Maryland Counties / Independent Cities - Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods, Maps & Data


There are 24 counties and equivalents in Maryland.  The 23 counties are all functioning governmental units.  Baltimore city is an independent city that functions governmentally at the place level but is also considered a county equivalent.  Baltimore city and Baltimore County are two separate entities covering different area in Maryland and should not be confused with each other.  Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Talbot and Wicomico counties are each governed by a county council.  All other counties are each governed by a board of county commissioners.

There are 290 county subdivisions in Maryland known as minor civil divisions (MCDs).  All of the MCDs are nonfunctioning nongovernmental subdivisions of a county, used for conducting elections or recording properties.  The 289 MCDs in 23 counties in Maryland are election districts. Baltimore city is independent of any MCD and serves as a county subdivision.

Maryland Counties / Independent Cities - Populated Places in 24 Counties

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Maryland Counties / Independent Cities Synopsis

The Maryland Counties / Independent Cities section of the gazetteer lists the cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions for each of the 24 Maryland Counties / Independent Cities.

Also see Maryland County: ZIP Codes | Physical, Cultural & Historical Features | Census Data | Land, Farms, & Ranches

Nearby physical features such as streams, islands and lakes are listed along with maps and driving directions. The same is true for both historical features and cultural features such as hospitals, parks, schools and airports.

Each profile includes the current weather plus a seven day forecast. Note that for smaller populated places, the weather report may be for the nearest weather reporting station or airport.

The local information and data include economic and demographic data, census information and facts about the local environmental situation including such items as maps of flood zones, local sources of pollution, air quality indices and local areas where hazardous materials may be used or stored.

The complete category list for larger cities and towns includes: Arts & Culture, Census Data, Community Organizations, State and Local Government, Health & Medical, Newcomer Information, Local News Papers & Radio, Parks & Recreation, Pets & Hobbies, Schools & Libraries, Social Services, Travel and Tourism.