CAROLINE COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: Caroline County was created in 1773 from Dorchester and Queen Anne's counties (Chapter 10, Acts of 1773). Lady Caroline Eden gave her name to the county. She was the wife of Maryland's last colonial governor, Robert Eden (1741-1784); the daughter of Charles Calvert, Fifth Lord Baltimore; and the sister of Frederick Calvert, Sixth Lord Baltimore.

Population (1990 Census): 27,035
Form of Government: Code Home Rule
County Seat: Denton, MD 21629


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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CAROLINE COUNTY

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Margaret R. Myers (D), President (chosen by County Commissioners), 1998
John W. Cole (R), 1998
John LeGates (D), 1998

Meetings: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.
(4th Tuesday & Tuesday after Monday holiday, 7:30 p.m.)

P. O. Box 207
Courthouse, Room 109
Market St.
Denton, MD 21629 - 0207
(410) 479-0660/1
fax: (410) 479-4060


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CAROLINE COUNTY

Elected by Voters to 4-year term:
Margaret R. Myers (D), President (chosen by County Commissioners), 1998
(410) 479-0660/1

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JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year term (1 Judge):
J. Owen Wise, Circuit Administrative Judge (chosen by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals) & County Administrative Judge, 1999

P. O. Box 356
Courthouse
Market St.
Denton, MD 21629 - 0356
(410) 479-2303
fax: (410) 479-4169

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term (1 Judge):
L. Edgar Brown, Associate Judge, 2006

Hargreaves District Court/Multi-Service Center
207 South Third St.
Denton, MD 21629
(410) 479-5800
fax: (410) 479-5808

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Frank D. Zeigler, Jr. (D), Chief Judge (designated by Governor), 1998
Beverly S. Blades (D), Judge, 1998
Robert F. Schreiber (D), Judge, 1998

P. O. Box 416
Courthouse
Market St.
Denton, MD 21629 - 0416
(410) 479-0717

Maryland Counties


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 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

July 10, 1998   
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