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[County Seal, Dorchester County, Maryland] Origin: The exact date and legal origin of Dorchester County are unknown, but it was in existence by February 16, 1668/69, when a writ was issued to the county sheriff by the Lord Proprietary. The County was named for the Earl of Dorset, a family friend of the Calverts.

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County Seat: Cambridge, MD 21613
Form of Government: Charter, effective Dec. 5, 2002

1990 census: 30,236
2000 census: 30,674

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  • Courthouse, 206 High St., Cambridge, Maryland, January 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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