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Soil Conservation District Supervisors
Samuel T. Jones (County appointee), Chair-
person; Wilbur B. Pearce, 1985; H. Carl
Stephen, 1986; Jimmie D. Miller, 1988; Sam-
uel B. Foard, Jr., 1989; Lynn T. Wannan,
Extension Agent, Secretary (non-voting). Mick
Shockley, District Conservationist; John Rich-
ardson, District Manager.


County Seat: Ellicott City 21043

Origin: Howard District was created from Anne
Arundel County by Chapter 22, Acts of 1838,
which was confirmed by Chapter 50, Acts of
1839. It enjoyed the status of a county although
it was not represented in the General Assembly.
The County itself was created in 1851 by Article
VIII, sec. I, of the Constitution adopted that

Name: Named for John Eager Howard
(1752-1827), Revolutionary officer, Maryland
Governor, and statesman.

Form of Government: Charter (1968)

County Code: See Howard County Code (1977)
with supplements.

Area: 253.51 sq. miles (251.00 land, 2.51 water)

Population. 1900: 16,715; 1950: 23,119; 1960:
36,152; 1970: 62,394; 1980; 118,572.

Principal Unincorporated Places (1980 census):
Columbia (52,518), Ellicott City (21,784), North
Laurel (6,093)

Voter Registration, Oct. 8, 1984. Democrat:
45,044; Republican: 23,025; Other Parties:
1,430; Decline to Affiliate: 8,171; Total: 77,670.

Per Capita Income (1980): $10,357
Average Household Income (1980): $30,450

State Parks: Patapsco Valley (11,442 acres),
Patuxent River (6,377)

Colleges/Universities: Howard Community
College, Columbia; The Johns Hopkins
University Evening College, Laurel and
Columbia; Loyola College Professional Center,
Columbia; Towson State University Satellite
Center, Columbia

Museums/Historical Societies: Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad Museum, Ellicott City 21043; Howard

Howard County/547

County Historical Society, P. 0. Box 109,
Ellicott City 21043


Circuit Court
8360 Court Ave.
Ellicott City 21043 Telephone: 992-2111

District Court
Multi-Service Center
3451 Court House Dr.
Ellicott City 21043 Telephone: 455-8811

Court Terms:

Circuit Court—Grand Jury and Petit Jury, third
Monday in March, June, September, and

Orphans' Court Days—Tuesdays

Circuit Court Resident Judges
Guy J. Cicone, 1993; Robert F. Fischer,
1993; Raymond J. Kane, Jr., 1997; J.
Thomas Nissel, 1997.

Master for Juvenile Cases
W. Girard Schwessinger, Jr.

Master in Chancery
Bernard A. Raum

Circuit Court Clerk
C. Merritt Pumphrey, 1986

District Court Judges
R. Russell Sadler, 1990; Diane G. Schulte,
1990; James N. Vaughan, 1992. Martha J.
Bush, Administrative Clerk.

Orphans' Court Judges
Jean M. Gobbel, Chief Judge, 1986; Irvin P.
Dasher, 1986; W. Bryan Souder, 1986.

Register of Wills
Mary M. Grimes, 1986


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