Baltimore. It’s a city and an entirely separate county. Baltimore City was founded in 1729. It’s the second largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic. “Charm City,” as it’s known, is notable for many things -- Babe Ruth, Edgar Allen Poe, the Star-Spangled Banner, crab houses, and world-class universities.
It’s a bustling and diverse city with over 225 different neighborhoods. Boasting a population of over 620,000 “Baltimoreans,” it’s the most populous city in Maryland.
Baltimore County has been around since 1659 and is a suburban district in Maryland with numerous collections of towns and unincorporated municipalities. The county seat is in Towson.
Here we’ve highlighted several key court systems you’ll most likely encounter in the Baltimore metropolitan area including for Baltimore City: the Circuit, District and Orphans’ courts. For Baltimore County: the Circuit, District and Orphans' Court.