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Somerset County, Maryland

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Somerset was created in 1866 and at one time was the entire southern Eastern Shore. The name comes from Lady Mary Somerset, the sister of Lady Anne Arundell, who was the wife of Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore.

Founded : 1666
County Seat: Princess Anne

Total Area: 611 Square Miles
Land: 327 Square Miles
Water: 284 Square Miles

2010 Population: 26,470. The 2000 Population was 24,747

Incorporated Towns – Year of Incorporation
Crisfield – 1872
Princess Anne – 1894