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Soil Conservation District Supervisors: Consist of
five members, four of whom serve four-year
terms. The county governing body appoints one
member who serves at the pleasure of that body.
In charter government counties, the County Exec-
utive appoints that member with County Council
approval. The State Soil Conservation Committee
appoints the remaining four members from res-
idents of the District. One is chosen from a list
submitted by the county Farm Bureau, one from a
list submitted by the county Extension Service,
and two represent the District at large. The Su-
pervisors designate the chairperson and other of-
ficers annually (Code Agriculture Article, sees.
8-301 through 8-303).

Billmyer (708 acres), Sideling Hill (455 acres),
Belle Grove (358 acres). Savage River (455

National Parks: C & 0 Canal National Historic
Park (2,707 acres)

Colleges/Universities: Allegany Community
College, Cumberland; Frostburg State College,

Museums/Historical Societies: Allegany County
Historical Society, 218 Washington St.,
Cumberland 21502


County Seat: Cumberland 21502

Origin: The County was erected in 1789 from
Washington County (Chapter 29, Acts of

Name: The name is from the Indian word,
oolikhanna, meaning "beautiful stream."

Form of Government: Code Home Rule (1974)



County Code: See Code of the Public Local Laws
ofAllegany County

Area: 428 sq. miles (427.62 land; .38 water)

Population. 1900: 53,694; 1950: 89,556; 1960:
84,169; 1970: 84,044; 1980: 80,548.

Principal Incorporated Places (1980 census):
Cumberland (25,933), Frostburg (7,715),
Westemport (2,706)

Principal Unincorporated Places (1980 census):
LaVale-Narrows Park (5,523), Cresaptown
(4,645), Potomac Park-Bowling Green (2,275)

Voter Registration, Oct. 6, 1986. Democrat:
18,766; Republican: 18,964; Other Parties: 11;
Decline to Affiliate: 1,613; Total: 39,354.

Per Capita Income, 1985 (estimated): $9,804

State Parks: Rocky Gap (2,941 acres), Dan's
Mountain (481 acres), Wills Mountain (52

State Forests and Wildlife Management Areas:
Green Ridge (38,289 acres), Dan's Mountain
(8,376 acres), Warrior Mountain (3,905 acres),


Circuit Court
Washington St.
Cumberland 21502 Telephone: 777-5922

District Court
County Office Building
3 Pershing St., 2nd floor
Cumberland 21502 Telephone: 777-2105

Court Terms:

Circuit Court—Grand Jury, first Monday in April
and October; Petit Jury, first Wednesday after
first Monday in April and October.

Orphans' Court Days—Tuesdays and Fridays,
9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.

Circuit Court Resident Judges

J. Frederick Sharer, Administrative Judge, 1997;
Gary G. Leasure, 1999.

Circuit Court Clerk
Raymond W. Walker, 1990


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