SOMERSET COUNTY, MARYLAND

[County Seal, Somerset County, Maryland] Origin: Somerset County was created by an Order in Council in 1666 and named for Lady Mary Somerset, daughter of Thomas Arundell of Wardour, and wife of Sir John Somerset. Lady Somerset was the sister of Lady Anne Arundell, who was the wife of Cecilius Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Wicomico County; east by Worcester County; south by Chesapeake Bay; west by Tangier Sound.

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County Seat: Princess Anne, MD 21853
Form of Government: County Commissioners
Population: 1990 census: 23,440; 2000 census: 24,747; 2010 census: 26,470


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[photo, Somerset County Circuit Court, 30512 Prince William St., Princess Anne, Maryland]

Somerset County Circuit Court, 30512 Prince William St., Princess Anne, Maryland, May 2017. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


websites:
Aging Commission: www.somersetmd.us/departments/departments_-_a_-_m/commission_on_aging.php
Airport: www.somersetmd.us/services/crisfield_somerset_airport.php
Circuit Court: www.mdcourts.gov/circuit/somerset/index.html
County Commissioners: www.somersetmd.us/government/county_commissioners/county_commissioners.php
County Government: www.somersetmd.us/government/index.php
Detention Center: www.somersetmd.us/departments/departments_-_a_-_m/detention_center.php
District Court: www.mdcourts.gov/district/directories/courtmap.html#SOMERSET
Dog Control: www.somersetmd.us/services/dog_control.php
Economic Development Commission: https://somersetcountyedc.org/
Education Dept.: www.somerset.k12.md.us/
Elections Board: www.somersetmd.us/departments/departments_-_a_-_m/board_of_elections.php
Emergency Services Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/departments/departments_-_a_-_m/emergency_services.php
Ethics Commission: www.somersetmd.us/government/boards_and_commissions/ethics_commission/index.php
Finance Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/departments/departments_-_a_-_m/finance/finance_&_accounting.php
Health Dept.: http://somersethealth.org/
Human Resources Dept: www.somersetmd.us/departments/departments_-_a_-_m/human_resources.php
Information Technology Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/departments/departments_-_a_-_m/information_technology.php
Job Service: www.dllr.maryland.gov/county/wic/

[photo, Crisfield Public Library, Somerset County Library System, 100 Collins St., Crisfield, Maryland] Library: www.somelibrary.org/
Planning & Zoning Dept.: see Technical & Community Services Dept.
Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/departments/departments_-_n_-_z/recreation_and_parks/index.php
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/somerset.html
Roads & Waterways Division: www.somersetmd.us/departments/departments_-_n_-_z/public_works/roads_division.php

Crisfield Public Library, Somerset County Library System, 100 Collins St., Crisfield, Maryland, June 2018. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Sanitary District Commission: www.somersetmd.us/departments/departments_-_n_-_z/sanitary_district/index.php
Sheriff's Office: www.somersetmd.us/departments/departments_-_n_-_z/sheriff_s_office.php
Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/somerset-county/
Solid Waste & Drainage Division: www.somersetmd.us/departments/departments_-_n_-_z/public_works/dpw_solid_waste_and_drainage/dpw_solid_waste_&_drainage.php
State's Attorney: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/sao.html
Technical & Community Services Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/departments/departments_-_n_-_z/planning_&_zoning.php
Tourism Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/departments/departments_-_n_-_z/tourism_offices.php

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