[County Seal, Harford County, Maryland] Origin: Harford County was erected from Baltimore County in 1773 (Chapter 6, Acts of 1773). The County was named for Henry Harford (c. 1759-1834), last Proprietary of Maryland. He was a son of Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord Baltimore, but because of his illegitimate birth did not inherit his father's title.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Pennsylvania; east by Susquehanna River; south & southeast by Chesapeake Bay; west & southwest by Baltimore County.
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[photo, Harford County Courthouse, 20 West Courtland St., Bel Air, Maryland] County Profile
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County Seat: Bel Air, MD 21014
Form of Government: Charter since 1972
Population: 1990 census: 182,132; 2000 census: 218,590; 2010 census: 244,826

Harford County Courthouse, 20 West Courtland St., Bel Air, Maryland, March 2005. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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Aging Office: www.harfordcountymd.gov/651/Office-on-Aging
Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/harford/index.html
Community College: www.harford.edu
Community Services Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/319/Community-Services
County Council: www.harfordcountymd.gov/council
County Executive: www.harfordcountymd.gov/723/County-Executive
County Government: www.harfordcountymd.gov/
County Government Directory: www.harfordcountymd.gov/Directory.aspx
District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#HARFORD
Economic Development Office: www.harfordcountymd.gov/718/Economic-Development
Elections Board: www.harfordvotes.info/
Emergency Services Department: www.harfordcountymd.gov/165/Emergency-Services
Health Dept.: www.harfordcountyhealth.com
Human Resources: www.harfordcountymd.gov/296/Human-Resources
Inspections, Licenses, & Permits Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/289/Inspections-Licenses-Permits-DILP
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/harford/
Law Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/427/Law-Department
Library: www.harf.lib.md.us
Liquor Control Board: www.harfordcountymd.gov/434/Liquor-Control-Board
Parks & Recreation Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/225/Parks-Recreation
Planning & Zoning Dept: www.harfordcountymd.gov/164/Planning-Zoning
Public Schools: www.hcps.org
Public Works Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/555/Public-Works
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/harford.html
Sheriff: www.harfordsheriff.org
Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?p=225
State's Attorney: www.harfordcountymd.gov/775/States-Attorney

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