Board of County Commissioners, ex officio
Harry Filemyr, Chairperson; E. Lawrence
Groves; Dorothy Leuba; Randle Rodeheaver;
Solid Waste Management Bureau
Development Corporation Board of Directors
J. H. Jackson, Chairperson; Ross Crowe;
George C. Edwards; Wayne B. Hamilton;
Max Messenger; Irvin R. Rudy, Jr.; Karol
Rush; Thomas D. Jones, Executive Director.
Maryland Potomac Water Authority
Elwood L. Groves II, member; John G.
Upper Potomac River Commission
John Adams, Jr., 1985
Deep Creek Lake Advisory and Review
Robert E. Watson, Chairperson
Airport Advisory Commission
Liquor Control Board and Board of License
William E. Naylor, 1986; Brenda Butscher,
1988; George D. Meese, 1990.
Extension and Soil Conservation Services
Alice Hevner, County Director; Jane G.
Rentschler; James W. Simms; Theodore A.
Soil Conservation District Supervisors
George Bishoff, Chairperson, 1989; Harry W.
Hummel, 1985; Marvin Kolb, 1986; Claude
Wagner, Jr., 1988; Harley Brenneman
(County appointee); James W. Simms, Exten-
sion Agent, Secretary (non-voting). John T.
Reckner, Jr., District Conservationist; Shaun
Sanders, District Manager.
County Seat: Bel Air 21014
Origin: Erected from Baltimore County by
Chapter 6, Acts of 1773.
Name: Named for Henry Harford, last Proprietary
of Maryland. He was a son of Frederick Calvert,
Sixth Lord Baltimore, but because of his
illegitimate birth did not inherit the title.
Form of Government: Charter (1972)
County Code: See Code of the Public Local Laws of
Harford County (1978).
Area: 464.14 sq. miles (447.64 land, 16.50 water)
Population. 1900: 28,269; 1950: 51,782; 1960:
76,722; 1970: 115,378; 1980: 145,930.
Principal Incorporated Places (1980 census):
Aberdeen (11,533), Bel Air (7,814), Havre de
Principal Unincorporated Places (1980 census):
Edgewood (19,435), Joppatowne (11,348), Bel
Air South (8,461)
Voter Registration, Oct. 8, 1984. Democrat:
49,103; Republican: 21,235; Other Parties: 7;
Decline to Affiliate: 5,184; Total: 75,554.
Per Capita Income (1980); $7,930
State Parks: Gunpowder Falls (11,470 acres),
Palmer (463 acres), Rocks (Deer Creek) (841
acres), Susquehanna (2,537 acres)
Colleges/Uni versifies: Harford Community
College, Bel Air; Eastern Christian College, Bel
Museums/Historical Societies; Historical Society
of Harford County, Inc., P. 0. Box 391, Bel Air
21014; U. S. Army Ordinance Museum,
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen 21005;
Steppingstone Museum Association, Rt. 1, Box
94A, Street 21154