Dorchester County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted and amended as indicated in text.]

§ 17-1 First or Fork Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The First or Fork Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning in the unincorporated Town of Reliance at the intersection of the center line of Maryland Route 392, the Hurlock to Seaford Road and the Maryland-Delaware state line; thence running southerly with the center line of the Galestown-Reliance Road and the state line to the center of the Nanticoke River, which is the dividing line of Dorchester and Wicomico Counties; thence running southwesterly down the center of the Nanticoke River and with the Wicomico County line to the center of the Marshyhope Creek; thence running westerly up the center of the Marshyhope Creek to a point opposite the center of Walnut Landing Road; thence running westerly with the center line of Walnut Landing Road, to Indiantown Road, then on westerly and southwesterly following the center line of Chicone Bridge Road to the intersection of Chicone Creek; thence running northerly up Chicone Creek to a point where the creek branches just north of Kelly Road; thence running with the northwest branch of Chicone Creek northwesterly to Maryland Route 331, the Rhodesdale to Vienna Road; thence running with the center line of Maryland Route 331 to the intersection of Maryland Route 14, the East New Market to Brookview Road, at Rhodesdale; thence running easterly with the center line of Maryland Route 14 to the Rhodesdale-Harrison Ferry Road; thence running northerly with the road to the intersection of Mill Creek; thence running northeasterly down Mill Creek to the center of the Marshyhope Creek; thence northerly up the center of the Marshyhope Creek till it intersects the Caroline County line: thence following the Caroline County line, northeasterly, easterly, and southeasterly, to Finchville and the place of beginning.

§ 17-2 Second or East New Market Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Second or East New Market Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning in the center of the Choptank River on the Talbot County line, and opposite the mouth of Cabin Creek; thence running easterly up the center of Cabin Creek, till it intersects Lords Crossing Road at a point approximately 500 feet south of the Hurlock-Cabin Creek Road: thence running southeasterly with the center line of Lords Crossing Road to Maryland Route 392, the East New Market to Hurlock Road; thence on southeasterly across Maryland Route 392, and with the center line of Shiloh Camp Road to Maryland Route 14, the East New Market to Rhodesdale Road; thence running easterly with the center line of Maryland Route 14 to a point opposite the southeast corner of the Anna P. Corkran Farm, approximately 1,000 feet west of the Rhodesdale-Harrison Ferry Road; thence running southerly at right angles to Maryland Route 14 to intersect Lecompte Road, at the point where Lecompte Road turns from running northeasterly to southeasterly; thence running southwesterly with the center line of Lecompte Road, and on in a straight line, to intersect Centennial Road at a point approximately 1,000 feet west of Kraft Road; thence running northwesterly with the center line of Centennial Road, 1.33 miles to a point; thence running south 70 degrees west 900 feet, south 18 degrees west 1,700 feet, south 30 degrees east 800 feet to intersect Johnson Road; thence on southerly with the center line of Johnson Road to the intersection of Payne Mill Road; thence running westerly with the center line of Payne Mill Road to Hawkeye; thence on northwesterly with the center line of Red Hill Road to Hicksburg Road; thence running southerly with the center line of Hicksburg Road approximately 2,200 feet to Springdale Road (formerly known as Hollerman County Road); thence northwesterly with Springdale Road crossing Maryland Route 16 and on in a straight line northwesterly to intersect Indian Creek; thence running northeasterly, and northwesterly down the center of Indian Creek to its mouth, and on northwesterly to the center of the Choptank River and the Talbot County line; thence running northerly with the center of the Choptank River and the Talbot County line to the place of beginning.

