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.garrettcounty.org/circuit-court
Community College: www.garrettcollege.edu/
County Administrator: www.garrettcounty.org/commissioners/county-administrator
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 Dept.: www.gcedonline.com/
Elections Board: www.garrettcounty.org/board-of-elections
Emergency Management Office: www.garrettcounty.org/emergency-services
Engineering: www.garrettcounty.org/engineering
Facilities & Maintenance Dept.: www.garrettcounty.org/facilities-and-maintenance
Finance Office: www.garrettcounty.org/finance
Health Dept.: http://garretthealth.org/
Human Resources Office: www.garrettcounty.org/hr
Job Service: http://westernmarylandconsortium.org/
Library: www.relib.net/
License Commissioners Board & Liquor Control Board: www.garrettcounty.org/liquor-control-board
Permits & Inspection Services Dept.: www.garrettcounty.org/permits-inspections
Planning & Land Management Dept.: www.garrettcounty.org/planning-land-development
Public Defender: www.opd.state.md.us/districts/dist12.aspx
Public Schools: https://garrettcountyschools.org/
Public Utilities Division: www.garrettcounty.org/public-utilities/home
Purchasing Dept.: www.garrettcounty.org/purchasing
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/garrett.html
Risk Management: www.garrettcounty.org/risk-management
Roads Division: www.garrettcounty.org/roads
Sheriff's Office: www.garrettcounty.org/sheriffs-office
Solid Waste & Recycling Dept.: www.garrettcounty.org/solid-waste-recycling
Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/garrett-county/
State's Attorney: www.garrettcounty.org/states-attorney
Tax Collection Office: www.garrettcounty.org/tax-office
Technology & Communications Dept.: www.garrettcounty.org/dotcom

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