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The Cities and communities of Allegany County, Maryland *


Barrelville, Barton (town), Bier, Bloomington, Borden Shaft, Bowling Green

Carlos, Clarysville, Corriganville, Cresaptown-Belair, Cumberland (city) County Seat

Danville, Dawson, Detmold, Dickens

Eckhart Mines, Ellerslie, Evitts Creek

Flintstone, Frostburg (city)

George's Creek, Gilmore



LaVale, Little Orleans, Lonaconing (town), Luke

McCoole, McKenzie, Midland (town), Midlothian, Moscow, Mount Savage



Pekin, Piney Grove, Pinto, Potomac Park

Rawlings, Robert's Place

Shaft, Spring Gap

Town Creek

Vale Summit

Westernport (town), Woodland


*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Information & Facts about Allegany County, Maryland

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Allegany County
701 Kelly Road
Cumberland, Maryland 21502
Phone: 301-777-5911

Cumberland is the county seat

Allegany County has a Code Home Rule form of government, established in 1974. There is a President and a Board of County Commissioners. The Board votes in the President for a four year term. There are no term limits.

There are two cities in the county, both of which are incorporated - Cumberland, incorporated in 1815 and Frostburg, incorporated in 1839. Five towns may be found in the county, all of which are incorporated - Barton, incorporated in 1900, Lonaconing, incorporated in 1890, Luke, incorporated in 1922, Midland, incorporated in 1900 and Westernport, incorporated in 1858. Cresaptown-Bel Air and La Vale are recognized by the census as designated places, but are unincorporated and have no local government.

County Sheriff

Government information page for Allegany County.

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1830 - 10,590
1850 - 22,799
1900 - 53,694
1910 - 62,411
1920 - 69,938
1930 - 79,098
1940 - 86,973
1950 - 89,556
1960 - 84,169
1970 - 84,044
1980 - 80,548
1990 - 74,946
2000 - 74,930
2005 - 73,639
2007 - 72,594

2000 - 176.1 Persons per square mile

Housing Units:
2000 - 32,984

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Allegany County is located in the western panhandle portion of Northwest Maryland.

Neighboring Counties or areas:
West - Garrett County
Northwest - Somerset County
North -
the state of Pennsylvania on the north
East - Washington County
South - the state of West Virginia on the south.

Allegany County maps bad

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Average Precipitation: 36.5 inches per year
Average Snowfall: 34.1 inches per year
Average Summer Temperature: 72.6 degrees F.
Average Winter Temperature: 32.8 degrees F.
Frost Free days: 168

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Household Income:
2000 - $30,821

Median Family Income:
2000 - $39,886

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $16,780

Median age:
2000 - 39.1 years

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At one time, in 1696, all of western Maryland was formed into Prince George's County. Allegany County was formed in 1789 from Washington County. Allegany comes from the Indian word, oolikhanna, which means "beautiful stream." Nearly 100 years later, in 1872, Garrett County was carved from the western portion of Allegany County. Back in 1696, the area was all in Prince George's County. Six new counties were eventually created from Prince George's County. Frederick was carved out in 1748 followed by Montgomery and Washington Counties from Frederick in 1776. Allegany was formed when Washington County was split becoming the most western county in Maryland. Finally, in 1872, Garrett County was formed with that county then becoming the westernmost county in the state.

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Land area: 425 square miles (1,102 square kilometers)
Water area: 4 square miles (11 square kilometers)
Total area: 430 square miles (1,113 square kilometers)

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Allegany County GenWeb Project page
Kindred Trails page for Allegany County
The Political Graveyard page for the county
Linkpendium page for Allegany County

Register of Wills

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Allegany County Bar Library
30 Washington St
Cumberland, MD 21502-2948
Phone: 301-777-5921

Allegany County Libraries
31 Washington St
Cumberland, MD 21502-2947
Phone: 301-777-1200

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Allegany County Board Of Education
108 Washington St
Cumberland, MD 21502-2931
Phone: 301-759-2000

Allegany County Schools
PO Box 1724
Cumberland, MD 21501-1724

Allegany College of Maryland
12401 Willowbrook Road, SE
Cumberland, MD 21502-2596
Phone: 301-784-5005

Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road,
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303
Phone: 301-687-4000

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Allegany County Economic Development

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Organizations & Groups

Allegany County Chamber of Commerce
Bell Tower Building
24 Frederick Street
Cumberland, MD 2150
Phone: 301.722.2820

Allegany County Historical Society
Gordon-Roberts House
218 Washington St
Cumberland, MD 21502-2827
Phone: 301-777-8678

Genealogy Society of Allegany County

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Attractions & Other Information

Allegany County Fairgrounds
11490 Moss Avenue Extended
P.O. Box 457
Cumberland, Maryland 21501
Phone: 301-729-1200

Allegany County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Western Maryland Railway Station
13 Canal Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: (301) 777-5132
Toll-free: (800) 425-2067

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