Economic Development Manager
Roger J. Venezia
Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board
Robert Knutsen, Chairperson
District Forestry Board
William Underwood, Chairperson; Gabrielle
DeMond; Karen Gillam; Joseph Grant; John
Department of Public Works
Barry G. Belford, Director
Road and Utility Inspectors
Ivar Johnson, Road Coordinator; William F.
Shiflett; Alan E. Stetson.
Cliff Houston, Chief
Men-in B. Dean
Charles McCoy, 1985; G. Burton Powell,
1985; Philip Bathon, 1986; Howard F. Delp,
1986; Walter Granger, Electrical Inspector.
Donald Haffner; Charles 0. Moody; William
Willard G. Bryan, Sr.
Board of Liquor License Commissioners
Virginia Davidson, Chairperson, 1987; Mary
Jane Startt, 1986; Willard E. dark, 1988.
Deborah A. Loller, Clerk.
Alcoholic Beverages Inspector
Herrel Curry, Jr.
Extension and Soil Conservation Services
Theodore A. Haas; County Director; Bernar-
dine M. Coleman; Karen L. Gillam; Judith
A. Pugh; one vacancy.
Soil Conservation District Supervisors
Floyd Allred, Jr., Chairperson, 1986; Alfred
Workman, 1985; Edgar B. Hevelow, 1988;
Alfred Miller, 1989; Paul A. Raech (County
appointee); Theodore A. Haas, Extension
Agent, Secretary (non-voting). Barbara O'Neil,
Associate Supervisor; David H. Wilson, Dis-
trict Conservationist; Sue W. Miller, District
County Seat: La Plata 20646
Origin: Created by an Order in Council of 1658. It
is not to be confused -with an earlier Charles
County (1650-1653) known as Old Charles
Name: Named for Charles Calvert, son and heir of
Cecilius Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore.
Form of Government: County Commissioners
County Code: See Code of the Public Local Laws of
Charles County (1969) with supplements.
Area: 486.78 sq. miles (451.58 land, 35.20 water)
Population. 1900: 17,662; 1950: 23,415; 1960:
32,572; 1970: 47,678; 1980: 72,751.
Principal Incorporated Places (1980 census): La
Plata (2,480), Indian Head (1,600)
Principal Unincorporated Places (1980 census): St.
Charles (13,921), Waldorf (9,782), White Plains
Voter Registration, Oct. 8, 1984. Democrat:
20,579; Republican: 12,295; Other Parties and
Decline to Affiliate: 2,654; Total: 35,535.
Per Capita Income (1982): $8,745
State Forests: Doncaster (1,486 acres)
State Parks: Chapel Point (828 acres). Purse (148
acres), Smallwood (404 acres)
Colleges/Universities: Charles County Community
College, La Plata
Museums/Historical Societies: Historical Society
of Charles County, Inc., Port Tobacco 20677