SOMERSET COUNTY, MARYLAND

[County Seal, Somerset County, Maryland] Origin: Somerset County was created by an Order in Council in 1666 and named for Lady Mary Somerset, daughter of Thomas Arundell of Wardour, and wife of Sir John Somerset. Lady Somerset was the sister of Lady Anne Arundell, who was the wife of Cecilius Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Wicomico County; east by Worcester County; south by Chesapeake Bay; west by Tangier Sound.

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County Seat: Princess Anne, MD 21853
Form of Government: County Commissioners
Population: 1990 census: 23,440; 2000 census: 24,747; 2010 census: 26,470


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[photo, Somerset County Office Complex, 11916 Somerset Ave., Princess Anne, Maryland]

Somerset County Office Complex, 11916 Somerset Ave., Princess Anne, Maryland, August 2012. Photo by David R. Herron.


websites:
Animal Control: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/animalcontrol.html
Board of Elections: www.somersetmd.us/elections.html
Circuit Court: www.mdcourts.gov/circuit/somerset/index.html
County Commissioners: www.somersetmd.us/commissioners.html
County Government: www.somersetmd.us
District Court: www.mdcourts.gov/district/directories/courtmap.html#SOMERSET
Economic Development Center: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/edc.html
Education Dept.: www.somerset.k12.md.us
Emergency Services Dept.: www.somerset911.org/
Health Dept.: http://somersethealth.org/
Human Resources Dept: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/hr.html
Information Technology Dept.: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/it.html
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/wic/
Library: www.some.lib.md.us
Planning & Zoning Dept: www.somersetbaywatch.org/
Recreation & Parks Dept: www.somersetrecandparks.org/
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/somerset.html
Sheriff's Office: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/scso.html
Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?p=246
State's Attorney: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/sao.html
Tourism Dept.: www.visitsomerset.com/
Treasurer's Office: www.somersetmd.us/agencies/treasurers.html

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