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Baltimore County

Content Provided by: Maryland State Archives
Origin: The legal origin of Baltimore County is not known, but it was in existence by January 12, 1659/60 when a writ was issued to the sheriff of the county. The County name was derived from the name of the Proprietary's Barony in Ireland in the county of Longford.
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County Seat: Towson, MD 21204
Form of Government: Charter since 1956
Population

1990 census: 692,134
2000 census: 754,292


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