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.
County Seat: Princess Anne, MD 21853
Form of Government: County Commissioners
Population: 1990 census: 23,440; 2000 census: 24,747; 2010 census: 26,470
Somerset County Circuit Court, 30512 Prince William St., Princess Anne, Maryland, May 2017. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Aging Commission: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/commaging.html
Circuit Court: www.mdcourts.gov/circuit/somerset/index.html
County Commissioners: www.somersetmd.us/commissioners.html
County Government: www.somersetmd.us/index.html
Detention Center: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/scdc.html
District Court: www.mdcourts.gov/district/directories/courtmap.html#SOMERSET
Dog Control: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/animalcontrol.html
Economic Development Center: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/edc.html
Education Dept.: www.somerset.k12.md.us/
Elections Board: www.somersetmd.us/elections.html
Emergency Services Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/emergency.html
Ethics Commission: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/ethicscomm.html
Finance Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/finance.html
Health Dept.: http://somersethealth.org/
Human Resources Dept: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/hr.html
Information Technology Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/it.html
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/wic/
Planning & Zoning Dept.: see: Technical & Community Services Dept.
Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/rec&parks.html
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/somerset.html
Roads Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/roads.html
Sanitary District Commission: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/sanitary.html
Crisfield Public Library, Somerset County Library System, 100 Collins St., Crisfield, Maryland, June 2018. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Sheriff's Office: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/scso.html
Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/somerset-county/
Solid Waste Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/solidwaste.html
State's Attorney: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/sao.html
Technical & Community Services Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/p&z.html
Tourism Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/tourism.html
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