§ 17-3 Third or Vienna Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Third or Vienna Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning at the intersection of the Nanticoke River and the Marshyhope Creek on the Wicomico County line; thence running southwesterly down the center of the Nanticoke River and with the Wicomico County line to a point east of the southeasterly end of Kraft Neck Road; thence running west to the southeast end of Kraft Neck Road; thence running northwesterly and westerly with the center line of Kraft Neck Road to Steeles Neck Road; thence running southwesterly with the center line of Steeles Neck Road 2,000 feet to a point; thence running northwesterly at right angles to Steeles Neck Road to the center of the Chicamacomico River; thence running northerly up the center of the Chicamacomico River, to the intersection of Maiden Forest Road; thence running southerly with the center line of Maiden Forest Road to the intersection of the Hawkeye-Mays Mill Road; thence running northwesterly with the center line of Hawkeye-Mays Mill Road, to Payne Mill Road at Hawkeye; thence running easterly with the center line of Payne Mill Road, to Johnson Road; thence running northerly with the center line of Johnson Road to a point; thence running north 30 degrees west 800 feet, north 18 degrees east 1,700 feet, north 70 degrees east 900 feet to Centennial Road; thence running with the center line of Centennial Road 1.33 miles to a point approximately 1,000 feet west of Kraft Road; thence running northeasterly to Lecompte Road and on northeasterly with the center line of Lecompte Road to the point where Lecompte Road turns from running northeasterly to southeasterly; thence running northerly at right angles to Maryland Route 14 to the center of Maryland Route 14, the East New Market to Rhodesdale Road at a point opposite the southeast corner of the Anna P. Corkran Farm, approximately 1,000 feet west of the Rhodesdale-Harrison Ferry Road; thence running easterly with the center line of Maryland Route 14 to a point where Maryland Route 331 branches off and runs southerly to Vienna; thence running southerly with the center line of Maryland Route 331 to northwest branch of Chicone Creek; thence running southeasterly and southerly down Chicone Creek to Chicone Bridge Road; thence running northeasterly with the center line of Chicone Bridge Road to Walnut Landing Road; thence running easterly with the center line of Walnut Landing Road and on easterly to the center of the Marshyhope Creek; thence southeasterly down the center of the Marshyhope Creek to the Nanticoke River and the place of beginning.

§ 17-4 Fourth or Taylors Island Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Fourth or Taylors Island Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning in the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Little Choptank River north of James Island; thence running up the center of the Little Choptank River easterly to the mouth of Parsons Creek; thence running southerly up the center of Parsons Creek to the southerly end of Goose Dam; thence running southeasterly to the head of the Blackwater River; thence running easterly down the center of Blackwater River to Maryland Route 335, Church Creek-Golden Hill Road; thence running southwesterly with the center line of Maryland Route 335 to the intersection of Hip Roof Road at Riggins Corner; thence running with the center line of Hip Roof Road westerly to Smithville Road at Golden Hill; thence running southerly with the center line of Smithville Road to Maryland Route 335, Hooper Island Road; thence running southwesterly with Maryland Route 335 to the center of Great Marsh Creek; thence running westerly up Great Marsh Creek, northerly with Dunnock Island Creek, westerly down Punch Island Creek to the Chesapeake Bay; thence running northerly with the Chesapeake Bay to the mouth of Little Choptank River and the place of beginning.

§ 17-5 Fifth or Lakes Election District

[1985, ch. 702]
The Fifth or Lakes Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning at the intersection of Maryland Route 335, the Church Creek-Golden Hill Road and the Blackwater River: thence running southeasterly down the center of the Blackwater River to its mouth in Fishing Bay; thence running southerly with the center of Fishing Bay to the mouth of Farm Creek; thence running westerly up the center of Farm Creek to Wesley Road at Harts Bridge: thence running southwesterly with the center line of Wesley Road to Wingate Bishops Head Road; thence running with the center line of the road southeasterly 500 feet to a point; thence running southwesterly at right angles to Wingate Bishops Head Road to the center of Insley Creek; thence running southwesterly down the center of Insley Creek and Insley Cove to the center of Fox Creek; thence running southerly down the center of Fox Creek to Honga River; thence running northerly up the center of Honga River to Great Marsh Creek; thence running northwesterly up the center of Great Marsh Creek to the center of Maryland Route 335, the Hooper Island Road; thence running easterly with the center line of Maryland Route 335 to Smithville Road; thence running northerly with the center line of Smithville Road to Hip Roof Road; thence running easterly with the center line of Hip Roof Road to Maryland Route 335, the Church Creek-Golden Hill Road at Riggins Corner; thence running northeasterly with the center line of Maryland Route 335 to the center of the Blackwater River and the place of beginning.

§ 17-6 Sixth or Hoopers Island Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Sixth or Hoopers Island Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning in the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of Punch Island Creek; thence running easterly up the center of the Punch Island Creek, southerly with the center of Dunnock Island Creek, easterly down the center of Great Marsh Creek to the head of Honga River; thence running southerly with the center of Honga River, so as to include Lower Hooper Island to the mouth of the Honga River and the Chesapeake Bay; thence running northerly with the Chesapeake Bay so as to include Barren Island to the place of beginning.

