WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: Worcester County was created from Somerset County in 1742 (Chapter 19, Acts of 1742). The County was named after the Earl of Worcester.

Population (1990 Census): 35,028
Form of Government: Code Home Rule since 1976
County Seat: Snow Hill, MD 21863


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:
Granville D. Trimper (D), District 4, President (chosen by Board, 4-year term), 1998
James G. Barrett (D), District 2, Vice-President (chosen by Board, 4-year term), 1998
Robert L. Cowger, Jr. (D), District 1, 1998
James L. Purnell (D), District 3, 1998
Jeanne Lynch (R), District 5, 1998

Meetings: alternate Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.

Courthouse, Room 112
One West Market St.
Snow Hill, MD 21863 - 1072
(410) 632-1194/ 5
fax: (410) 632-3131


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year term:
Granville D. Trimper (D), District 4, President (chosen by Board, 4-year term), 1998
(410) 632-1194/5

Community Services
Education
Elections
Health
Law Offices
Licensing
Planning
Public Safety


COMMUNITY SERVICES

EDUCATION

ELECTIONS

HEALTH

LAW OFFICES

LICENSING

PLANNING

PUBLIC SAFETY


JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year terms (2 Judges):
Theodore R. Eschenburg, Sr., County Administrative Judge (chosen by Circuit Administrative Judge), 1999

Thomas C. Groton III, Associate Judge, 2005

Courthouse
One West Market St.
Snow Hill, MD 21863
(410) 632-0700

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term (1 Judge):
Richard R. Bloxom, Associate Judge, 2000

301 Commerce St.
Snow Hill, MD 21863
(410) 632-2525

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
William D. Shockley (D), Chief Judge (designated by Governor), 1998
James L. Bowden (D), Judge, 1998
W. Kenneth Tyler (D), Judge, 1998

Courthouse, Room 102
One West Market St.
Snow Hill, MD 21863 - 1074
(410) 632-1529

Maryland Counties


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 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

July 10, 1998   
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