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Somerset County, Maryland

US county information
NameSomerset County
StateMaryland
SeatPrincess Anne
US Area
Total Area610.78 sq mi (1581.9 km2)
Land Area327.21 sq mi (847.5 km2)
Water Area283.56 sq mi (734.4 km2)
Population26470 (2010)
Density31.2/km2 (80.8/sq mi)

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Somerset County is the southernmost county in the U.S. state of Maryland, located on the state's Eastern Shore. It was named for Mary, Lady Somerset , the wife of Sir John Somerset and daughter of Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour. She was the sister of Anne Calvert, Baroness Baltimore, née Anne Arundell, the wife of Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, who lent her name to Anne Arundel County. The county seat is Princess Anne. As of 2010, the population was 26,470. It is included in the Salisbury, Maryland, Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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