§ 17-7 Seventh or Cambridge Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Seventh or Cambridge Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning in the center of the Choptank River, on the Talbot County line at the extension of the center line of Tates Bank Road; thence running southerly with the extension and the center line of Tates Bank Road to the center of Old Route 50; thence running westerly with the center line of Old Route 50 to the center line of Bucktown Road; thence running southeasterly with the center line of Bucktown Road to a point 500 feet south of the south property line of the Animal Welfare Society of Dorchester County; thence running in a straight line south 49 degrees west to Lot Lane Road; thence running with the center line of Lot Lane Road 4 courses and distances north 82 degrees west 1,100 feet, north 40 degrees west 6,400 feet, north 25 degrees west 900 feet, north 74 degrees west 2,800 feet to Maple Dam Road; thence running northerly with the center line of Maple Dam Road to the east fork of the Little Blackwater River; thence running westerly down the east fork to the place where the Little Blackwater River branches; thence running north 61 degrees west in a straight line crossing Egypt Road and Maryland Route 16, Church Creek Road, to intersect the southeast branch of Fishing Creek, at a point 900 feet south of Pig Neck Road; thence running westerly down the center of southeast branch and on down the center of Fishing Creek to its mouth in the center of the Little Choptank River; thence running northeasterly up the center of the Little Choptank River to the mouth of Gary Creek; thence running northerly up the center of Gary Creek, to intersect Maryland Route 343, Hills Point Road; thence by a straight line northerly to the head of Lecompte Creek; thence running northeasterly down the center of Lecompte Creek and on through Lecompte Bay to the center of the Choptank River and the Talbot County Line; thence running easterly up the center of the Choptank River with the Talbot County line to the place of beginning.

§ 17-8 Eighth or Neck Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Eighth or Neck Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning in the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Choptank River, on the Talbot County line; thence running easterly up the center of the Choptank River, with the Talbot County line, to a point opposite the mouth of Lecompte Bay; thence running southwesterly through Lecompte Bay and on up the center of Lecompte Creek to the head of Lecompte Creek; thence running by a straight line southerly to Maryland Route 343 at the head of Gary Creek; thence southerly down the center of Gary Creek to the Little Choptank River: thence running southwesterly and westerly down the center of the Little Choptank River to the Chesapeake Bay north of James Island: thence northerly with the Chesapeake Bay to the place of beginning.

§ 17-9 Ninth or Church Creek Election District

[1985, ch. 702]
The Ninth or Church Creek Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning at the intersection of the center of Fishing Creek and Church Creek; thence running easterly up the center of Fishing Creek to the southeast branch: thence on easterly up the southeast branch to a point 900 feet south of Pig Neck Road: thence running south 61 degrees east by a straight line to intersect the Little Blackwater River at a point where the river branches; thence running southerly down the center of the Little Blackwater River to the Blackwater River; thence running westerly up the center of the Blackwater River to a point; thence running north 35 degrees east 450 feet, due north 600 feet, north 10 degrees east 3,450 feet, north 35 degrees east 1,200 feet, north 43 degrees east 1,450 feet, south 75 degrees east 550 feet to Harrisville Road; thence running northerly with the center line of Harrisville Road to intersect Maryland Route 16, the Cambridge-Taylor Island Road, at Woolford; thence running westerly approximately 1,000 feet with the center line of Maryland Route 16 till it intersects a branch running into Church Creek; thence running northeasterly down the center of the branch to Church Creek; thence running northerly down the center of Church Creek to the place of beginning.

§ 17-10 Tenth or Straits Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Tenth or Straits Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning at Harts Bridge at the intersection of Wesley Road and Farm Creek; thence running easterly down the center of Farm Creek to its mouth and the center of Fishing Bay; thence running southerly with the center of Fishing Bay to intersect the Somerset County line in Tangier Sound; thence running with the Somerset County line through Tangier Sound and Holland Straits southwesterly to the Chesapeake Bay; thence running northerly with the Chesapeake Bay, so as to include all islands up to Lower Hooper Island, to the mouth of the Honga River; thence northeasterly and northwesterly up the center of the Honga River to the mouth of Fox Creek; thence running northeasterly and northwesterly up the center of Fox Creek to the mouth of Insley Cove; thence running northeasterly up Insley Cove and Insley Creek to a point; thence running northeasterly at right angles to Wingate Bishops Head Road, to intersect the road at a point 500 feet southeast of Wesley Road; thence running northwesterly with the center line of Wingate Bishops Head Road 500 feet to Wesley Road; thence running northeasterly with the center line of Wesley Road to Farm Creek at Harts Bridge and the place of beginning.

