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Cecil County

Cecil County is named for Caecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore whose name was Anglicized to “Cecil”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Chester County, Pennsylvania

E – New Castle County, Delaware

S – Kent County

W – Harford County


Created:  June 6, 1674                           Map of Maryland highlighting Cecil County

County Seat: 

Jamestown            1674 – 1717

Courthouse Point  1717 – 1787

Elkton                    1787 – present


County Courthouse – Elkton  


Location:  129 East Main Street / Courthouse Plaza

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Moderne / Art Deco

Architect:  Malone & Williams

Contractor:  Lacchi Construction Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story course stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Elkton. The south front is course stone with a concrete center section with central entrance on the first story and three large windows on the second story. The building is tiered and has a flat roof line. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was renovated in 2009. The architect was Francis Cauffman of Baltimore. On the east side is a three story buff colored brick addition which is connected to the courthouse by a three story section on the north side of a courtyard. There is a one story entrance porch on the east side of the addition. The addition was constructed in 1965 to 1967. The architect was Buchard Associates and the contractor was Frederic G Kraff Construction Company.


See:  The 2nd Judicial Circuit includes Caroline County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County and Talbot County.


County District Court – Elkton  



Location:  170 East Main Street / Church Street

Built:  1981 – 1983

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Elkton. The south front has a plaza with arched entrance on the second story. The building descends a slope to the south. On the east side is a rectangular section with flat roof line. On the west side is a green colored sloped roof rising behind the main entrance.


History:  The county was created in 1674 and the county seat was at Jamestown until 1717, The first courthouse in the county was built by Casparus Hermann in 1692 at Jamestown ( Oldtown ). The county seat moved to Courthouse Point to the south of Elkton and the second courthouse was built. Elkton became the county seat in 1787 and the third courthouse was a two story structure built in 1792. The building was enlarged with a third story added. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1939 to 1940 at a cost of $232,687.



County Courthouse – Elkton













County District Court – Elkton











Photos taken 2013