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Garrett County Genealogy

Welcome to Garrett County, Maryland!

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Garrett County is the westernmost county of the U.S. State of Maryland. As of 2000, the population is 29,846. It was named for John Work Garrett (1820-1884), president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from 1858 until his death in 1884. Its county seat is Oakland.

The western part of Maryland (including the present Garrett County) was incorporated into Prince George's County in 1696.

This county included six current counties, and by repeated splitting, new ones were generated:

Frederick from Prince George's in 1748; Montgomery and Washington from Frederick in 1776; and Allegany from Washington in 1789. Finally, Garrett County was split off from Allegany County in 1872, making it the last county to be formed in the state.

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Garrett County includes eight municipalities, all classified as towns under Maryland law:

Accident (incorporated 1916)
Deer Park (incorporated 1884)
Friendsville (incorporated 1902)
Grantsville (incorporated 1864)
Kitzmiller (incorporated 1906)
Loch Lynn Heights (incorporated 1896)
Mountain Lake Park (incorporated 1931)
Oakland (incorporated 1862)

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