WORCESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND

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    [County Seal, Worcester County, Maryland] Origin: Worcester County was created from Somerset County in 1742 (Chapter 19, Acts of 1742). The County was named after the Earl of Worcester.

    Boundaries: Bounded north by Delaware; east by Atlantic Ocean; south by Accomac County, Virginia; west by Somerset & Wicomico counties.

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    County Seat: Snow Hill, MD 21863
    Form of Government: Code Home Rule since 1976
    Population: 1990 census: 35,028; 2000 census: 46,543; 2010 census: 51,454


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    [photo, Worcester County Courthouse, Snow Hill, Maryland]

    Worcester County Courthouse, Snow Hill, Maryland, August 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    websites:
    Animal Control: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/animal
    Circuit Court: www.mdcourts.gov/circuit/worcester/index.html
    Community College: www.worwic.edu/
    County Commissioners: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/commissioners
    County Government: www.co.worcester.md.us/
    County Government Directory: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments
    Development Review & Permitting Dept.: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/drp
    District Court: www.mdcourts.gov/district/directories/courtmap.html#WORCESTER
    Economic Development Dept: http://chooseworcester.org/
    Elections Board: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/elections/
    Emergency Services Dept.: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/emergency
    Environmental Programs Dept.: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/env
    Fire Marshal: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/firemarshal
    Health Dept.: www.worcesterhealth.org/
    Human Resources Dept.: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/hr
    Jail: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/jail
    Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/wic/
    Library: www.worcesterlibrary.org/
    Public Schools: www.worcesterk12.com/
    Public Works Dept.: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/publicworks
    Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/rec
    Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/worcester.html
    Sheriff's Office: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/sheriff
    Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/worcester-county/
    State's Attorney: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/sao
    Tourism Office: http://visitworcester.org/
    Treasurer's Office: www.co.worcester.md.us/departments/treasurer

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