§ 17-11 Eleventh or Drawbridge Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Eleventh or Drawbridge Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning at the intersection of Steeles Neck Road and Kraft Neck Road; thence running easterly with the center line of Kraft Neck Road to Hollands Crossroads and on southeasterly with the center line of Kraft Neck Road to its end; thence running east to the center of the Nanticoke River, and the Wicomico County Line; thence running southerly down the center of the Nanticoke River, with the Wicomico County line to a point; thence running north 30 degrees west to the intersection of Pokata Creek and the Elliott Island Road; thence running northwesterly down the center of Pokata Creek to Island Creek; thence running westerly down the center of Island Creek to its mouth and the center of Fishing Bay; thence running northerly up the center of Fishing Bay to the mouth of the Transquaking River; thence running northerly up the center of the Transquaking River to the Chicamacomico River; thence running easterly and northeasterly up the center of the Chicamacomico River to a point; thence running southeasterly at right angles to Steeles Neck Road to intersect the road at a point 2,000 feet southwest of Kraft Neck Road; thence running northeasterly with the center line of Steeles Neck Road 2,000 feet to Kraft Neck Road and the place of beginning.

§ 17-12 Twelfth or Williamsburg Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Twelfth or Williamsburg Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning at the intersection of Maryland Route 318, the Preston To Federalsburg Road, and the first county road running southerly therefrom east of Maryland Route 331, the Preston To Hurlock Road, on the Caroline County line; thence running easterly with the Caroline County line and Maryland Route 318 to a point; thence running southerly still with the Caroline County line to Clarks Canning House Road; thence running easterly with Clarks Canning House Road and the Caroline County line to intersect the Marshyhope Creek; thence running southerly down the center of the Marshyhope Creek to the first stream north of Maryland Route 392, the Hurlock To Reliance Road, at Harrison Ferry, formerly known as "Benjamin Conways Mill Creek"; thence running westerly up the stream to Gravel Branch Road; thence running northwesterly with the center line of Gravel Branch Road to the intersection of Ellwood Camp Road; thence running easterly with the center line of Ellwood Camp Road to the first county road east of the railroad; thence running northerly with the center line of the county road to the place of beginning.

§ 17-13 Thirteenth or Bucktown Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Thirteenth or Bucktown Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning at the intersection of Cordtown Road and Maryland Route 397, known as Aireys Road; thence running southeasterly with the center line of Maryland Route 397, to the Transquaking River; thence southerly down the center of the Transquaking River to its mouth in Fishing Bay; thence running across Fishing Bay to the mouth of the Blackwater River; thence northwesterly up the center of the Blackwater River to the Little Blackwater River; thence running northerly up the center of the Little Blackwater River to the place where the Little Blackwater River branches; thence running easterly up the center of the east branch to Maple Dam Road; thence running southerly with the center line of Maple Dam Road to Lot Lane Road; thence running with the center line of Lot Lane Road the 4 following courses and distances: south 74 degrees east 2,800 feet, south 25 degrees east 900 feet, south 40 degrees east 6,400 feet, south 82 degrees east 1,100 feet, to a point; thence running north 49 degrees east to intersect Bucktown Road at a point 500 feet south of the south property line of the Animal Welfare Society of Dorchester County; thence running northerly with the center line of Bucktown Road to Cordtown Road; thence running easterly and northerly with the center line of Cordtown Road to the place of beginning.

§ 17-14 Fourteenth or Linkwood Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Fourteenth or Linkwood Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning in the Choptank River on the Talbot County Line opposite the mouth of Indian Creek; thence running southeast and southwest with the center of Indian Creek to a point opposite the center line of Springdale Road (formerly known as "Hollerman County Road"); thence running southeasterly with the center line of the road crossing Maryland Route 16, the Cambridge - East New Market Road, and on with the center line of Springdale Road to intersect Hicksburg Road; thence running with the center line of Hicksburg Road northerly to Red Hill Road; thence running southeasterly with the center line of Red Hill Road to Hawkeye and Hawkeye Road; thence running southeasterly with the center line of Hawkeye Road to a point; thence running due west 4,900 feet to a point, south 45 degrees west 2,600 feet, south 67 degrees west 3,250 feet, to intersect a branch; thence running with the branch southwesterly to United States Route 50; thence running southeasterly with the center line of United States Route 50, 2,100 feet more or less to Percy May Road; thence running southwesterly with the center line of Percy May Road to Drawbridge Road; thence running southeasterly with the center line of Drawbridge Road to Middletown Branch; thence running southwesterly down the center of Middletown Branch to the Transquaking River; thence running northerly up the center of Transquaking River to Drawbridge Road; thence running westerly and northwesterly with the center line of Drawbridge Road to Aireys; thence on northwesterly with the center line of Aireys Road to Cordtown Road; thence running southerly and westerly with the center line of Cordtown Road to Bucktown Road; thence running northwesterly with the center line of Bucktown Road to Old Route 50; thence running easterly with the center line of Old Route 50 to Tates Bank Road; thence running northerly with the center line of Tates Bank Road and on in a straight line to the center of the Choptank River, and the Talbot County line; thence running northeasterly with the center of the Choptank River and the Talbot County line to the place of beginning.

