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NEIGHBORING COUNTIES:

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


OUTSIDE LINKS:

African-American History in DE and MD's Eastern Shore
DelmarvaObits.com
DelmarvaSettlers.org
Family Tree Bookshop
Furnacetown Museum
GenForum - Worcester Co.
Golden Lyon Genealogy
Historic Tour of Berlin, MD
Interment.net Worcester Cemeteries
Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society
Maryland Genealogical Society
Maryland Historical Society
Mattapony
Mid-Atlantic Archives
Museums of Worcester Co.
Nabb Research Center for DelMarVa History and Culture
Ocean City History
Ocean City's Perfect Storm (1933)
OC Lifesaving Station Museum Genealogy
Old English Writing
Political Graveyard - Worcester
Julia A. Purnell Museum
Snow Hill History
Worcester Cemeteries
Worcester County Heritage Attractions
Worcester Co. Official Web Site
Worcester County Online
Worcester County Travel Information
Worcester Virtual Cemeteries






Worcester County, MD USGenWeb Project

Worcester County, MarylandThe history of Worcester County's boundaries is very important to a family researcher. Originally, it was a part of Somerset County, founded in 1666. Worcester County itself was born on December 10, 1742, when the eastern section of Somerset was incorporated into a new county. The map at right shows these original boundaries. Up until 1760, the colonies of Maryland and Delaware also both claimed the area of southern Worcester County. 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.




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