[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

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

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    Community College: www.worwic.cc.md.us
    County Attorney: www.co.wicomico.md.us/attorney
    County Council: www.co.wicomico.md.us/council
    County Government: www.co.wicomico.md.us
    Economic Development Dept.: www.swed.org
    Elections Board: www.co.wicomico.md.us/Election
    Emergency Services Dept.: www.co.wicomico.md.us/emergserv
    Health Dept.: www.wicomicohealth.org
    Job Service: www.careernet.state.md.us/county/wicomico.htm
    Library: www.co.wicomico.md.us/library
    Planning & Zoning Dept.: www.co.wicomico.md.us/planning
    Public Schools: www.wcboe.org
    Public Works: www.co.wicomico.md.us/publicworks
    Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.wicomicorecandparks.org
    Sheriff: http://www.co.wicomico.md.us/sheriff
    Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/wicomico.htm

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     Maryland Manual On-Line, 2002

    November 5, 2002   
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