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Allegany County

Content Provided by: Maryland State Archives
Origin: Allegany County was formed in 1789 from Washington County (Chapter 29, Acts of 1789). Allegany comes from the Indian word, oolikhanna, meaning "beautiful stream."

County Seat: Cumberland , MD 21502
Form of Government: Code Home Rule since 1974
1990 census: 74,946
2000 census: 74,930

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