive, industrialist, and financier. Garrett served as president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from 1858 until his death in 1884.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Pennsylvania; east by Allegany County; south & west by West Virginia.
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County Seat: Oakland, MD 21550
Form of Government: County Commissioners
Population: 1990 census: 28,138; 2000 census: 29,846; 2010 census: 30,097


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[photo, Frederick A. Thayer III Courthouse, 203 South 4th St., Oakland, Maryland] Frederick A. Thayer III Courthouse, 203 South 4th St., Oakland, Maryland, October 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

[photo, Casselman River Bridge, Grantsville, Maryland] websites:
Animal Shelter: www.garrettcounty.org/animal-shelter
Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/courtsdirectory/garrett.html
Community College: www.garrettcollege.edu
County Commissioners: www.garrettcounty.org/commissioners/
County Government: www.garrettcounty.org

Casselman River Bridge, Grantsville, Maryland, October 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt


District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#GARRETT
Economic Development Office: www.gcedonline.com
Elections Board: www.garrettcounty.org/board-of-elections
Emergency Management Office: www.garrettcounty.org/emergency-services
Finance Office: www.garrettcounty.org/finance
Health Dept.: www.garretthealth.org
Human Resources Office: www.garrettcounty.org/hr
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/garrett/
Library: www.relib.net
License Commissioners Board & Liquor Control Board: www.garrettcounty.org/liquor-control-board
Planning & Land Development Office: www.garrettcounty.org/planning-land-development
Public Defender: www.opd.state.md.us/districts/dist12.aspx
Public Schools: www.ga.k12.md.us
Public Utilities Dept.: www.garrettcounty.org/public-utilities
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/garrett.html
Roads Dept.: www.garrettcounty.org/roads
Sheriff: www.garrettcounty.org/sheriffs-office
Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?p=222
State's Attorney: www.garrettcounty.org/states-attorney

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