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[County Seal, Anne Arundel County, Maryland] Origin: Anne Arundel County was created in 1650 (Chapter 8, Acts of 1650, April Session). The County was named for Lady Anne Arundell (1615-1649), daughter of Thomas Arundell of Wardour, and wife of Cecilius Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore and founder of the Maryland colony.

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County Seat: Annapolis, MD 21401
Form of Government: Charter since 1964.

[photo, Anne Arundel County Courthouse, 7 Church Circle, Annapolis, Maryland] Population
1990 census: 427,239
2000 census: 489,656

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  • Anne Arundel County Courthouse, Church Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, July 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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