Cecil County

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


Created:  June 6, 1674

County Seat: 

Elkton  1674 – 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 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 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.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1792 and this building was replaced by the present courthouse.


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 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.



N – Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Chester County, Pennsylvania

E – New Castle County, Delaware

S – Kent County

W – Harford County






































Photos taken 2013