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[County Seal, Harford County, Maryland] Origin: Harford County was erected from Baltimore County in 1773 (Chapter 6, Acts of 1773). The County was named for Henry Harford (c. 1759-1834), last Proprietary of Maryland. He was a son of Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord Baltimore, but because of his illegitimate birth did not inherit his father's title.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Pennsylvania; east by Susquehanna River; south & southeast by Chesapeake Bay; west & southwest by Baltimore County.
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[photo, Harford County Courthouse, 20 West Courtland St., Bel Air, Maryland] County Profile
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County Seat: Bel Air, MD 21014
Form of Government: Charter since 1972
Population: 1990 census: 182,132; 2000 census: 218,590; 2010 census: 244,826

Harford County Courthouse, 20 West Courtland St., Bel Air, Maryland, March 2005. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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