CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: Charles County was created in 1658 by an Order in Council. It is not to be confused with an earlier Charles County (1650-1653) known as Old Charles County. The County was named for Charles Calvert (1637-1715), 3rd Lord Baltimore. Calvert lived in Maryland from 1661 until he returned to England in 1684. He was Proprietor of the Maryland colony from 1675 to 1689, when he lost his right to govern. From 1692 until Calvert's death in 1715, Maryland was governed as a royal colony.

Population (1990 Census): 101,154
Form of Government: County Commissioners
County Seat: La Plata, MD 20646


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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Murray D. Levy (D), President (4-year term) At Large, 1998
Marland Deen (R), Vice-President (chosen by County Commissioners, 4-year term), District 3, 1998
W. Daniel Mayer (R), District 1, 1998
Marvin C. Kisamore (R), District 2, 1998
Robert J. Fuller (D), District 4, 1998

Meetings: Mondays and Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m.

P. O. Box B
200 Baltimore St.
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 645-0550
(301) 870-3000 (from DC)
fax: (301) 645-0560


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND

Elected by Voters to 4-year term:
Murray D. Levy (D), President, At Large, 1998
(301) 645-0550

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JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year terms (4 Judges):
Robert C. Nalley, County Administrative Judge, 2005

Stephen G. Chappelle, Associate Judge, 2011
Richard J. Clark, Associate Judge, 2011
Christopher C. Henderson, Associate Judge, 1998

P. O. Box 3060
Courthouse
200 Charles St.
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 932-3270
(301) 870-2435

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year terms (2 Judges):
Gary S. Gasparovic, Associate Judge, 1998
Richard A. Cooper, Associate Judge, 1998

P. O. Box 3070
Courthouse
200 Charles St.
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 932-3275
(301) 870-3980

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Lillian A. Clark (D), Chief Judge (designated by Governor), 1998
Elizabeth L. Garner (R), Judge, 1998
Beverly Ann Hampton (R), Judge, 1998

P. O. Box 3080
Courthouse
200 Charles St.
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 932-3345

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