MD: Garrett County
Area: 656 mi²
Population: 29,889 (2013)
University: Garrett College
Rivers: Casselman River, North Branch Potomac River, More
In the early 20th century, the railroad and tourism started to decline. Coal mining and timber production continued at a much slower pace. Today, tourism has made a dramatic rebound in the county with logging and farming making up the greatest part of the economic base. Due to a cold climate and lack of any large city, Garrett County has remained a sparsely populated rural area.