KENT COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: Kent was first mentioned as a county in 1642, when the Governor and Council appointed commissioners for the Isle and County of Kent. The County was named for the county of the same name bordering the English Channel in the southeast of England.

Population (1990 Census): 17,842
Form of Government: Code Home Rule since 1970
County Seat: Chestertown, MD 21620


Budget

Executive Branch

Judicial Branch

Legislative Branch

Municipalities

Organizational Chart

U.S. Government Agencies


LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Rev. Clarence A. Hawkins (D), President (chosen by Board, 4-year term), 1998
Larry B. Beck (R), 1998
Ronald H. Fithian (D), 1998

Meetings: Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.

Courthouse
103 North Cross St.
Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 778-7435
e-mail:
kentcounty@kentcounty.com
fax: (410) 778-7482


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year term:
Rev. Clarence A. Hawkins (D), President, 1998
(410) 778-7435

Community Services
Education
Elections
Health
Law Offices
Liquor Licensing
Planning
Public Safety
Tourism


COMMUNITY SERVICES

EDUCATION

ELECTIONS

HEALTH

LAW OFFICES

LIQUOR LICENSING

PLANNING

PUBLIC SAFETY

TOURISM


JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year term (1 Judge):
J. Frederick Price, County Administrative Judge, 2007

Courthouse
103 North Cross St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 - 1511
(410) 778-7440

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term (1 Judge):
Floyd L. Parks, Associate Judge, 2005

Courthouse, 2nd floor
103 North Cross St.
Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 778-1830

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Elroy G. Boyer, Jr. (D), Chief Judge (designated by Governor), 1998
Norman M. Sutton (D), Judge, 1998
Harry T. Williams (R), Judge, 1998

Courthouse
103 North Cross St.
Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 778-7466

Maryland Counties


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 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

July 10, 1998   
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