[color illustration of Dorchester County seal]


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.

Population (1990 Census): 30,236
Form of Government: County Commissioners
County Seat: Cambridge, MD 21613


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Cambridge Job Service: www.careernet.state.md.us/county/dorchester.htm
Chesapeake College: www.chesapeake.edu/
Commissioner Districts: www.commissioners.net/maps.html
County Government: www.commissioners.net
Economic Development Dept.: www.skipjack.net/le_shore/dorchest/
Library: www.dorchesterlibrary.org/
Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/dorchester.htm
Tourism Dept.: www.tourdorchester.org

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