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County Courthouse

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Allegany County Office Complex
701 Kelly Road, Suite 407
Cumberland, MD 21502
ph: (301) 777-5911

Quick History

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The name Allegany comes from the Allegheny Mountains. "Allegany" itself, derived from a local Native American word, oolikhanna, means "beautiful stream."


Parent County

25 December 1789: Allegany County was created 25 December 1789 from Washington County.[1]

Boundary Changes

4 November 1872:  western part of the county was set off to form Garrett County.[1]

Record Loss


Populated Places


Cumberland | Frostburg


Barton | Lonaconing | Luke | Midland | Westernport

Variant Place Names
  • Mount Savage > Arnold Settlement, Corriganville, Jennings, Jennings Run, Jennons Run, Luthworth

Neighboring Counties

Garrett | Washington | Pennsylvania counties: Bedford | Fulton | Somerset | West Virginia counties: Hampshire | Mineral | Morgan



Allegany County Biographies

Biographies from Allegany County, Maryland

Cemeteries (Rural)

For cemeteries in or very near cities or towns, please refer to populated places above.


  • 1790
  • 1800
  • 1810
  • 1820
  • 1830
  • 1840
  • 1850
  • 1850 Slave
  • 1860
  • 1860 Slave
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church Records

Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in Allegany County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions. The following records from their collection have been digitized and made available to view for free online:

Allegany County Church Records


Allegany County Court Records



Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Allegany County Deed Books (1791-present) have been uploaded to their website: MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Other Allegany County land resources include:

Allegany County Land Records

Local Histories



Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Maryland, Alleghany County on page 127.]




Allegany County Wills

  • "Index to Wills of Allegany County, Md., 1784-1850," The Maryland and Delaware Genealogist, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Winter 1990):10-11; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Spring 1990):50-51; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Summer 1990):90-91. FHL US/CAN Book 975 B2m.


Vital Records




Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].


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