John B. Norris, Jr.
Road Supervisor/Engineer (State Highway
John Paradis, Chairperson
Alcoholic Beverage Board
Stanley L. Buckler, 1988; Leon A. Cullison, Jr.,
1988; Harold T. Herndon, 1988; John G.
Fletcher, 1990; Steven G. Olczak, 1990.
Cuthbert I Fenwick, Jr., Alternate, 1987.
Oystermen's Tongers Advisory Committee
Charles E. Davis, Chairperson; Harry
Huseman, Jr.; J. Robert Long; Marcus Norris;
John F. Trossbach.
EXTENSION AND SOIL CONSERVATION
Florence B. Lanham, County Director; Daniel J.
Donnelly; Beatrice Marie Gardiner; Edward L.
Swecker; Patricia S. White.
Soil Conservation District Supervisors
James B. Beaven, Chairperson, 1987; A. E.
Vernon Saunders, 1989; James H. Woodburn,
1990; Aubrey F. Mattingly, 1991; John Sivak
(County appointee), 1991; Daniel J. Donnelly,
Extension Agent, Secretary (nonvoting). John W.
Hall IV, District Conservationist; Timothy
Frink, District Manager.
County Seat: Princess Anne 21853
Origin: Created by an Order in Council in 1666.
Name: Named after Mary Somerset, sister-in-law
of Cecilius Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore.
Form of Government: County Commissioners
County Code: See Code of the Public Local Laws
of Somerset County (1977) with supplements.
Area: 374.26 sq. miles (338.41 land, 35.85 water)
Population. 1900: 25,923; 1950: 20,745; 1960:
19,623; 1970: 18,924; 1980: 19,188.
Principal Incorporated Places (1980 census):
Crisfield (2,924), Princess Anne (1,499)
Principal Unincorporated Places (1980 census):
Voter Registration, Oct. 6, 1986. Democrat:
7,332; Republican: 2,912; Other Parties and No
Party Affiliation: 389; Total: 10,633.
Per Capita Income, 1980 (estimated): $8,383
State Parks: Janes Island (3,060 acres)
Colleges/Universities: University of Maryland —
Eastern Shore, Princess Anne
Museums/Historical Societies: Somerset County
Historical Society, Teackle Mansion, Princess
Anne 21853; Tawes Museum, Crisfield 21817
Princess Anne 21853 Circuit Court: 651-1555
District Court: 651-0955
Circuit Court—Grand Jury and Petit Jury, third
Monday in February and September.
Orphans' Court Days—Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m.
Circuit Court Resident Judge
Lloyd L. Simpkins, 1991
Circuit Court Clerk
I. Theodore Phoebus, 1990