Welcome to Allegany County, Maryland
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The western part of Maryland (including the present Allegany 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; and Montgomery and Washington from Frederick in 1776.

Allegany County was formed in 1789 by the splitting of Washington County. At the time it was the westernmost county in Maryland, but a later (1872) split produced Garrett County, the current westernmost county.

The county seat is Cumberland. The name Allegany comes from a local Native American word for the Potomac River, oolikhanna, which means "beautiful stream."


We're looking to add the following types of data to this site:

Births and Baptisms

Deeds and Land Transfers





Census Data

Military Data

County History



Cities and Towns

Will Abstracts

Website Updates:
Nov 2014:
WORLD WAR II ARMY & ARMY AIR FORCE DEAD & MISSING CASUALTY LIST - transcribed & submitted by Peggy Thompson
Deaths: 1850 Mortality Schedule - transcribed by Camilla Jackson

July 2014: BIO: BRUCE, Horatio Thomas - transcribed by Kim Mohler
March 2014: Military: 1883 Pensioners - Transcribed by Grace Greenwald
August 2013: Will: Ellen Niland -transcribed by Jo Chavers
July 2013: Wills: George C. Perry, Frederick Mertens, Joseph W. H. Pollock - transcribed by Jo Chavers; Obit: Claude E. Watkins - Sub by FoFG
June 2013: Wills: John Reynolds, James Morrison, Robert Dick, Senr - Transcribed by Jo Chavers
May 2013: Will: John Wm. Long, Marquis Perry - Transcribed by Jo Chavers; Bio: Getty George Franklin - Transcribed by Nancy Overlander
Oct 2012: Bios - CARLETON, Jesse; CARLETON, Murray - Transcribed by Charlotte Slater
July 2012: Misc News - Dennis Roblitzell Seeks Info for John Paxton; News Crime - George Swearingen's Arrest and Conviction for the Murder of his Wife
Apr 2012: Death Notice: Andrew Workman

Surrounding Counties
Somerset County, Pennsylvania (north)
Bedford County, Pennsylvania (north)
Fulton County, Pennsylvania (north)
Washington County (east)
Morgan County, West Virginia (south)
Hampshire County, West Virginia (south)
Mineral County, West Virginia (south)
Garrett County (west)

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