ST. MARY'S COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: What was to become St. Mary's County was land where the Conoy Indians lived. Here, the English settlement of Lord Baltimore's Maryland began with the arrival of the passengers who had set sail on the Ark and the Dove from the Isle of Wight on November 22, 1633. They landed at St. Clement's Island in the Potomac River on the southwestern side of present-day St. Mary's County on March 25, 1634. Now, the date of their landing is commemorated annually as Maryland Day.

St. Mary's, the first Maryland county, was established in 1637, probably by an order of the Governor. The County was named in honor of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Population (1990 Census): 75,974
Form of Government: County Commissioners
County Seat:
Leonardtown, MD 20650


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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Barbara R. Thompson (R), At Large, President (4-year term), 1998
Paul W. Chesser (R), District 1, 1998
D. Christian Brugman (R), District 2, 1998
Lawrence D. Jarboe (R), District 3, 1998
Frances P. Eagan (R), District 4, 1998

Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:55 p.m. (1st Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.)

P. O. Box 653
Governmental Center
23115 Leonard Hall Drive (near Route 245)
Leonardtown, MD 20650 - 0653
(301) 475-4461
e-mail:
smccrs@mail.ameritel.net
fax: (301) 475-4489
World Wide Web: http://www.somd.lib.md.us/STMA/Government/Commissioners.htm


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year term:
Barbara R. Thompson (R), At Large, President, 1998
(301) 475-4461

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


COMMUNITY SERVICES

e-mail:
smcocs@mail.ameritel.net

EDUCATION

ELECTIONS

HEALTH

LAW OFFICES

LIQUOR LICENSING

PLANNING

PUBLIC SAFETY


JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year terms (2 Judges):
John H. Briscoe, County Administrative Judge, 2003
Marvin S. Kaminetz, Associate Judge, 2005
(301) 475-4585

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term (1 Judge):
C. Clarke Raley, Associate Judge, 2003

Joseph D. Carter Building
180 Washington St.
Leonardtown, MD 20650
(301) 475-4530

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Dorothy R. Raley (D), Chief Judge (designated by Governor), 1998
John L. Alvey (D), Judge, 1998
W. Russell Cullins (D), Judge, 1998

P. O. Box 602
Courthouse
1 Courthouse Drive
Leonardtown, MD 20650 - 0602
(301) 475-5566

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 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

July 10, 1998   
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