List of incorporated places in Maryland

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The following is the list of incorporated places in Maryland. Incorporated places are self-governing municipalities chartered as cities, towns, or villages by an Act of the Maryland General Assembly or, in some cases, by a referendum.[1] Despite the designations of city, town, or village, there are no differences in municipal power and authority.[2] There is no official classification of municipal governments and the municipalities are equal under Maryland law.[2] The municipalities themselves decide whether to avail themselves of the specific powers conferred on them by the Maryland Constitution and state code.[2]

As of 1 January 2000, there are 157 municipalities in Maryland.[2] All counties except Howard and Baltimore include at least one municipality.[2] Other than the City of Baltimore which is not part of any county, these entities range in size from around 40 to 50,000 people with a median population of 1,300.[2] Around 15% of the state's population lives in municipalities other than Baltimore.[2] However, many of Maryland's most notable population centers (such as Bethesda, Ellicott City, Silver Spring, and Towson) are not incorporated. Many of these well-known urbanized areas can be located at the List of census-designated places in Maryland.

Since its separation from Baltimore County in 1851, the City of Baltimore is more of a county than a city under state law.[3] Baltimore exercises charter home rule similar to Maryland's nine charter counties.[3]

Cities[edit]

Annapolis, Capital of Maryland
Baltimore, Largest City in Maryland
Name County Population Incorporated Note
Aberdeen Harford County 15,063 1892
Annapolis Anne Arundel County 38,880 1708 state capital
Baltimore None[4] 619,493 1796 largest city in Maryland
Bowie Prince George's County 55,232 1882
Brunswick Frederick County 5,956 1890
Cambridge Dorchester County 12,335 1793
College Park Prince George's County 30,587 1945
Crisfield Somerset County 2,726 1872
Cumberland Allegany County 20,739 1815 county seat
District Heights Prince George's County 5,891 1936
Frederick Frederick County 66,169 1816 county seat
Frostburg Allegany County 8,962 1839
Fruitland Wicomico County 4,866 1947
Gaithersburg Montgomery County 61,045 1878
Glenarden Prince George's County 6,055 1939
Greenbelt Prince George's County 23,281 1937
Hagerstown Washington County 39,890 1813 county seat
Havre de Grace Harford County 13,040 1785
Hyattsville Prince George's County 17,718 1886
Laurel Prince George's County 25,346 1870
Mount Rainier Prince George's County 8,155 1910
New Carrollton Prince George's County 12,248 1953
Pocomoke City Worcester County 4,184 1878[5] Originally incorporated as New Town
Rockville Montgomery County 62,334 1860 county seat
Salisbury Wicomico County 30,484 1854 county seat
Seat Pleasant Prince George's County 4,542 1931
Takoma Park Montgomery County 17,021 1890
Taneytown Carroll County 6,736 1836
Westminster Carroll County 18,606 1818 county seat

Towns[edit]

