Maryland Allegany County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Allegany County, Maryland. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Maryland Allegany County.

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1. Bookmobile ALLEGANY COUNTY LIBRARY
Street Address: 31 Washington ST., Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone Number: (301) 777-1200 Allegany N/A N/A

2. Central Library ALLEGANY COUNTY LIBRARY
Street Address: 31 Washington ST., Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone Number: (301) 777-1200 Allegany N/A N/A

3. Library System ALLEGANY COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM
31 Washington St, Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone Number: (301) 777-1200 Allegany 428,420 302,379

4. Branch Library FROSTBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 90 East Main ST., Frostburg, MD 21532
Phone Number: (301) 689-6830 Allegany N/A N/A

5. Branch Library GEORGE’S CREEK
76 Main St, Lonaconing, MD 21539
Phone Number: (301) 463-2629 Allegany N/A N/A

6. Branch Library LAVALE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 815 National Highway, Lavale, MD 21502
Phone Number: (301) 729-0855 Allegany N/A N/A

7. Branch Library SOUTH CUMBERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 100 Seymour ST., Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone Number: (301) 724-1607 Allegany N/A N/A

8. Branch Library WESTERNPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 66 Main ST., Westernport, MD 21562
Phone Number: (301) 359-0455 Allegany N/A N/A

Overview of Allegany County, Maryland

Allegany County is a county located in the western portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. As of 2000, the population is 74,930. Its county seat is Cumberland. The name Allegany comes from a local Indian word, oolikhanna, and means “beautiful stream.” It should be noted that the spelling Allegany County is used in New York as well as in Maryland; Pennsylvania spells a similarly-named county Allegheny County, while Virginia and North Carolina spell theirs Alleghany County.

History

The western part of Maryland (including the present Allegany County) was incorporated into Prince George’s County in 1696. This county included six current counties, and by repeated splitting, new ones were generated: Frederick from Prince George’s in 1748; and Montgomery and Washington from Frederick in 1776.

Allegany County was formed in 1789 by the splitting of Washington County. At the time it was the westernmost county in Maryland, but a later (1872) split produced Garrett County, the current westernmost county.

Law and government

Allegany County was granted a home rule form of government in 1974.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,113 km² (430 mi²). 1,102 km² (425 mi²) of it is land and 11 km² (4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.02% water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 74,930 people, 29,322 households, and 18,883 families residing in the county. The population density is 68/km² (176/mi²). There are 32,984 housing units at an average density of 30/km² (78/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.02% White, 5.35% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 29,322 households out of which 26.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.60% are married couples living together, 10.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.60% are non-families. 30.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.90.

In the county the population is spread out with 20.60% under the age of 18, 11.20% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $30,821, and the median income for a family is $39,886. Males have a median income of $31,316 versus $21,334 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,780. 14.80% of the population and 9.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.70% of those under the age of 18 and 9.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Allegany County, Maryland has the following cities and towns:

  • 2 Cities:
    1. Cumberland (incorporated 1815)
    2. Frostburg (incorporated 1839)
  • 5 Towns:
    1. Barton (incorporated 1900)
    2. Lonaconing (incorporated 1890)
    3. Luke (incorporated 1922)
    4. Midland (incorporated 1900)
    5. Westernport (incorporated 1858)

Occupying a middle ground between incorporated and unincorporated areas are Special Tax Districts, quasi-municipal unincorporated areas created by legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly.[1] They lack home rule authority and must petition the General Assembly for changes affecting the authority of the district. There are eight Special Tax Districts in the county:

  1. Bel Air (1965)
  2. Bowling Green and Robert’s Place (1972)
  3. Cresaptown (1949)
  4. Ellerslie (1963)
  5. La ValeSanitary District (1947)
  6. McCoole (1965)
  7. Mount Savage (1950)
  8. Potomac Park Addition (1947)

Unincorporated areas are also considered as towns by many people and listed in many collections of towns, but they lack local government. Various organizations, such as the United States Census Bureau, the United States Postal Service, and local chambers of commerce, define the communities they wish to recognize differently, and since they are not incorporated, their boundaries have no official status outside the organizations in question. The Census Bureau recognizes the following census-designated places in the county:

  1. Cresaptown-Bel Air (a combination of the communities of Cresaptown and Bel Air recognized as a unit by the Census Bureau)
  2. La Vale

Colleges and universities

  • Frostburg State University
  • Allegany College of Maryland

Map of Allegany County Maryland