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Cecil County

Content Provided by: Maryland State Archives
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.

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County Seat: Elkton , MD 21921
Form of Government: County Commissioners
1990 census: 71,347
2000 census: 85,951

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