§ 17-15 Fifteenth or Hurlock Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Fifteenth or Hurlock Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning at the intersection of the center of the Choptank River and the mouth of Hunting Creek, where Dorchester, Talbot and Caroline Counties meet; thence running northeasterly up the center of Hunting Creek with the Caroline County line to the old road from Preston to Federalsburg; thence running southeasterly with the old road and the Caroline County line to Maryland Route 318, the Preston To Federalsburg Road, at the intersection of the first county road running southerly therefrom, east of Maryland Route 331, the Preston To Hurlock Road; thence running southerly with the center line of the county road to Elwood Camp Road; thence running westerly with the center line of the Elwood Camp Road to Gravel Branch Road; thence running southeasterly with the center line of Gravel Branch Road to a point just south of Williamsburg Road; thence running southeasterly to a branch, formerly known as "Benjamin Conways Mill Creek," it being the first branch out of the west side of Marshyhope Creek north of Maryland Route 392; thence running easterly and southeasterly down the branch to the Marshyhope Creek; thence running southerly down the Marshyhope Creek to Mill Creek; thence running westerly up Mill Creek to the Rhodesdale-Harrison Ferry Road; thence running southerly with the center line of the Rhodesdale-Harrison Ferry Road to Maryland Route 14, the East New Market to Brookview Road; thence running westerly with the center line of Maryland Route 14 to Shiloh Camp Road; thence running northwesterly with the center line of Shiloh Camp Road to Maryland Route 392, the East New Market to Hurlock Road; thence on across Route 392, and running northwesterly with the center line of Lords Crossing Road to intersect Cabin Creek at a point approximately 500 feet south of the Hurlock-Cabin Creek Road; thence running westerly down the center of Cabin Creek to the center of the Choptank River and the Talbot County line; thence running northerly with the center of the Choptank River and the Talbot County line to the place of beginning.

§ 17-16 Sixteenth or Madison Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Sixteenth or Madison Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning at the intersection of the center of Little Choptank River and Fishing Creek; thence running southeasterly up the center of Fishing Creek to the mouth of Church Creek; thence running southerly up the center of Church Creek to the mouth of a branch; thence running southwesterly up the center of the branch to intersect Maryland Route 16, the Taylors Island Road, west of Woolford; thence running easterly with the center line of Maryland Route 16 approximately 1,000 feet to the Harrisville Road; thence running southerly with the center line of Harrisville Road to a point; thence running north 75 degrees west 550 feet, south 43 degrees west 1,450 feet, south 35 degrees west 1,200 feet, south 10 degrees west 3,450 feet, due south 600 feet, south 35 degrees west 450 feet to the Blackwater River; thence running northwesterly up the center of the Blackwater River to the head of the Blackwater River; thence running northwest to the southerly end of Goose Dam; thence running northerly through the center of Goose Dam and on down the center of Parsons Creek to the center of the Little Choptank River; thence running northeasterly up the center of the Little Choptank River to the place of beginning.

§ 17-17 Seventeenth or Salem Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Seventeenth or Salem Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning at the intersection of Maiden Forest Road and the Chicamacomico River; thence running southerly down the center of the Chicamacomico River to the Transquaking River; thence running northerly up the center of the Transquaking River to Middletown Branch; thence running northeasterly up the center of Middletown Branch to Drawbridge Road; thence running northwesterly with the center line of Drawbridge Road to Percy May Road; thence running northeasterly with the center line of Percy May Road to United States Route 50 the Cambridge to Vienna Road; thence running with the center line of United States Route 50 northeasterly 2,100 feet more or less to a branch; thence running easterly up the center of the branch to a point; thence running north 67 degrees east 3,250 feet, north 45 degrees east 2,600 feet, due east 4,900 feet to Hawkeye Road; thence running with the center line of Hawkeye Road southeasterly to Maiden Forest Road; thence running with the center line of Maiden Forest Road northerly to the place of beginning.

§ 17-18 Eighteenth or Elliott Island Election District.

[1985, ch. 702]
The Eighteenth or Elliott Island Election District is created and the boundaries shall be: beginning in Fishing Bay at the mouth of Island Creek; thence running easterly up the center of Island Creek to Pokata Creek; thence running southeasterly up the center of Pokata Creek to Elliott Island Road; thence running south 30 degrees east to the Nanticoke River and the Wicomico County line; thence southerly down the center of the Nanticoke River with the Wicomico County line to the mouth of Fishing Bay; thence northerly up the center of Fishing Bay to the place of beginning.