[County Seal, Cecil County, Maryland] Origin: Cecil County was erected in 1674 from Baltimore and Kent counties by proclamation of the Governor. The County was named for Cecilius Calvert (1605-1675), Second Lord Baltimore, and founder of the Maryland colony. Although he never lived in Maryland, Cecilius Calvert was Proprietor of the colony from 1632 until his death in Middlesex, England in 1675.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Pennsylvania; east by Delaware; south by Sassafras River; west by Chesapeake Bay & Susquehanna River.
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[photo, Cecil County Circuit Court Courthouse, 129 East Main St., Elkton, Maryland] County Executives
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County Seat: Elkton, MD 21921
Form of Government: Charter since December 3, 2012
Population: 1990 census: 71,347; 2000 census: 85,951; 2010 census: 101,108; 2020 census: 103,725

Circuit Court Courthouse, 129 East Main St., Elkton, Maryland, May 2018. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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[photo, Cecil County Administration Building, 200  Chesapeake Blvd., Elkton, Maryland]
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  • County Administration Building, 200 Chesapeake Blvd., Elkton, Maryland, May 2018. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

    Animal Services: www.ccgov.org/government/animal-services
    Budget Dept.: www.ccgov.org/government/budget
    Circuit Court: www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/cecil/index.html
    Community College: www.cecil.edu/Pages/default.aspx
    Community Services: www.ccgov.org/government/community-services
    County Council: www.ccgov.org/government/county-council
    County Executive: www.ccgov.org/government/office-of-the-county-executive/danielle-hornberger
    County Government: www.ccgov.org/home
    County Government Directory: www.ccgov.org/about-us/contact-directory-1673
    Detention Center: www.ccgov.org/government/sheriff-s-office/detention-center
    District Court: www.mdcourts.gov/district/directories/courtmap.html#CECIL
    Economic Development Office: www.ccgov.org/government/economic-development
    Elections Board: www.ccgov.org/government/election-board
    Emergency Services Dept.: www.ccdes.org/
    Ethics Commission: www.ccgov.org/government/boards-and-commissions/ethics-commission
    Facility Management & Maintenance Dept.: www.ccgov.org/government/facilities-management
    Finance Dept.: www.ccgov.org/government/finance
    Health Dept.: http://cecilcountyhealth.org/
    Housing & Community Development: www.ccgov.org/government/community-services/housing
    Human Resources: www.ccgov.org/government/human-resources
    Information Technology: www.ccgov.org/government/information-technology
    Job Service: http://labor.maryland.gov/county/susq/
    Land Use & Development Services Dept.: www.ccgov.org/government/land-use-development-services
    Library: www.cecilcountylibrary.org/
    Orphans' Court: www.ccgov.org/government/orphans-court
    Parks & Recreation: www.ccgov.org/government/parks-and-recreation
    Permits & Inspections Division: www.ccgov.org/government/land-use-development-services/permits-and-inspections-division
    Planning & Zoning Division: www.ccgov.org/government/land-use-development-services/planning-zoning-division
    Public Schools: www.ccps.org/cecil
    Public Works: www.ccgov.org/government/public-works
    Purchasing Office: www.ccgov.org/government/purchasing
    Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/cecil.html
    Sheriff's Office: www.ccgov.org/government/sheriff-s-office
    Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/cecil-county/
    State's Attorney: https://cecilstatesattorney.org/
    Tourism Office: www.ccgov.org/government/tourism

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