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Extension Agents
Mary Ellen Waltemire, County Director; Janet
Cover; Lawrence E. Dell; Norris E.
Diefenderfer; Richard Heflebower; Richard C.
Schukraft; Donald M. Schwartz.

Soil Conservation District Supervisors
John C. Herbst, Chairperson. 1991; Louis G. P.
Debaugh, 1989; Leonard E. Lowry, 1990; Don-
ald Lynn Spickler, 1992; Joseph K. Scott
(County appointee); Donald M. Schwartz, Ex-
tension Agent, Secretary (nonvoting).
Randy L.
Bachtel, District Conservationist; Thomas Min-
nich, District Manager.


County Seat: Salisbury 21801

Origin: Created from Somerset and Worcester
counties in 1867 (Constitution 1867, Art. XIII,
sees. 2-6).

Name: 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 banks of the

Form of Government: Charter (1964)

County Code: See Charter and Code of Wicomico
County, State of Maryland
(1978) with

Area: 393.50 sq. miles (379.10 land, 14.40 water)

Population. 1900: 22,852; 1950: 39,641; 1960:
49,050; 1970: 54,236; 1980: 64,540.

Principal Incorporated Places (1980 census):
Salisbury (16,429), Fruitland (2,694), Delmar

Voter Registration, Oct. 6, 1986. Democrat:
19,404; Republican: 9,361; Other Parties: 0; No
Party Affiliation: 2,026; Total: 30,791.

Per Capita Income, 1985 (estimated): $9,633.
State Forests: Wicomico (1,110 acres)

Colleges/Universities: Salisbury State College,
Salisbury; Wor-Wic Tech Community College,

Wicomico County/627

Museums/Historical Societies: Wicomico
Historical Society, Inc., Ward Foundation, City
Hall Gallery and Museum, Salisbury 21801


Circuit Court
P.O. Box 198
Salisbury 21801 Telephone: 548-^822

District Court
P.O. Box 629
Salisbury 21801 Telephone: 543-6600

Court Terms:

Circuit Court—Grand Jury and Petit Jury, second
Monday in February and September.

Orphans' Court Days—Tuesdays

Circuit Court Resident Judges
D. William Simpson, 1988; Alfred T. Truitt,
Jr., 1993.

Circuit Court Clerk
A. James Smith, 1990

District Court Judge
Richard D. Warren, 1997.
Thomas H. White, Administrative Clerk; Wil-
liam R. Wilson, Jr., Clerk.

Orphans' Court Judges
Norma Lee Barkley, Chic/Judge, 1990; Severn
H. Cooper, 1990; June P. Dukes, 1990.

Register of Wills
A. L. Lambertson, 1990

R. Hunter Nelms, 1990


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