Name: Named for the English county of the same
Form of Government: Code Home Rule (1970)
County Code: See Code of the Public Local Laws
a/Kent County (1968) with supplements.
Area: 303.64 sq. miles (278.34 land, 25.30 water)
Population. 1900: 18,786; 1950: 13,677; 1960:
15,481; 1970: 16,146; 1980: 16,695.
Principal Incorporated Places (1980 census):
Chestertown (3,300), Rock Hall (1,511),
Voter Registration, Oct. 6, 1986. Democrat:
5,503; Republican: 2,521; Other Parties: 4; No
Party Affiliation: 396; Total: 8,424.
Per Capita Income, 1985 (estimated): $9,693
Colleges/Universities: Washington College,
Museums/Historical Societies: Historical Society
of Kent County, Inc., 101 Church Alley,
Circuit Court: 778^t600, ext. 60
District Court: 778-1830
Circuit Court—Grand Jury and Petit Jury, first
Monday in February; second Monday in
Orphans' Court Days — Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. -
Circuit Court Resident Judge
Circuit Court Clerk
Earl H. Pinder, 1990
District Court Judge
H. Thomas Sisk, Jr., 1991
Grace R. Achuff, Administrative Clerk; Rose
Marie Metcalf, Clerk.
Orphans' Court Judges
Julian Lee Crew, Chic/Judge, 1990; Irvin A.
Sutton, 1990; Harry T. Williams, 1990.
Register of Wills
Janet Lee Ashley, 1990
H. Allan Blizzard, 1990
J. Frederick Price, 1990
District Public Defender
C. Daniel Saunders
Board of County Commissioners
Chestertown 21620 Telephone: 778-4600,
Meeting Days: Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Alexander P. Rasin, III, Chairperson ....... 1990
Arthur L. Harris III ..................... 1990
Wallace D. Miller ....................... 1990
William H. Landon, County Administrator
Janice F. Fletcher, Administrative Assistant/
Ernest S. Cookerly
W. Roger Williams, 1990