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HARFORD COUNTY, MARYLAND

[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.

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

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    websites:
    Aging & Transportation Services Office: www.harfordcountymd.gov/services/aging/
    Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/harford/index.html
    Community College: www.harford.edu
    Community Services Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/services
    County Council: www.harfordcountymd.gov/council
    County Executive: www.harfordcountymd.gov/executive.html
    County Government: www.harfordcountymd.gov
    District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#harford
    Economic Development Office: www.harfordcountymd.gov/economic_development
    Elections Board: www.harfordcountymd.gov/Elections
    Emergency Operations Division: www.harfordcountymd.gov/eoc
    Health Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/health
    Human Resources: www.harfordcountymd.gov/human_resources
    Inspections, Licenses, & Permits Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/dilp
    Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/harford/
    Law Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/law.html
    Library: www.harf.lib.md.us
    Liquor Control Board: www.harfordcountymd.gov/lcb/
    Parks & Recreation Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/parks_rec
    Planning & Zoning Dept: www.harfordcountymd.gov/planningzoning/index.html
    Public Defender: www.opd.state.md.us/locations/harford.htm
    Public Schools: www.hcps.org
    Public Works Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/dpw
    Register of Wills: www.registers.state.md.us/county/ha/html/harford.html
    Sheriff: www.harfordsheriff.org
    Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/harford.htm
    State's Attorney: www.harfordcountymd.gov/StatesAttorney/

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