Free Transcribed Records

Paul J. Willing Cemeteries Project: Gravestone Transcriptions


Letters and Written Artifacts

1877 Atlas Wicomico Maps

John C. Lyon's Old Somerset Hundreds and Land Grant Maps

1835 Map of the Lower Shore

Other Maps of the Wicomico Area

Lower Delmarva Family Album: Photos and Postcards

Wicomico Census Images

Stepney Parish Records, 1703-1890

Wicomico History Stories

Interesting Miscellaneous Research Information

Area Resources: Libraries, Societies, Museums

Eastern Shore Genealogy

Share Your Records

Store Accounts of John Nelms of Salisbury, 1758 - 1787

They Lived In Somerset

Maryland's Colonial Eastern Shore

Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD

USGenWeb Data File Archives for Wicomico
USGenWeb Archives Search

MDGenWeb State Site
USGenWeb National Site

The USGenWeb Project


Somerset, Maryland
Worcester, Maryland
Dorchester, Maryland
Sussex, Delaware
Accomack, Virginia

MD Historical Trust MEDUSA Map
Wicomico Tract Patent Index, 1663 - 1977
Wicomico Wills Liber WB#1 Dec 1867 - Dec 1869
1920 Census Images for Wicomico
The Wright Ancestry of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico Counties, Maryland
Delmarva African-American History
African-American Genealogy in MD
African-American Heritage of the Lower Eastern Shore
African-American History in DE and MD's Eastern Shore
Remembering Companions - African-Americans in Wetipquin
MAYIS: MSA Indigenous Records Guide
American Origins - Delmarva Digital Archive
Archives of Maryland Online
Cindy's Genealogy
Coalition to Protect MD Burial Sites
Family History Library Holdings for Wicomico
1852 Gazetteer of Maryland
1904 Gazetteer of Maryland
Shari Handley's Eastern Shore Genealogy Project
Interment.net Wicomico Cemeteries
Invisible Indians of Delmarva
Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society
Beach to Bay Heritage Area
Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage
Methodist Church Records
Mid-Atlantic Archives
Nabb Research Center for DelMarVa History and Culture
National Register Properties in Wicomico
Ocean City Lifesaving Museum
How to Read Old Handwriting
Pemberton Park
Political Graveyard - Wicomico Co.
Sharptown History
Wicomico County Visitor's Guide
Wicomico Historical Newspaper Abstracts

The Beathard Family
Fassitt Information
Dave Fletcher's Site
Hearne History Home
Grandfather's Clock
Hitch Genealogy
Dave Insley's Genealogy, Masonic, and Cemeteries Info
Outten Genealogy
The Pusey Family
Al Wootten's Site

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Wicomico County, Maryland USGenWeb Project Dedication
Wicomico County, MD USGenWeb Project

[ Wicomico County, Maryland ] Wicomico County, whose name comes from Native American words meaning "place where houses are built", is shown bordered in yellow on the circa-1840 map at right. Wicomico was part of "Old Somerset", which once encompassed the entire lower Eastern Shore area of Maryland and was settled as early as the 1660s. The original boundaries of Somerset County, shown in green, were split in 1742, when Worcester County was formed, and again in 1867 with the formation of Wicomico County from parts of Somerset and Worcester. By 1750, the dispute over the southern boundary of Delaware was finally over, and Lord Baltimore lost the Sussex County area to William Penn. Another close neighbor is Dorchester County, Maryland.

Today, Wicomico County is an area of contrasts. The bustling big city atmosphere of the county seat, Salisbury, stands in sharp relief to tranquil, sleepy farming areas like Tyaskin, quiet country villages such as Powellville, quaint fishing towns like Nanticoke, and seemingly untouched, "lost in time" villages such as Whitehaven, where you can still ride a ferry that has been in operation for over 330 years across the Wicomico River.

[ Hey! Look! ]We have the 1877 Lake Griffing & Stevenson Atlas maps for Wicomico online at the 1877 Atlas page. Enjoy!

Check out these neat rectified maps from the 1877 Atlas, overlaid on a modern map with a slider to toggle between them. Very handy!
First a map of the whole Lower Shore - Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester

Then, the individual election district maps in Wicomico County:
Barren Creek District No. 1
Quantico District No. 2
Tyaskin District No. 3
Pittsburg District No. 4

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