ALLEGANY COUNTY, MARYLAND
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."
Boundaries: Bounded north by Pennsylvania; east by Washington County; south by Potomac River; west by Garrett County.
County Seat: Cumberland, MD 21502
Form of Government: Code Home Rule since 1974
Population: 1990 census: 74,946; 2000 census: 74,930; 2010 census: 75,087
Main Branch, Allegany County Library System, 31 Washington St., Cumberland, Maryland, July 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Allegany College of Maryland: www.allegany.edu/
Animal Control: www.ashelterofhope.com
Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/allegany/index.html
County Attorney: www.gov.allconet.org/attorney/contact_info.htm
County Commissioners: www.gov.allconet.org/bcc/contact_info.htm
County Government: www.gov.allconet.org
County Government Directory: www.gov.allconet.org/phone.html
District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#ALLEGANY
Toll Gate House, a seven-sided structure, 14302 National Highway (Rte. 40), LaVale (Allegany County), Maryland, October 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Education Department: www.boe.allconet.org
Elections Office: www.gov.allconet.org/elections/election_home.htm
Finance Office: www.gov.allconet.org/finance/finance.html
Health Dept.: www.alleganyhealthdept.com/
Information Technology Division: www.gov.allconet.org/tech
Job Center: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/alle/
Library System: www.alleganycountylibrary.info
Permits & Enforcement Division: www.gov.allconet.org/permits/
Planning Services Division: www.gov.allconet.org/plan/contact_info.htm
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/allegany.html
Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?p=186
State's Attorney: http://gov.allconet.org/sao/sao_home.htm
Transit Division: www.gov.allconet.org/act/index.html
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