Cecil County is located in the northeastern corner of Maryland, midway between Baltimore
and Philadelphia. It is the only Maryland county which is part of the Wilmington,
Delaware / New Jersey / Maryland primary metropolitan area.
The county is steeped in American history dating to 1608 when Captain John Smith first
visited the county. The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal was built from 1801-1829. Today,
about 60 percent of the county is farmland. Its major industrial centers�Elkton,
North East, and Perryville�are located along or near I-95. The I-95/Route 40 corridor
is the principal link along the U.S. east coast.
- 348.13 square miles
- Sea level to 535'
- Annual Rainfall: 45.33"
- Annual Snowfall: 18.2"
- Summer Avg Temp: 74.1º
- Winter Avg Temp: 34º
- 1995 - 71,347
- 2000 - 85,951