CECIL COUNTY - The county sits in Maryland’s northeast corner, bordered by Pennsylvania to the north and Delaware to the east. The I-95 corridor that connects Baltimore with Wilmington, Delaware bisects the county from west to east. Off the busy freeway are the quiet back roads that lead to eighteenth and nineteenth century towns, Revolutionary War and Civil War history, fields and forests, and the thoroughbred farms that characterize the countryside at the head of the Chesapeake Bay. Cecil County wraps around the upper end of the Chesapeake Bay. The county is known for its horse farms, historic churches and taverns, as well as an extensive network of waterways. Named for Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore and founder of Maryland, Cecil County was founded in 1674.