- Garrett County, Maryland
Infobox U.S. County
county = Garrett County
state = Maryland
map size = 225
founded year = 1872
seat wl = Oakland
area percentage = 1.21%
census yr = 2000
pop = 29846
web = www.co.garrett.md.us
Garrett County is the westernmost
countyof the U.S. stateof Marylandand is part of the Pittsburgh DMA. As of 2000, the population was 29,846. It was named for John Work Garrett (1820–1884), president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroadfrom 1858 until his death in 1884. Its county seatis 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. The county was named for
John Work Garrett, then president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
Law and government
The executive branch of government of Garrett County is governed by a board of county commissioners, the traditional form of county government in Maryland. The county is policed by the
Garrett County Sheriff's Officeand the Maryland State Police. The state parks are police by the Department of Natural Resources Police.
Cities and towns
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)The
United States Census Bureaurecognizes no Census-Designated Places (CDPs) in Garrett County, which is unusual for Maryland counties, which usually have many unincorporated population centers.
There are some areas in Garrett County that are not listed as CDPs. They are:
Garrett County lies in the
Allegheny Mountains, which forms the western portion of the Appalachian Mountains. The western part of the county, drained by the Youghiogheny River, is the only part of Maryland within the Mississippi Riverwatershed.
Garrett County is part of the
Pittsburgh DMA, a regional media market centered in neighboring Pennsylvania.
Maryland, and Mineral County, West Virginia(east)
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 29,846 people, 11,476 households, and 8,354 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 18/km² (46/sq mi). There were 16,761 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (26/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.83% White, 0.43% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. 0.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.1% were of German, 22.9% American, 9.6% English and 8.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 11,476 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,238, and the median income for a family was $37,811. Males had a median income of $29,469 versus $20,673 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $16,219. 13.30% of the population and 9.80% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.60% are under the age of 18 and 13.90% are 65 or older.
*USS "Garrett County" (LST-786)
*Albert L. Feldstein, "Garrett County (Postcard History)", Arcadia Publishing, 2006, ISBN 0-7385-4266-0 (Featured are Garrett’s numerous towns and communities; downtown business scenes; residential views; historic buildings, churches, railroad stations; and the great resort hotels. Also included are the county’s many historic and natural landmarks, rustic scenes, the Deep Creek Lake area, and varied sites along the historic National Road. A special element is the inclusion of many of the personal messages sent on the back of the postcards.)
* [http://www.co.garrett.md.us/ Garrett County government]
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