EXTENSION AND SOIL CONSERVATION
Kathryn K. Jenkins, County Director; Daniel S.
Braucher; Larry E. Cromwell; Joanne D.
Leatherman; Terry Poole; Michael Sowell;
Kenneth E. Wisner.
Soil Conservation District Supervisors
Paul Spurrier, Chairperson, 1989; Francis
Barnes, 1988; D. Richard Arrington, 1991;
George A. Nicholson, 1991; C. Ellis Hood
(County appointee); Terry Poole, Extension
Agent, Secretary (nonvoting); Richard L.
Grossnickle, County Commissioner.
Henry D. Lakin, Sr., Chairperson, 1988;
Richard R. Holter, 1989; Daniel C. Poole,
1990; Fred H. Beachley, 1991; Wilmer H.
Keller (County appointee); Kenneth E. Wis-
ner, Extension Agent, Secretary (nonvoting);
Richard L. Grossnickle, County Commission-
State Forests: Garrett (6,824 acres), Potomac
(10,686 acres). Savage River (52,811 acres)
State Parks: Big Run (300 acres), Casselman
Bridge (4 acres), Deep Creek Lake (1,776
acres), Herrington Manor (365 acres). New
Germany (213 acres), Swallow Falls (257 acres)
Colleges/Universities: Garrett Community
Museums/Historical Societies: Garrett County
Historical Society, 123 E. Center St., Oakland
County Seat: Oakland 21550
Origin: Created from Allegany County in 1872
(Chapter 212, Acts of 1872).
Name: Named for John Work Garrett
(1820-1884), railroad executive, industrialist,
Form of Government: County Commissioners
County Code: See Code of the Public Local Laws
of Garrett County (1985).
Area: 664.41 sq. miles (656.83 land, 7.58 water)
Population. 1900: 17,701; 1950: 21,259; 1960:
20,420; 1970: 21,476; 1980: 26,498.
Principal Incorporated Places (1980 census):
Oakland (1,994), Mountain Lake (1,597),
Voter Registration, Oct. 6, 1986. Democrat:
4,715; Republican: 7,291; Other Parties: 0; No
Party Affiliation: 333; Total: 12,337.
Per Capita Income, 1985 (estimated): $9,424
Oakland 21550 Telephone: 334-1937
205 South 3rd St.
Oakland 21550 Telephone: 334-8164
Circuit Court—Grand Jury, second Monday in
March and September; Jury, fourth Monday in
March and September.
Orphans' Court Days — Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. -
Circuit Court Resident Judge
Frederick A. Thayer III, Chief Judge, 1993
Circuit Court Clerk
Clifford C. DeWitt, 1990
District Court Judge
Jack R. Tumey, 1992
Geraldine Knox, Clerk