Wicomico County, Maryland

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== [http://www.wicomicocounty.org/ County Courthouse ]  ==
 
== [http://www.wicomicocounty.org/ County Courthouse ]  ==
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Government Office Building<br>Route 50 &amp; Division Street<br>Salisbury, MD 21801  
 
Government Office Building<br>Route 50 &amp; Division Street<br>Salisbury, MD 21801  
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Administrative Offices<br>P.O. Box 870<br>Salisbury, MD 21803-0870<br>Phone: 410-548-4696 or 410-548-4697<br>  
 
Administrative Offices<br>P.O. Box 870<br>Salisbury, MD 21803-0870<br>Phone: 410-548-4696 or 410-548-4697<br>  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Wicomico_River.png|thumb|right|400px|The county takes its name from the Wicomico River]]
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*Named for Wicomico River, in turned derived from American Indian words wicko mekee, meaning "a place where houses are built," apparently referring to an Indian town on the banks.
 
*Named for Wicomico River, in turned derived from American Indian words wicko mekee, meaning "a place where houses are built," apparently referring to an Indian town on the banks.
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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Allen Cemetery Barren Creek Springs Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Colbourne Cemetery Dennis Cemetery Dolbey Cemetery Farlows Cemetery
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Allen Cemetery Barren Creek Springs Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Colbourne Cemetery Dennis Cemetery Dolbey Cemetery Farlows Cemetery  
  
 
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Hammond Cemetery Hastings Cemetery Hebron Cemetery Hustons Cemetery Jerusalem Cemetery Melson Cemetery New Hope Cemetery
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Hammond Cemetery Hastings Cemetery Hebron Cemetery Hustons Cemetery Jerusalem Cemetery Melson Cemetery New Hope Cemetery  
  
 
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Nichols Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Palmer Cemetery Parsons Cemetery Pittsville Cemetery Redman Cemetery Saint Johns Cemetery
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Nichols Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Palmer Cemetery Parsons Cemetery Pittsville Cemetery Redman Cemetery Saint Johns Cemetery  
  
 
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Spring Hill Memorial Garden Twilley Cemetery Union Cemetery Wicomico Memorial Park Zion Cemetery
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Spring Hill Memorial Garden Twilley Cemetery Union Cemetery Wicomico Memorial Park Zion Cemetery  
  
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdwicomi/wcp/index.htm?cj=1&sid=rootsweb-redirect-us&o_xid=0002921548&o_lid=0002921548 Wicomico Cemeteries Project]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdwicomi/wcp/index.htm?cj=1&sid=rootsweb-redirect-us&o_xid=0002921548&o_lid=0002921548 Wicomico Cemeteries Project]
  
Published records can be found on ''Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico''. <ref>''Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico'' By John E. Jacob, Jr. Available from the Lower Delmarva Maryland Genealogical Society. LIB 2-4-3 </ref><ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/wcpa/oclc/2891907 WorldCat] </ref>
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Published records can be found on ''Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico''. <ref>''Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico'' By John E. Jacob, Jr. Available from the Lower Delmarva Maryland Genealogical Society. LIB 2-4-3 </ref><ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/wcpa/oclc/2891907 WorldCat] </ref>  
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
Federal Census reports available 1870-1930 including slave and veterans schedules.<br>
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Federal Census reports available 1870-1930 including slave and veterans schedules.<br>  
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ldgs/ Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society] <br>  Wicomico County Library <br>16-1 North Division Street <br> Salisbury MD 21801 <br>Phone 410-742-3501 or 410-546-0314
 
  
*[http://skipjack.net/le_shore/whs/  Wicomico Historical Society] <br> Marion Phillips <br>PO Box 573 Pemberton Drive <br> Salisbury MD 21803-0573 <br> Phone 410-860-0447 <br>Fax: 410-860-1441 <br>Email: history@shore.intercom.net
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ldgs/ Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society] <br> Wicomico County Library <br>16-1 North Division Street <br> Salisbury MD 21801 <br>Phone 410-742-3501 or 410-546-0314
  
For more information concerning the Societies and Libraries in Maryland see the [[Maryland Societies|Maryland Societies]] page.
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*[http://skipjack.net/le_shore/whs/ Wicomico Historical Society] <br> Marion Phillips <br>PO Box 573 Pemberton Drive <br> Salisbury MD 21803-0573 <br> Phone 410-860-0447 <br>Fax: 410-860-1441 <br>Email: history@shore.intercom.net
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For more information concerning the Societies and Libraries in Maryland see the [[Maryland Societies|Maryland Societies]] page.  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=189853&subject_disp=Maryland%2C+Wicomico&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Wicomico County.
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=189853&subject_disp=Maryland%2C+Wicomico&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Wicomico County.  
 
