Origin: The legal origin of Baltimore County is not known, but it was in existence by January 12, 1659/60 when a writ was issued to the sheriff of the county. The County name was derived from the name of the Proprietary's Barony in Ireland in the county of Longford.

Population (1990 Census): 692,134
Form of Government: Charter since 1956
County Seat: Towson, MD 21204


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