[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.

Agricultural Advisory Board: www.wicomicocounty.org/290/Agricultural-Advisory-Board
Animal Control: www.wicomicohumane.org/wicomico-county-animal-control/
Appeals Board: www.wicomicocounty.org/288/Board-of-Appeals
Circuit Court: www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/wicomico/index.html
Community College: www.worwic.edu/
Corrections Dept.: www.wicomicocounty.org/126/Corrections-Detention-Center
County Attorney: www.wicomicocounty.org/138/Law-County-Attorney
County Council: www.wicomicocounty.org/185/County-Council
County Executive: www.wicomicocounty.org/125/County-Executive
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.: http://swed.org/
Elections Board: www.wicomicocounty.org/132/Board-of-Elections
Emergency Services Dept.: www.wicomicocounty.org/133/Emergency-Services
Ethics Commission: www.wicomicocounty.org/401/Ethics-Commission
Finance Dept.: www.wicomicocounty.org/134/Finance-Budget
Health Dept.: www.wicomicohealth.org/index.aspx?pageId=1
Historic District Commission: www.wicomicocounty.org/289/Historic-District-Commission
Human Resources Dept.: www.wicomicocounty.org/136/Human-Resources
Information Technology Dept.: www.wicomicocounty.org/137/Information-Technology
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/wic/
Law Office: www.wicomicocounty.org/138/Law-County-Attorney
Library: www.wicomicolibrary.org/
Planning, Zoning, & Community Development Dept.: www.wicomicocounty.org/141/Planning-Zoning
Public Information: www.wicomicocounty.org/128/Public-Information
Public Schools: www.wcboe.org/
Public Works: www.wicomicocounty.org/143/Public-Works
Purchasing Office: www.wicomicocounty.org/142/Purchasing
Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Dept.: www.wicomicocounty.org/148/Recreation-Parks
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/wicomico.html
Sheriff's Office: www.wicomicosheriff.com/
Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/wicomico-county/
State's Attorney: http://services.wicomicocounty.org/statesattorney/

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