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HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND

[County Seal, Howard County, Maryland] Origin: Howard District was created from Anne Arundel County by Chapter 22, Acts of 1838 (confirmed by Chapter 50, Acts of 1839). Although unrepresented in the General Assembly, the District enjoyed the status of a county. It officially was formed as a county in 1851 (Const. 1851, Art. VIII, sec. I). The County was named for John Eager Howard (1752-1827), Revolutionary War officer, Maryland governor, and statesman.

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County Seat:
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Form of Government: Charter since 1968


[photo, George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland] Population
1990 census: 187,328
2000 census: 247,842

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  • George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland, 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.

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    websites:
    Aging, Office on: www.co.ho.md.us/citizenservices/servicesguide/agingserv.htm
    Budget Office: www.co.ho.md.us/doa/doa_budget2.htm
    Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/howard/general.html
    Citizen Services Dept.: www.co.ho.md.us/citizenservices/cs_homepage.htm
    Community College: www.howardcc.edu
    County Council: www.co.ho.md.us/countycouncil/cc_homepage.html
    County Executive: www.co.ho.md.us/hc_countyexecutive.htm
    County Government: www.co.ho.md.us/
    District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#howard
    Economic Development Authority: www.hceda.org
    Elections Board: www.co.ho.md.us/servicesresidents_voting.htm
    Finance Dept.: www.co.ho.md.us/dof/dof_homepage.htm
    Health Dept.: www.co.ho.md.us/health/healthmain/health_homepage.htm
    Housing & Community Development Dept.: www.co.ho.md.us/dh/dh_homepage.htm
    Human Resources: www.co.ho.md.us/doa/doa_humanresources.htm
    Inspections, Licenses, & Permits Dept.: www.co.ho.md.us/dilp/dilp_homepage.htm
    Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/howard/
    Library: www.howa.lib.md.us
    Planning & Zoning Dept.: www.co.ho.md.us/dpz/dpz_homepage.htm
    Police Dept.: www.co.ho.md.us/police/police_homepage.htm
    Public Defender: www.opd.state.md.us/locations/howard.htm
    Public Information Office: www.co.ho.md.us/doa/doa%5fpio.htm
    Public Schools: www.howard.k12.md.us
    Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.co.ho.md.us/rap/rap_homepage.htm
    Register of Wills: www.registers.state.md.us/county/ho/html/howard.html
    Sheriff: www.co.ho.md.us/sheriff/sheriff_homepage.htm
    Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/howard.htm
    State's Attorney: www.co.ho.md.us/statesattorney/samain/sa_homepage.asp
    Tourism Office: www.visithowardcounty.com

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     Maryland Manual On-Line, 2007

    July 6, 2007   
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