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WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND

[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 Indian words "wicko" and "mekee" meaning a place where houses are built, apparently referring to an Indian town on the river banks.

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County Seat: Salisbury, MD 21801
Form of Government: Charter since 1964
Population

1990 Census: 74,339
2000 Census: 84,644

[photo, City Park, Salisbury, Maryland]
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  • City Park, Salisbury, Maryland, August 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

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    websites:
    Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/wicomico.html
    Community College: www.worwic.edu
    County Attorney: www.wicomicocounty.org/council/cnty_attorney.html
    County Council: www.wicomicocounty.org/council/council.html
    County Government: www.wicomicocounty.org/
    District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#wicomico
    Economic Development Dept.: www.swed.org
    Elections Board: www.co.wicomicocounty.org/election
    Emergency Services Dept.: www.wicomicocounty.org/e911/911.html
    Health Dept.: www.wicomicohealth.org
    Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/wic/
    Library: www.wicomicolibrary.org
    Planning & Zoning Dept.: www.wicomicocounty.org/pnz/p&z.htm
    Public Schools: www.wcboe.org
    Public Works: www.wicomicocounty.org/pubwrk/index.html
    Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.wicomicorecandparks.org
    Register of Wills: www.registers.state.md.us/county/wi/html/wicomico.html
    Sheriff: www.wicomicocounty.org/wcso/newwcso.htm
    Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/wicomico.htm

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