WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND

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    [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.

    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


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    [photo, City Park, Salisbury, Maryland]

    City Park, Salisbury, Maryland, August 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    websites:
    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 Office: 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/
    Public Works: www.wicomicocounty.org/143/Public-Works
    Purchasing Office: www.wicomicocounty.org/142/Purchasing
    Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Dept.: www.wicomicocounty.org/148/Recreation-Parks
    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: http://services.wicomicocounty.org/statesattorney/

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