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."

Population (1990 Census): 74,946
Form of Government: Code Home Rule since 1974
County Seat: Cumberland, MD 21502


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