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[County Seal, Cecil County, Maryland] 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.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Pennsylvania; east by Delaware; south by Sassafras River; west by Chesapeake Bay & Susquehanna River.
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[photo, Cecil County Courthouse, 129 East Main St., Elkton, Maryland] County Executives
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County Seat: Elkton, MD 21921
Form of Government: Charter since December 3, 2012
Population: 1990 census: 71,347; 2000 census: 85,951; 2010 census: 101,108

Cecil County Courthouse, 129 East Main St., Elkton, Maryland, March 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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