Wicomico County, Md.

Welcome to Wicomico County, Md.

Wicomico County, one of "America's 100 Best Communities for Young People," is on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore and is less than a three hour drive from Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Norfolk. Atlantic Ocean resorts and Chesapeake Bay recreational attractions are only 30 miles away. Coming and going is quick and easy since Wicomico County is served by the only FAA-Certified Air Carrier airport on the Delmarva Peninsula.

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Created from neighboring Somerset and Worcester Counties in 1867, "Wicomico" is derived from the American Indian words "wicko" and "mekee" meaning "a place where houses are built." Wicomico's County Seat, Salisbury, dates back to 1732. The area is rich in colonial and post-revolutionary American history.

While Salisbury and environs are recognized as an urban area, agriculture reigns as Wicomico County's main industry in the state’s top agricultural county. Nationally-known Perdue Farms has its headquarters here.

Wicomico has a well-earned reputation as an ideal place to live, work, play and raise children. It is also a destination point for visitors as attested by the traffic at the Welcome Center which is one of the busiest in Maryland.

Please browse around the web site and see why Wicomico County is a special place.

Rick Pollitt, County Executive


Executive Pollitt's FY2011 Operating Budget Proposal

Executive Pollitt's Budget Preview Presentation

Pollitt Announces New Pedestrian Safety Measures at Civic Center

COURSE Sign Up for Free CERT Course

County Snow Removal Workers Praised

Chip Dashiell Assumes Chair of P & Z Commission

Civic Center is Crucial to Our Quality of Life

County Executive's 4th Annual State of the County Address

County Executive Pollitt Appoints Interim Corrections Director

Wicomico Receives State Grant Funding to Assist Buyers of Foreclosed Properties and For Housing Rehab

Pollitt Announces County, State Speaker's Bureau

Wicomico County Pockets Big Savings With Reduced Electric Rate

Youth & Civic Center Task Force Report

County Employee Hotline Up and Running

New Website for Regional Planning Agency

Free County Prescription Drug Program Saves Citizens Money

County Council Audit Committee Seeks Members

Wicomico County Boards

Pollitt Re-Elected to MACo Board

The County Wants You to Volunteer

County/City Named to "Top 100 for Young People" Third Straight Time

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