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.

Population (1990 Census): 187,328
Form of Government: Charter since 1968
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County Seat: Ellicott City, MD 21043



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Websites:
Aging, Office on: www.co.ho.md.us/seniors/seniors.html
Community College: www.howardcc.edu/
Councilmanic Districts: www.co.ho.md.us/council.html#CouncilMap
County Council: www.co.ho.md.us/council.html
Economic Development Authority: www.hceda.org/
Elections Board: www.co.ho.md.us/voting.html
Howard County: www.co.ho.md.us/
Library: www.howa.lib.md.us/
Policy Dept.: www.co.ho.md.us/Police/index.html
Public Schools: www.howard.k12.md.us/
Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.co.ho.md.us/recparks.html
Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/howard.htm
State's Attorney: www.co.ho.md.us/SA/sao.html

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