Worcester History

About Worcester County

Free Transcribed Records

Tombstone Project - Worcester


Lower Delmarva Family Album: Photos and Postcards

1877 Atlas Worcester Maps

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

1835 Map of the Lower Shore

Other Maps of the Worcester Area

Census Project - Maryland
     1790 Census - Worcester
     1800 Census - Worcester
     1810 Census - Worcester
     1820 Census - Worcester
     1830 Census - Worcester
     1840 Census - Worcester
     1850 Census - Worcester
     1860 Census - Worcester PARTIAL

Area Resources: Libraries, Societies, Museums

Interesting Miscellaneous Research Information

The Storm of 1933

Eastern Shore Genealogy


Share Your Records

They Lived In Somerset

Maryland's Colonial Eastern Shore

Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD

USGenWeb Data File Archives for Worcester
USGenWeb Archives Search

MDGenWeb State Site
USGenWeb National Site

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Somerset, Maryland
Wicomico, Maryland
Sussex, Delaware
Accomack, Virginia

MD Historical Trust MEDUSA Map
Worcester Tract Patent Index, 1649-1969
Local History, Special Collections, and Genealogy
Digital Archives of Worcester County
Delmarva African-American History
African-American History in DE and MD's Eastern Shore
African-American Genealogy in MD
African-American Heritage of the Lower Eastern Shore
MAYIS: MSA Indigenous Records Guide
Worcester County: A Brief History
Historical Chronology of Worcester County
Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites
Furnacetown Museum
Historic Tour of Berlin, MD
Walking Tour of Berlin Historic Homes
Interment.net Worcester Cemeteries
Bob Jones's Worcester Chronicles
Museums of Worcester Co.
Nabb Research Center for DelMarVa History and Culture
Ocean City History
OC Lifesaving Station Museum
Help for Reading Old English Writing
Political Graveyard - Worcester
Julia A. Purnell Museum
Snow Hill Historic District
Beach to Bay Heritage Area
Worcester Co. Official Web Site
Worcester County Tourism
Worcester Virtual Cemeteries

Worcester County, MD USGenWeb Project

Worcester County, Maryland

The history of Worcester County's boundaries is very important to the family researcher. Originally, it was a part of Somerset County, which was founded in 1666 and once stretched from the Chesapeake Bay and the Nanticoke River east to the Atlantic Ocean, and from as far north as the Indian River inlet in present-day Delaware south to Watkins Point, south of Crisfield. Worcester County itself was born on December 10, 1742, when roughly the eastern half of "Old" Somerset was incorporated into a new county. The map at right shows those original boundaries. The colonies of Maryland and Delaware also both claimed the area of southern Sussex County Up until 1760, when the Mason-Dixon survey settled the boundary. Finally in 1867, Wicomico County was created from parts of Somerset and Worcester. Additional maps of the area can be seen on the maps page.

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

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