EXTENSION AND SOIL CONSERVATION
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,
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,
Museums/Historical Societies: Wicomico
Historical Society, Inc., Ward Foundation, City
Hall Gallery and Museum, Salisbury 21801
P.O. Box 198
Salisbury 21801 Telephone: 548-^822
P.O. Box 629
Salisbury 21801 Telephone: 543-6600
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,
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