[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.

Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/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/depts.aspx
Development Review & Permitting Dept.: www.co.worcester.md.us/drp/drpindex.aspx
District Court: www.mdcourts.gov/district/directories/courtmap.html#WORCESTER
Economic Development Dept: www.chooseworcester.org
Education Dept.: www.worcesterk12.com
Elections Board: www.co.worcester.md.us/elections/
Emergency Services Dept.: www.co.worcester.md.us/EmergencyServices/emerservindex.aspx
Environmental Programs Dept.: www.co.worcester.md.us/ep/default.aspx
Fire Marshal: www.wcfmo.org
Health Dept.: www.worcesterhealth.org
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/pw/publicworks.aspx
Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.co.worcester.md.us/recreation/rec.aspx
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/worcester.html
Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?p=258
State's Attorney: www.co.worcester.md.us/sao/default.aspx
Tourism Office: www.visitworcester.org

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