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DORCHESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND

[County Seal, Dorchester County, Maryland] Origin: The exact date and legal origin of Dorchester County are unknown, but it was in existence by February 16, 1668/69, when a writ was issued to the county sheriff by the Lord Proprietary. The County was named for the Earl of Dorset, a family friend of the Calverts.

County Seat: Cambridge, MD 21613
Form of Government: Charter, effective Dec. 5, 2002
Population

1990 census: 30,236
2000 census: 30,674

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[photo, Dorchester County Courthouse, 206 High St., Cambridge, Maryland]
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  • Courthouse, 206 High St., Cambridge, Maryland, January 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

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    websites:
    Chesapeake College: www.chesapeake.edu
    Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/dorchester.html
    Commissioner Districts: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=council_district_map
    Corrections Dept.: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=department_of_corrections
    County Council: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=council_office
    County Government: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=local_government
    District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#dorchester
    Dorchester County: www.docogonet.com
    Economic Development Dept.: www.dorchestereconomic.com
    Emergency Communications: www.dorchestercntymd-ema.com/911.html
    Emergency Management Agency: www.dorchestercntymd-ema.com
    Finance Dept.: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=finance_page
    Health Dept.: www.dorchesterhealth.org
    Human Resources Dept.: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=human_resources
    Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/dor/
    Library: www.dorchesterlibrary.org
    Planning & Zoning Office: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=planning_zoning
    Public Defender: www.opd.state.md.us/locations/dorchester.htm
    Public Schools: www.dcps.k12.md.us
    Public Works Dept.: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=county_highway
    Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=recreation_parks
    Register of Wills: www.registers.state.md.us/county/do/html/dorchester.html
    Sheriff: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=sheriff
    Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/dorchester.htm; www.dorchesterdss.org
    State's Attorney: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=states_attorney
    Technology Dept.: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=technology
    Tourism Dept.: www.tourdorchester.org
    Treasury Dept.: www.docogonet.com/index.php?page=treasury_page

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