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Garrett County, Maryland
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Garrett County, Maryland Facts

Garrett County

When was Garrett County, MD Created?
Garrett County was created on November 4, 1872 from Allegany County. This county was named in honor of John Work Garrett, president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

What is the County Seat of Garrett County, MD?
The County Seat is located in Oakland additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Garrett County, MD?
Bordering Counties are Somerset County, Pennsylvania, Allegany County, Mineral County, West Virginia, Grant County, West Virginia, Tucker County, West Virginia, Preston County, West Virginia, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

What cities and towns are in Garrett County, MD?
Cities and towns located in the County include 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).

Garrett County, MD Vital Records

Where can find Garrett County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Garrett County vital records can be found at the Maryland Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from August 1898, has marriage records from January 1990 and has divorce records from January, 1992. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Maryland for current fees and application process.

State of Maryland Archives files, stores, and issues certified copies of vital records including Birth certificates from 1898 for Maryland counties and since 1875 for Baltimore City, Death certificates prior to 1969 and Marriage certificates since 1640 for events that occurred in Maryland.

You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for Maryland Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Verification, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Garrett County, MD Census Records

What Garrett County, MD census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Garrett County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Garrett Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Garrett Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Garrett Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

Another state census is the Maryland Colonial Census of 1776. There is free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Maryland Census Records Research Guide.

Garrett County, MD Courthouse and Government Records

Garrett County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Garrett County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Garrett County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Maryland Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Garrett County, MD Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Garrett County, MD?
A list of Garrett County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Maryland Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Garrett County, MD Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Garrett County, MD?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Garrett County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is simply a listing that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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