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.

Population (1990 Census): 74,339
Form of Government: Charter since 1964
County Seat: Salisbury, MD 21801


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Organizational Chart

U.S. Government Agencies


LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

COUNTY COUNCIL

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Philip L. Tilghman (D), At Large, President, 1998
Henry S. Parker (D), At Large, Vice-President, 1998
Edward T. Taylor (D), District 1, 1998
John B. Long II (D), District 2, 1998
L. Russell Molnar (R), District 3, 1998
Victor H. Laws (D), District 4, 1998
Kenneth T. Matthews (D), District 5, 1998

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.

P. O. Box 870
Government Office Building
125 North Division St.
Salisbury, MD 21803 - 0870
(410) 548-4801
fax: (410) 548-4803
World Wide Web:
http://www.co.wicomico.md.us/council/


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

COUNTY COUNCIL

Elected by Voters to 4-year term:
Philip L. Tilghman (D), At Large, President, 1998
(410) 548-4801

Community Services
Education
Elections
Health
Law Offices
Liquor Licensing
Planning
Public Safety


COMMUNITY SERVICES

EDUCATION

ELECTIONS

HEALTH

LAW OFFICES

LIQUOR LICENSING

PLANNING

PUBLIC SAFETY


JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year terms (3 Judges):
D. William Simpson, County Administrative Judge & Chief Judge, 2003

Sally D. Adkins, Associate Judge, 1998
Richard D. Warren, Associate Judge, 2005

P. O. Box 806
Courthouse
North Division St. & Main St.
Salisbury, MD 21803 - 0806
(410) 548-4822

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year terms (2 Judges):
R. Scott Davis, Associate Judge, 1999
Lloyd O. Whitehead, Associate Judge, 2000

P. O. Box 629
District Court/Multi-Service Center
201 Baptist St.
Salisbury, MD 21801 - 4971
(410) 543-6600

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Norma Lee Barkley (D), Chief Judge (designated by Governor), 1998
Melissa Pollitt Bright (D), Judge, 1998
June Dukes Owens (D), Judge, 1998

P. O. Box 787
Courthouse
North Division St. & Main St.
Salisbury, MD 21803 - 0787
(410) 543-6635

Maryland Counties


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 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

July 10, 1998   
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