OUR HISTORY & OUR FUTURE
In the early 1770s, residents and business people who lived around the mid-and upper Chesapeake Bay were frustrated with how long it took to travel to Baltimore Town to serve on juries and to conduct other business. Soon, representatives filed a petition in Annapolis to establish a new jurisdiction called Harford County.
In the 250 years since, Harford County has grown into unique area of vibrant small towns, working farms, thriving arts communities, a world-known research and development army base, top-notch health care services, busy sports facilities and bucolic outdoor recreation areas.
Starting in March 2023 and continuing through March 2024, we will celebrate Harford’s Sestercentennial.
Plan to join us to celebrate the people and places who have made this place home over the years with many events throughout those 12 months. They include:
Every individual who has lived in Harford County in the past 250 years is part of the fabric of our history. Let’s celebrate like never before. We need your help to make this a year to remember.
CELEBRATING THE PAST & PRESENT
Move the diamond across the image to see how things have changed!
The Harford 250 Project will contribute to a better understanding of who we are, where we came from and where we are headed. By engaging county residents, we will help them continue to shape our county, unite our residents and recognize the common bonds that we share.
The Harford 250 Project will inspire county residents by educating, engaging and uniting them in a celebration of the county’s past and in seeking a positive pathway to its future.
CHAIR: Carol Deibel
CO-CHAIR: Jackie Seneschal
C. John Sullivan, Jr.
Honoring our Heritage since 1773
Photo Location: Bel Air