Elkton-Perryville, Maryland - Facts & Figures
The town of Elkton is the county seat of Cecil County, Maryland. The city was formerly called Head of Elk because it sits at the head of navigation on the Elk River, which flows into the nearby Chesapeake Bay. Elkton was also once known as the "Gretna Green of the West" because it was a common place for eloping couples to marry, until a state law was passed in 1938 that requires a 48-hour waiting period. There are still several wedding chapels in the town. Perryville is a small town of only 3.06 square miles. Perryville opened Maryland's first casino in 2010. The city is also home to the largest Linwood tree in Maryland.
- Population: 15,457
- Industries: Construction, Manufacturing, Retail trade, Transportation and warehousing, Health care, and social assistance, Educational services, Accommodation and food services
- Area Codes: 410, 443
- Zip Codes: 21921, 21922
- Surrounding Cities: Newark, Brookside, Pike Creek