WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND

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    [County Seal, Wicomico County, Maryland] Origin: Wicomico County was created from Somerset and Worcester counties in 1867 (Constitution, Art. XIII, secs. 2-6). The County was named after the Wicomico River from the Indian words "wicko" and "mekee" meaning a place where houses are built, apparently referring to an Indian town on the river banks.

    Boundaries: Bounded north by Delaware & Dorchester County; east by Worcester County; south by Dorchester & Somerset counties; west by Nanticoke River.

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    County Seat: Salisbury, MD 21801
    Form of Government: Charter since 1964
    Population: 1990 census: 74,339; 2000 census: 84,644; 2010 census: 98,733


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    [photo, City Park, Salisbury, Maryland]

    City Park, Salisbury, Maryland, August 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    websites:
    Circuit Court: www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/wicomico/index.html
    Community College: www.worwic.edu
    County Attorney: www.wicomicocounty.org/138/law-county-attorney
    County Council: www.wicomicocounty.org/185/county-council
    County Government: www.wicomicocounty.org/
    County Government Transparency Portal: www.wicomicocounty.org/320/transparency-portal
    District Court: www.mdcourts.gov/district/directories/courtmap.html#WICOMICO
    Economic Development Dept.: www.swed.org
    Elections Board: www.wicomicocounty.org/132/board-of-elections
    Emergency Services Dept.: www.wicomicocounty.org/133/emergency-services
    Health Dept.: www.wicomicohealth.org/index.aspx?pageId=1
    Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/wic/
    Library: www.wicomicolibrary.org
    Planning & Zoning Dept.: www.wicomicocounty.org/141/planning-zoning
    Public Schools: www.wcboe.org
    Public Works: www.wicomicocounty.org/143/public-works
    Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.wicomicorecandparks.org
    Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/wicomico.html
    Sheriff: www.wicomicosheriff.com
    Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/wicomico-county/

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