Cecil County
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Cecil County was erected in 1674 from Baltimore and Kent counties by proclamation of the Governor. The county gets its name from Cecilius, Lord Baltimore and founder of the colony of Maryland. Although he never lived in Maryland, Cecil ius Calvert was Proprietor of the colony from 1632 until his death in Middlesex, England in 1675.

Rodgers Tavern, in Cecil County, was a favorite stopping place of George Washington. The county seat is Elkton.

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Below is some interesting census information about Cecil County. Look at the way the county population has changed over the years!

Population Information for Cecil County
Population % of MD Population
1790 Census 13,625 4.3%
1890 Census 25,851 2.5%
1990 Census 71,347 1.5%
2000 Census 85,951 1.6%

© Copyright October 16, 1997, Office of the Secretary of State.
Last Modified October 04, 2002 .