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.

Population (1990 Census): 74,339
Form of Government: Charter since 1964
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County Seat: Salisbury, MD 21801


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Community College: www.worwic.cc.md.us
County Council: www.co.wicomico.md.us/council/
County Government: www.co.wicomico.md.us/
Economic Development Dept.: www.swed.org/
Education, Board of: www.co.wicomico.md.us/board_of_ed/
Elections Board: www.co.wicomico.md.us/Election/
Health Dept.: www.co.wicomico.md.us/health/
Library: www.co.wicomico.md.us/library/index.html
Planning & Zoning Dept.: www.co.wicomico.md.us/planning/
Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.wicomicorecandparks.org/
Salisbury Job Service: www.careernet.state.md.us/county/wicomico.htm
Sheriff: http://www.co.wicomico.md.us/sheriff/
Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/wicomico.htm

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