BALTIMORE CITY, MARYLAND

[City Seal, Baltimore, Maryland] Origin: As a municipality within Baltimore County, Baltimore City was incorporated in 1796 by legislation that took effect in 1797 (Chapter 68, Acts of 1796; Chapter 54, Acts of 1797). The City name was derived from the Proprietary's Irish Barony. As a governmental unit, the City separated from Baltimore County in 1851, and has been considered on a par with county jurisdictions since the adoption of the Maryland Constitution of 1851 (Constitution of 1851, Article I, secs. 1-3; Article II, sec. 5; Article III, secs. 2-4, 40, 42; Article IV, secs. 4, 8, 10-21, 27, 28; Article V, sec. 1; Article VII, secs. 2, 10; Article X, sec. 9; Code 1957, Art. 1, sec. 14).

Boundaries: Bounded north, east, & west by Baltimore County; south by Patapsco River & Anne Arundel County.


[photo, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland]

Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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[photo, U.S.S. Torsk (Historic Ships in Baltimore), Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland]

U.S.S. Torsk (Historic Ships in Baltimore), Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2015. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.


[photo, Cherry trees in blossom, Springlake Way, Homeland, Baltimore, Maryland]

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    Cherry trees in blossom, Springlake Way, Homeland, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2000. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.


    [photo, City Hall dome, 100 North Holliday St., Baltimore, Maryland] websites:
    Baltimore City: www.baltimorecity.gov
    Circuit Court: www.baltocts.state.md.us
    City Council: www.baltimorecitycouncil.com
    City Government: www.baltimorecity.gov/government.aspx
    City Government Data Catalog: OpenBaltimore
    City Government Services Directory: www.baltimorecity.gov/residents/cityservices.aspx
    Community College: www.bccc.edu/
    Education Dept.: www.baltimorecityschools.org
    Elections Board: www.baltimorecity.gov/government/elections
    Finance Dept.: www.baltimorecity.gov/government/agenciesdepartments/finance.aspx

    City Hall dome, 100 North Holliday St., Baltimore, Maryland, May 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    Fire Dept.: www.baltimorecity.gov/government/agenciesdepartments/fire.aspx
    Health Dept.: www.baltimorehealth.org/
    Housing & Community Development Dept.: www.baltimorehousing.org
    Information Technology: www.baltimorecity.gov/officeofthemayor/mayoraloffices/informationtechnology.aspx
    Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/bacity/
    Law Dept.: www.baltimorecity.gov/government/agenciesdepartments/law.aspx
    Library: www.prattlibrary.org
    Mayor: www.baltimorecity.gov/officeofthemayor.aspx
    Planning Dept.: www.baltimorecity.gov/government/agenciesdepartments/planning.aspx
    Police Dept.: www.baltimorepolice.org
    Public Works Dept.: www.baltimorecity.gov/government/agenciesdepartments/publicworks.aspx
    Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.baltimorecity.gov/government/agenciesdepartments/recreationandparks.aspx
    Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/baltimorecity.html
    Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?p=195
    State's Attorney: www.stattorney.org
    Transportation Dept.: www.baltimorecity.gov/government/agenciesdepartments/transportation.aspx

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