GARRETT COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: Garrett County was created from Allegany County in 1872 (Chapter 212, Acts of 1872). It was the last Maryland county to be formed. The County was named for John Work Garrett (1820-1884), railroad executive, industrialist, and financier. Garrett served as president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from 1858 until his death in 1884.

Population (1990 Census): 28,138
Form of Government: County Commissioners
County Seat: Oakland, MD 21550


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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
H. Wayne Wilt (R), District 1, Chair (chosen by Board in January, 1-year term), 1998
Gary E. Fratz* (D), District 2, 1998
*(appointed by Governor July 1, 1997, to replace John G. Braskey, who resigned June 30, 1997.)
Wayne R. Johnson** (R), District 3, 1998
**(appointed by Governor Jan. 9, 1998, to replace Roger P. Glotfelty, Sr., who died Dec. 11, 1997.)

Meetings: Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Courthouse
203 South 4th St.
Oakland, MD 21550
(301) 334-8970
fax: (301) 334-5000


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year term:
H. Wayne Wilt (R), District 1, Chair (chosen by Board in January, 1-year term), 1998
(301) 334-8970

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Health
Law Offices
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Planning
Public Safety


COMMUNITY SERVICES

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ELECTIONS

HEALTH

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LICENSING

PLANNING

PUBLIC SAFETY


JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year term (1 Judge):
James L. Sherbin, County Administrative Judge (chosen by Circuit Administrative Judge), 1998

Courthouse
203 South 4th St.
Oakland, MD 21550
(301) 334-1934

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term (1 Judge):
Ralph M. Burnett, Associate Judge, 2003

205 South 3rd St.
Oakland, MD 21550
(301) 334-8164

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Clifford C. DeWitt (R), Chief Judge (designated by Governor), 1998
Wilmer W. Margraff (R), Judge, 1998
Joseph A. Peck (R), Judge, 1998

Old Courthouse
313 East Adler St.
Oakland, MD 21550
(301) 334-1999

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 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

July 10, 1998   
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