[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 Native American 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; 2020 census: 103,588


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[photo, Wicomico County Courthouse, 101 North Division St., Salisbury, Maryland]

Wicomico County Courthouse, 101 North Division St., Salisbury, Maryland, June 2018. 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 Dept.: 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/

[photo, City Park, Salisbury, Maryland] Public Works: www.wicomicocounty.org/143/Public-Works
Purchasing Office: www.wicomicocounty.org/142/Purchasing
Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Dept.: www.wicomicorecandparks.org/
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: www.wicomicocounty.org/646/States-Attorney-Office
Tourism: www.wicomicotourism.org/

City Park, Salisbury (Wicomico County), Maryland, August 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

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