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/wicomico/ The Wicomico County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.mdgenweb.org/wicomico/ The Wicomico County MDGenWeb Project], a member of [[MDGenWeb|The MDGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/wicomico/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Wicomico County.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/md/wicomico/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Wicomico County.  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/md/wicomico/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Wicomico County. (Backup site)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.org/md/wicomico/ The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Wicomico County. (Backup site)
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Revision as of 05:26, 28 August 2010

United States > Maryland > Wicomico County
MD Wicomico map.png

Contents

County Courthouse

Government Office Building
Route 50 & Division Street
Salisbury, MD 21801

Administrative Offices
P.O. Box 870
Salisbury, MD 21803-0870
Phone: 410-548-4696 or 410-548-4697

History

Wicomico River.png
  • Named for Wicomico River, in turned derived from American Indian words wicko mekee, meaning "a place where houses are built," apparently referring to an Indian town on the banks.

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities
Towns
Communities

Neighboring Counties

Dorchester | Somerset | Worcester | Sussex County, Delaware

Resources

Cemeteries

Allen Cemetery Barren Creek Springs Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Colbourne Cemetery Dennis Cemetery Dolbey Cemetery Farlows Cemetery

Hammond Cemetery Hastings Cemetery Hebron Cemetery Hustons Cemetery Jerusalem Cemetery Melson Cemetery New Hope Cemetery

Nichols Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Palmer Cemetery Parsons Cemetery Pittsville Cemetery Redman Cemetery Saint Johns Cemetery

Spring Hill Memorial Garden Twilley Cemetery Union Cemetery Wicomico Memorial Park Zion Cemetery

Cemetery transcriptions can be found on:

Published records can be found on Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico. [1][2]

Census

Federal Census reports available 1870-1930 including slave and veterans schedules.

Church

Maryland State Archives' Guide to Maryland Religious Institutions identifies all churches known to have existed in Wicomico County, Maryland. It covers all denominations and includes record descriptions. The following records, taken from its collection, have been digitized and made available to view for free online:

Court

Family Histories

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

  • Barnes, Robert W., F. Edward Wright, Vernon L. Skinner and Henry C. Peden. Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 23 vols. Westminster, Md.: Family Line, 1996-2003; Lewes, De.: Delmarva Roots and Colonial Roots, 2007. FHL US/CAN Book 975.21 D2b v. 1 ff. [Wicomico families appear in Vols. 8-10, 12, 15, 17-18, 20, and 22.]

Bibliography

Gazetteers

Land

Through a Joint eGovernment Service of the Maryland Judiciary and the Maryland State Archives, free images and indexes of the complete series of Wicomico County Deed Books (1867-present) have been uploaded to their website: MDLandRec.Net: A Digital Image Retrieval System for Land Records in Maryland. (Requires free registration.)

Local Histories

  • Cooper, Richard W. Profile of a Colonial Community: Salisbury Town and Wicomico County on Maryland's Eastern Shore; A Study of the Land and the People. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1986. FHL US/CAN Book 975.225 H2c.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Death

Other Wicomico County death resources include:

Societies and Libraries

  • Wicomico Historical Society
    Marion Phillips
    PO Box 573 Pemberton Drive
    Salisbury MD 21803-0573
    Phone 410-860-0447
    Fax: 410-860-1441
    Email: history@shore.intercom.net

For more information concerning the Societies and Libraries in Maryland see the Maryland Societies page.

Web Sites

References

  1. Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico By John E. Jacob, Jr. Available from the Lower Delmarva Maryland Genealogical Society. LIB 2-4-3
  2. WorldCat