Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board
Hugh C. Gardiner III, Chairperson
District Forestry Board
Dennis R. Bridge, Chairperson; Eleanor F. Car-
rico; James Dunbar; Philip Griffith; Dennis
State Roads Supervisor
W. J. Kidwell
Department of Public Works
Roy E. Hancock, Director
Board of Electrical Examiners
Lawrence Potter, President, 1987; Charles
Gregg Taylor, 1989; Bernard R. Winkler, Jr.,
Inspections and Permits
Board of Liquor License Commissioners
Thomas F. Goldsmith, Chairperson, 1987; Susie
Bowles, 1988; Carl C. Hampton, 1989.
Oystermen's Tongers Advisory Committee
Dallas R. Goldsmith; John Osakowicz; William
L. Rice; Thomas Shymansky; Harry T. Stine.
EXTENSION AND SOIL CONSERVATION
Martin R. Jones, County Director; H. Travis
McPherson; M. Elizabeth Roberts; Sandra E.
Soil Conservation District Supervisors
W. Mitchell Digges, Chairperson. 1990; Walter
L. Bender, 1987; Gilbert 0. Bowling, Jr., 1989;
Jarrett L. (Buddy) Rice, 1991; Carl G. Walter
(County appointee); Martin R. Jones, Extension
Agent, Secretary (nonvoting). John H. Kim-
mons. District Conservationist; Alan Cruik-
shank. District Manager.
County Seat: Cambridge 21613
Origin: The exact date and legal origin of the
county are unknown, but it was in existence by
February 16, 1668/69, when a writ was issued
to the county sheriff by the Lord Proprietary.
Name: Named for the Earl of Dorset, a family
friend of the Calverts.
Form of Government: County Commissioners
County Code: See Code of the Public Local Laws
of Dorchester County (1984).
Area: 660.97 sq. miles (593.22 land, 67.75 water)
Population. 1900: 27,962; 1950: 27.815; 1960:
29,666; 1970: 29,405; 1980: 30,623.
Principal Incorporated Places (1980 census):
Cambridge (11,703), Hurlock (1,690), Secretary
Voter Registration, Oct. 6, 1986. Democrat:
10,414; Republican: 3,372; Other Parties and
No Party Affiliation: 433; Total: 14,219.
Per Capita Income, 1985 (estimated); $8,990
Colleges/Universities: University of Maryland
Center for Environmental and Estuarine
Museums/Historical Societies: Dorchester County
Historical Society, Inc., Meredith House, 902
La Grange Ave., Cambridge 21613
P.O. Box 150
Cambridge 21613 Telephone: 228-0480