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Origin: Anne Arundel County was created in 1650 (Chapter 7, Acts of 1650, April Session). The County was named for Lady Anne Arundell (1615-1649), daughter of Thomas Arundell of Wardour, and wife of Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore and founder of the Maryland colony.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Baltimore City; east by Chesapeake Bay; south by Calvert County; west by Patuxent River, Prince George's & Howard counties.

[photo, Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St., Annapolis, Maryland] County Code & Charter
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County Seat: Annapolis, MD 21401
Form of Government: Charter since 1964.
Population: 1990 census: 427,239; 2000 census: 489,656; 2010 census: 537,656; 2020 census: 588,261

Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St., Annapolis, Maryland, October 2017. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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    Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie (Anne Arundel County), Maryland, October 2018. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

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