Cecil County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland at the northeastern corner of the state, bordering both Pennsylvania and Delaware. The county seat is Elkton. Cecil County was named for Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore (1605–1675), the first Proprietary Governor of the Province (colony) of Maryland.
Cecil County is primarily rural, with denser development around the county seat of Elkton and along U.S. Route 40. The county is bisected from east to west by the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, which connects the Delaware River to the Chesapeake Bay by way of the Elk River. The canal passes through the town of Chesapeake City, where a high-level bridge facilitates the passage of large ships beneath Maryland Route 213.
Cecil County is also bisected east-to-west by Interstate 95, known as the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway in Maryland. The highway provides a major artery for traffic between the Baltimore-Washington area to the southwest and the Philadelphia and New York/New Jersey regions to the northeast.
From one of the busiest canals in the nation, to the shorelines of five rivers, Cecil County has scenery and fun for the whole family. Discover a beautiful state park for hiking, biking, horseback riding and more! Enjoy our historic small towns brimming with charm. Experience farm destinations, sports action, and award winning food and wine!
- Chesapeake City
- Elkton (county seat)
- North East
- Port Deposit
- Rising Sun
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