James Murphy, Chairperson; Harold W.
Kefauver; Grayson H. Mercer, Sr.; Martha
T. Schipper, M.D.; Charles C. Smith,
County Commissioner, ex officio; one va-
cancy. Terms expire 1988.
Building Code Board of Appeals
Carl L. Culler, Chairperson, 1988; William
R. Stroh, 1985; John F. Stann, 1986; Mer-
lin H. Porter, 1987; Ralph J. Kidwell, Sr.,
1988; Mark A. Kelly, alternate, 1987.
James E. Sundergill, Chairperson, 1987;
Howard J. Jennings, 1985; Anthony J.
Sos, 1986; J. Bernard Vallandingham,
1988; John D. Wetnight, 1989.
Austin L. Dutrow, Chairperson, 1988; Edith
E. Tucker, 1985; James M. Musselwhite, Jr.,
1986; Bernard H. Boyle, 1987; Francis E.
Moser, 1989; Charles C. Smith County Com-
missioner; Ronald Linton, Highway Director;
Maurice Daly, Chief Engineer.
Thomas W. Bickenstaff, Supervisor
Custodial Services Department
Jon M. Maupin, Chief Custodian
Liquor License Commissioner
Louis V. Myers, Jr., 1987
Alcoholic Beverage Inspector
Leo Michael Boyle, 1987
Extension and Soil Conservation Services
Kathryn K. Jenkins, County Director; Carol
A. Auer; Daniel S. Braucher; Larry E.
Cromwell; Linda Hawbaker; Joanne D.
Leatherman; Terry Poole; Michael Sowell;
Kenneth E. Wisner.
Soil Conservation District Supervisors
Daniel J. Bard, District Manager; Thomas P.
Sierzega, District Conservationist; Richard L.
Grossnickle, County Commissioner, ex officio.
George A. Nicholson, Chairperson, 1985;
D. Richard Arrington, 1986; Francis
Bames, 1987; Paul Spurrier, 1989; Ellis C.
Hood (County appointee); Terry Poole,
Extension Agent. Secretary (non-voting).
Henry D. Lakin, Sr., Chairperson, 1988;
Daniel C. Poole, 1985; Fred H. Beachley,
1986; Richard R. Holter, 1989; Wilmer H.
Keller (County appointee); Kenneth E.
Wisner, Extension Agent, Secretary (non-
County Seat: Oakland 21550
Origin: Created from Allegany County by Chapter
212, Acts of 1872.
Name: The county was named for John Work
Garrett (1820-1884), railroad executive,
industrialist, and financier.
Form of Government: County Commissioners
County Code: See Code of the Public Local Laws of
Garrett County (1971).
Area: 664.41 sq. miles (656.83 land, 7.58 water)
Population. 1900: 17,701; 1950: 21,259; 1960:
20,420; 1970: 21,476; 1980: 26,498.
Principal Incorporated Places (1980 census):
Oakland (1,994), Mountain Lake (1,597),
Voter Registration, Oct. 8, 1984. Democrat: 4,973;
Republican: 7,364; Other Parties: 3; Decline to
Affiliate: 360; Total: 12,700.
Per Capita Income (1980): $5,861
State Forests: Garrett (6,824 acres), Potomac
(10,686 acres), Savage River (52,811 acres)
State Parks: Big Run (300 acres), Casselman
Bridge (4 acres). Deep Creek Lake (1,776 acres),
Herrington Manor (365 acres). New Germany
(213 acres). Swallow Falls (257 acres)
Colleges/Universities: Garrett Community
Museums/Historical Societies: Garrett County
Historical Society, P. 0. Box 3026, Deer Park