Cecil County, MD encompasses the North East section of Maryland at the head of the Chesapeake Bay where five rivers meet. It borders the Susquehanna river and Harford County, MD to the West, Chester and Lancaster County in Pennsylvania to the North, New Castle, Delaware to the East, and Kent County, MD to the South. It is located in the mid Atlantic region halfway between Baltimore and Philadelphia along the I-95 and Rt. 40 corridor.
Cecil County is a rural community that offers it’s residents and visitors scenic views of the countryside, farm land, horse farms, picturesque landscapes, breath taking water views, recreational activities on or along it’s many rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, fishing, hunting, preserved open spaces for hikers, bikers and equestrians, antique shopping, Inns and quaint restaurant. Cecil County is a nature lovers paradise! It’s convenient location makes it easy to do many day trips such as skiing in the Poconos, Atving in Pennsylvania, going to a variety of beach’s, seeing the museums in Washington D.C, exploring Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and shopping on South Street in Philadelphia.
Cecil County has eight municipalities. They are Elkton, Cecilton, Charlestown, Chesapeake City, North East, Perryville, Port Deposit and Rising Sun. They are all considered towns under Maryland Law.
Elkton, Maryland is the County Seat and is the biggest and most populated town in Cecil County. It is located in the eastern part of the County on the northern part of the Chesapeake Bay and was once referred to as “The Head of the Elk”. In the town of Elkton you will find a mix of historic structures, municipal buildings, a hospital, stores, parks, and businesses. Due to it’s convenient location between the transportation corridors of I-95, Rt. 40 and the MARC train, it is an ideal location for industrial growth. Once you get out of town limits you will find horse farms, open spaces, Fair Hill Natural Resource Center, Elk Neck State Forest, marinas and rolling hills.
Western Cecil County
Perryville, Port Deposit, Conowingo, Colora
Western Cecil County boarders Harford County. The Susquehanna River divides these two County’s and features the Conowingo Dam. The western portion of Cecil County is quite different in topography from the eastern half of the county which is the base of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. Port Deposit sits between granite cliffs and the shores of the Susquehanna River. The attractions here include incredible scenery, boat slips, boat ramps, attractive waterfront condominium communities, historic Main Street, restaurants, fishing, Rodger’s Tavern, the Perryville Train Station, Outlet shopping, and a waterfront park.
Northern Cecil County
Rising Sun, Calvert, Fair Hill, Childs, Elk Mills
The Northern part of Cecil County is bordered by Pennsylvania. Most of the terrain is hilly and rural. There are horse farms, historic stone dwellings, Fair Hill Natural Resource Center which has hiking, equestrian and biking trails and is home to Fair Hill international. The highest elevation for the County is 534 and can be found just below the Mason Dixon line near Nottingham, PA and east of Rt. 1.
Central Cecil County
Charlestown, North East, Elkton, Chesapeake City
The Central part of Cecil County boarders the Chesapeake Bay. It has the lowest elevation of the County and is at sea level along the rivers and bay. A few miles south of Elkton and North East is Elk Neck State Park and the Turkey Point light house which is surrounded by water on three sides and offers amazing views of the Chesapeake Bay. This area is popular with the tourists who come for the waterfront restaurants, antique and specialty shopping, art galleries, history, towns along the rivers, marinas, quaint colonial structures, a popular wharf, the oldest graveyards in the state and the Chesapeake Bay bridge which is 135 feet above the C&D Canal and connects the north and south sides of Chesapeake City.
Southern Cecil County
Cecilton, Earleville, Hacks Point, Town Point, Warwick
The southern part of Cecil County borders Kent County. It is the most rural and flat area in the County. Here you can find the Bohemia River and the Sassafras River. This area is home to several historic manor homes, estates, Mount Harmon Plantation, waterfront communities, marinas, farms, large parcels of land and a few businesses.
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