Garrett County is
the westernmost county of the U.S. State of Maryland. As of 2000,
the population is 29,846. It was named for John Work Garrett
(1820-1884), president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from
1858 until his death in 1884. Its county seat is Oakland.
The western part of Maryland
(including the present Garrett County) was incorporated into
Prince George's County in 1696.
This county included six current
counties, and by repeated splitting, new ones were generated:
Garrett County includes eight municipalities, all classified as towns under Maryland law:
Accident (incorporated 1916)
Deer Park (incorporated 1884)
Friendsville (incorporated 1902)
Grantsville (incorporated 1864)
Kitzmiller (incorporated 1906)
Loch Lynn Heights (incorporated 1896)
Mountain Lake Park (incorporated 1931)
Oakland (incorporated 1862)
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