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Carroll County/'573


County Seat: Westminster 21157

Origin: Erected from Baltimore and Frederick
Counties by Chapter 256, Acts of 1835,
confirmed by Chapter 19, Acts of 1836, which
was passed January 19, 1837.

Name: Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton
(1737-1832), Revolutionary War statesman and
a Maryland signer of the Declaration of



Form of Government: County Commissioners

County Code: See Code of the Public Local Laws
of Carroll County
(1976) with supplements.

Area: 452.45 sq. miles (451.98 land,.47 water)

Population. 1900: 33,860; 1950: 44,907; 1960:
52,785; 1970: 69,006; 1980: 96,356.

Principal Incorporated Places (1980 census):
Westminster (8,808), Taneytown (2,618),
Mount Airy (1,910)

Principal Unincorporated Places (1980 census):
Eldersburg (4,959), Westminster South (3,521)

Voter Registration, Oct. 6, 1986. Democrat:
24,206; Republican: 20,083; Other Parties: 33;
No Party Affiliation: 3,130; Total: 47,452.

Per Capita Income, 1985 (estimated): $11,245
State Parks: Patapsco Valley (11,442 acres)

Colleges/Universities: Western Maryland College,
Westminster; Carroll County Branch of
Catonsville Community College, Westminster

Museums/Historical Societies: Carroll County
Farm Museum, Box 412, Westminster 21157;
Historical Society of Carroll County, 210 E.
Main St., Westminster 21157; Union Mills
Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike,
Westminster 21157


Circuit Court
Courthouse and Court Annex Building
Westminster 21157 Telephone: 848^500

District Court
Court Annex Building
Westminster 21157 Telephone: 848-2146

Court Terms:

Circuit Court—Grand Jury, second Monday in
May and November; Petit Jury, second
Monday in February, May, August, and

Orphans' Court Days—Mondays and Tuesdays.

Circuit Court Resident Judges
Donald J. Gilmore, Administrative Judge, 1993
Luke K. Bums, Jr., 1995

Circuit Court Clerk
Larry W. Shipley, 1990

District Court Judges
Francis M. Arnold, Administrative Judge, 1990
Donald M. Smith, 1991
Gloria Farver, Administrative Clerk; Jeannette
Christman, Chief Clerk.

Orphans' Court Judges
Walter T. Haines, Jr., Chief Judge, 1990; Harry
Dougherty, Sr., 1990; Albert Selby, 1990.

Register of Wills
Reese Leppo Stamer, 1990

Grover N. Sensabaugh, 1990


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