New Residents Guide to County Government

Welcome to Wicomico County!
Wicomico County is one of "America's 100 Best Communities for Young People," for the many programs and activities available to nurture our youth. We are located on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore -- 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.

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 the county's main industry and Wicomico, the state's top agricultural county. Nationally-known Perdue Farms has its headquarters here. Whether you're a 'come here' or a 'from here' we know that you'll fall in love with this land of pleasant living and become a 'stay 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.

County Department Locations & Directions

  • Newland Park Landfill
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Roads and Public Works
  • Sheriff's Office
  • Tourism                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 Click here for a list of utility service companies and providers for the area.
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