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[County Seal, Allegany County, Maryland] Origin: Allegany County was formed in 1789 from Washington County (Chapter 29, Acts of 1789). Allegany comes from the Indian word, oolikhanna, meaning "beautiful stream."

County Seat: Cumberland, MD 21502
Form of Government: Code Home Rule since 1974

1990 census: 74,946
2000 census: 74,930

[photo, Washington Street Library, 31 Washington St., Cumberland, Maryland]

  • Creeks
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  • Main Branch, Allegany County Library System, 31 Washington St., Cumberland, Maryland, July 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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