Place:Wicomico, Maryland, United States

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Wicomico County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Maryland. The county's name is pronounced wy-KAHM-ih-koh. It was named for the Wicomico River, which in turn derives from Algonquian language words wicko mekee, meaning "a place where houses are built," apparently referring to an Indian town on the banks. The county seat is Salisbury. As of the 2010 census, the population was 98,733. It is included in the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The newspaper of record is The Daily Times.

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History

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Wicomico County was created from Somerset and Worcester counties in 1867.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1867 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 15,802
1880 18,016
1890 19,930
1900 22,852
1910 26,815
1920 28,165
1930 31,229
1940 34,530
1950 39,641
1960 49,050
1970 54,236
1980 64,540
1990 74,339

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Wicomico County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.wicomicocounty.org


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