Queen Anne's County, Maryland

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Queen Anne's County is a county located on the Eastern Shore of the U.S. state of Maryland.

As of 2000, the population was 40,563. Its county seat and most populous municipality is Centreville. The census-designated place of Stevensville is the county's most populous place. Queen Anne's County is named for Queen Anne of Great Britain who reigned when the county was established in 1706.

This county is a part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge connects Queen Anne's of the Eastern Shore to Anne Arundel County on the Western Shore.



Queen Anne's County was organized in 1706.

In 1773 a part of Queen Anne's County, together with a portion of Dorchester County, was taken to form Caroline County.

It was the home of baseball Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx.

The county has a number of properties on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Law and government

Queen Anne's County was granted home rule in 1990 under a state code.

Queen Anne's County has a Commission form of government. The Commission consists of five elected Commissioners who are elected at large by the general population and each must reside in the district they represent:one of the four Commission districts. The fifth commissioner serves as President the first year. County Code allows for rotation of the President position thereafter. [2] The Current Commission consists of:

Commission President Gene M. Ransom III, District 3
Commission Vice President Courtney Billups, District 1
Commissioner Paul Gunther, District 2
Commissioner Carol Fordonski, District 4
Commissioner Eric S. Wargotz, M.D., President (elected) & Countywide Member

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