Name County Population Incorporated Note
Accident Garrett County 325 1916
Barclay Queen Anne's County 120 1931
Barnesville Montgomery County 172 1888
Barton Allegany County 457 1900
Bel Air Harford County 10,120 1874 county seat
Berlin Worcester County 4,485 1868
Berwyn Heights Prince George's County 3,123 1896
Betterton Kent County 345 1906
Bladensburg Prince George's County 9,148 1854
Boonsboro Washington County 3,336 1831
Brentwood Prince George's County 3,046 1922
Brookeville Montgomery County 134 1808
Brookview Dorchester County 60 1953
Burkittsville Frederick County 151 1894
Capitol Heights Prince George's County 4,337 1910
Cecilton Cecil County 663 1864
Centreville Queen Anne's County 4,285 1794 county seat
Charlestown Cecil County 1,183 1742
Chesapeake Beach Calvert County 5,753 1894[6]
Chesapeake City Cecil County 673 1849
Chestertown Kent County 5,252 1805
Cheverly Prince George's County 6,173 1931
Chevy Chase Montgomery County 2,824 1931
Chevy Chase View Montgomery County 920 1993
Chevy Chase Village Montgomery County 1,953 1910
Church Creek Dorchester County 125 1867
Church Hill Queen Anne's County 745 1876
Clear Spring Washington County 358 1836
Colmar Manor Prince George's County 1,404 1927
Cottage City Prince George's County 1,305 1924
Deer Park Garrett County 399 1884
Delmar Wicomico County 3,003 1888
Denton Caroline County 4,418 1802 county seat
Eagle Harbor Prince George's County 63 1929
East New Market Dorchester County 400 1832
Easton Talbot County 15,945 1790 county seat
Edmonston Prince George's County 1,445 1924
Eldorado Dorchester County 59 1947
Elkton Cecil County 15,443 1787 county seat
Emmitsburg Frederick County 2,814 1825
Fairmount Heights Prince George's County 1,494 1935
Federalsburg Caroline County 2,620 1823
Forest Heights Prince George's County 2,447 1949
Friendsville Garrett County 491 1902
Funkstown Washington County 904 1840
Galena Kent County 612 1858
Galestown Dorchester County 138 1951
Garrett Park Montgomery County 992 1898
Glen Echo Montgomery County 255 1904
Goldsboro Caroline County 246 1906
Grantsville Garrett County 766 1864
Greensboro Caroline County 1,931 1826
Hampstead Carroll County 6,323 1888
Hancock Washington County 1,545 1853
Hebron Wicomico County 1,084 1931
Henderson Caroline County 146 1949
Highland Beach Anne Arundel County 96 1922
Hillsboro Caroline County 161 1853
Hurlock Dorchester County 2,092 1892
Indian Head Charles County 3,844 1920
Keedysville Washington County 1,152 1972
Kensington Montgomery County 2,213 1894
Kitzmiller Garrett County 321 1906
La Plata Charles County 8,753 1888 county seat
Landover Hills Prince George's County 1,687 1945
Laytonsville Montgomery County 353 1892
Leonardtown St. Mary's County 2,930 1858 county seat
Loch Lynn Heights Garrett County 552 1896
Lonaconing Allegany County 1,214 1890
Luke Allegany County 65 1922
Manchester Carroll County 4,808 1834
Mardela Springs Wicomico County 347 1906
Marydel Caroline County 141 1929
Middletown Frederick County 4,136 1833
Midland Allegany County 446 1900
Millington[7] Kent County and Queen Anne's County 642 1890
Morningside Prince George's County 2,015 1949
Mount Airy[7] Carroll County and Frederick County and Montgomery County 9,288 1894
Mountain Lake Park Garrett County 2,092 1931
Myersville Frederick County 1,626 1904
New Market Frederick County 656 1878
New Windsor Carroll County 1,396 1843
North Beach Calvert County 1,978 1910
North Brentwood Prince George's County 517 1924
North East Cecil County 3,572 1850
Oakland Garrett County 1,925 1862 county seat
Ocean City Worcester County 7,102 1880
Oxford Talbot County 651 1852
Perryville Cecil County 4,361 1882
Pittsville Wicomico County 1,417 1906
Poolesville Montgomery County 4,883 1867
Port Deposit Cecil County 653 1824
Port Tobacco Village Charles County 13 1888
Preston Caroline County 719 1892
Princess Anne Somerset County 3,290 1867 county seat
Queen Anne[7] Queen Anne's County and Talbot County 222 1953
Queenstown Queen Anne's County 664 1892
Ridgely Caroline County 1,639 1896
Rising Sun Cecil County 2,781 1860
Riverdale Park Prince George's County 6,956 1920
Rock Hall Kent County 1,310 1908
Secretary Dorchester County 535 1900
Sharpsburg Washington County 705 1832
Sharptown Wicomico County 651 1874
Smithsburg Washington County 2,975 1841
Snow Hill Worcester County 2,103 1812 county seat
Somerset Montgomery County 1,216 1906
St. Michaels Talbot County 1,029 1804
Sudlersville Queen Anne's County 497 1870
Sykesville Carroll County 4,436 1904
Templeville[7] Caroline County and Queen Anne's County 138 1865
Thurmont Frederick County 6,170 1831
Trappe Talbot County 1,077 1827
Union Bridge Carroll County 975 1872
University Park Prince George's County 2,548 1936
Upper Marlboro Prince George's County 631 1870 county seat
Vienna Dorchester County 271 1833
Walkersville Frederick County 5,800 1892
Washington Grove Montgomery County 555 1937
Westernport Allegany County 1,888 1858
Willards Wicomico County 958 1906
Williamsport Washington County 2,137 1823
Woodsboro Frederick County 1,141 1836

Villages[edit]

Villages in Maryland may be either municipalities[1] or special tax districts.[8] The villages in each category are listed in alphabetical order.

The Friendship Heights station of the Metro system.

Villages in Maryland

Name County Population Incorporated

Municipalities

Chevy Chase, Section Three Montgomery County 760 1982
Chevy Chase, Section Five Montgomery County 658 1982
Martin's Additions Montgomery County 933 1985
North Chevy Chase Montgomery County 519 1996
Rosemont Frederick County 294 1953

Special tax districts

Drummond Montgomery County 1,923 1916
Friendship Heights Montgomery County 4,512 1914
Oakmont Montgomery County 145 1918

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b In the case of certain villages, the municipal charter was created by a referendum of qualified voters in each respective jurisdiction in accordance with Article 23A, Sections 20 through 30 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. Chapter 3. Municipal corporations. (1998). Maryland General Assembly 1998 Legislative Handbook Series, vol. 6. State of Maryland Department of Legislative Services. Retrieved August 9, 2007. See Villages in Maryland for a list of jurisdictions that were chartered as municipalities by referendum.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Linda M. Burrell et al., eds. Maryland's 157: The Incorporated Cities and Towns. Annapolis, MD: Maryland Municipal League, 2000. p. 3.
  3. ^ a b Linda M. Burrell et al., eds. Maryland's 157: The Incorporated Cities and Towns. Annapolis, MD: Maryland Municipal League, 2000. p. 5.
  4. ^ Baltimore City is an independent jurisdiction equivalent to a county. Chapter 2. Counties. (1998). Maryland General Assembly 1998 Legislative Handbook Series, vol. 6. State of Maryland Department of Legislative Services. Retrieved August 9, 2007.
  5. ^ Pocomoke City was originally incorporated as New Town under Chapter 151, Acts of 1865 and later reincorporated under its present name in 1878. Worcester County, Maryland: Municipalities - Pocomoke City. (2007, April 16). Maryland Manual On-Line. State of Maryland Archives. Retrieved on August 9, 2007.
  6. ^ Charter for Chesapeake Beach was originally granted in 1886, but was later repealed under Chapter 554, Acts of 1888. Town was later re-incorporated under Chapter 245, Acts of 1894.
  7. ^ a b c d Boundary of town spans two counties.
  8. ^ Unlike a village chartered as a municipal corporation, a special tax district lacks home rule powers and must obtain approval from the Maryland General Assembly for all changes affecting authority granted to that district. Chapter 4. Special taxing districts and regional agencies. (1998). Maryland General Assembly 1998 Legislative Handbook Series, vol. 6. State of Maryland Department of Legislative Services. Retrieved August 9, 2007.

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