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
Population

1990 census: 187,328
2000 census: 247,842

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    websites:
    Aging, Office on: www.co.ho.md.us/citizenservices/aging/cs_officeaging.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/
    Economic Development Authority: www.hceda.org
    Elections Board: www.co.ho.md.us/servicesresidents_voting.htm
    Health Dept.: www.co.ho.md.us/health/healthmain/health_homepage.htm
    Job Service: www.careernet.state.md.us/county/howard.htm
    Library: www.howa.lib.md.us
    Police Dept.: www.co.ho.md.us/police/police_homepage.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
    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, 2002

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