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: County Commissioners
Population

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

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    Chesapeake College: www.chesapeake.edu
    Commissioner Districts: www.commissioners.net/maps.html
    County Government: www.commissioners.net
    Economic Development Dept.: www.skipjack.net/le_shore/dorchest
    Job Service: www.careernet.state.md.us/county/dorchester.htm
    Library: www.dorchesterlibrary.org
    Public Schools: www.dcps.k12.md.us
    Register of Wills: www.registers.state.md.us/county/do/html/dorchester.html
    Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/dorchester.htm
    Tourism Dept.: www.tourdorchester.org

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     Maryland Manual On-Line, 2002

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