September 24, 2006

Mayor: Daniel A. Murphy, 301-678-6635

Town Council:

Maurice "Rusty" Wheeler, 301-678-6055

Randy Pittman, 301-678-5396

Robert Anthony McCusker, 301-678-7345

Sinclair Hamilton, 301-678-5719

The Town Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at town hall.

Town Hall: 301-678-5622

Town manager: David Smith

Police chief: T.J. Buskirk


Police department: 301-678-5633

Population: 1,736

History: Hancock traces its beginnings to an American Indian crossing at the Potomac River. European settlers began to arrive in the 1730s. Joseph Hancock, a ferryman who hauled passengers and commerce across the Potomac River, formally laid out a town in 1749. It was incorporated in 1853.

Electricity: Allegheny Power, 1-800-255-3443

Natural gas: Columbia Gas, 1-888-460-4332

Cable: Adelphia, 1-800-486-6822

Water and sewer: 301-678-6828 or 301-678-5622

Trash pickup: Wednesdays, can be put out after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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