[City Seal, Baltimore, Maryland] Origin: Baltimore City was incorporated in 1796 (Chapter 68, Acts of 1796). The City name was derived from the Proprietary's Irish Barony. As a governmental unit, the City separated from Baltimore County in 1851.


1990 census: 736,014
2000 census: 651,154

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    Harbor view, Baltimore, Maryland, September 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

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    Battle of North Point Monument (before Mitchell Courthouse), Calvert St. & Fayette St., Baltimore, Maryland, June 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

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    November 5, 2002   
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