Wicomico County MDGenWeb


Medusa is the Maryland Historical Trust's online database of architectural and archaeological sites and standing structures. The Maryland Historical Trust is the official repository for the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties (MIHP), which includes both architectural resources and archaeological sites. This program provides a map- and text-search based interface for Medusa. Begin by zooming to your area of interest (if you are doing a map search) or open the Text Search tab if you prefer to do a text-based search. Use the Layers tab to select which layers you wish to view. Click on the Base Map Gallery if you wish to change the background map.
Lake, Griffing, & Stevenson 1877 Atlas Maps - Wicomico County
This is a series of maps compiled, drawn, and published from actual surveys. The 1877 atlas of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties, Maryland, was created by Lake, Griffing, and Stevenson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The atlas provides a close examination of each election district in the lower shore counties, identifying individual landowners and African American schools and churches. Also included are statistics about the counties, as well as lists of patrons that serve as business directories. This link will take you to the Wicomico County maps, from which you can also navigate to Somerset and Worcester.
John C. Lyon's Old Somerset Hundreds and Land Grant Maps
This series of maps has been created by John C. Lyon and is a product of his exhaustive research. One series shows the evolution of the hundreds in Old Somerset, and the other shows the explosion of land grants over time. A must see!
Interactive Map of Cemeteries in Wicomico County
This map provides the approximate locations of known cemeteries in Wicomico County. Many of the sites included in this map contain information regarding who is buried in these locations.
1900 U.S. Geological Survey Wicomico Topographic Maps
Nanticoke Quadrangle
Pittsville Quadrangle
Salisbury Quadrangle
Martenet's Atlas of Maryland, 1865 - Somerset and Worcester
Wicomico had not yet been created, so the area that is now Wicomico can be viewed on the Somerset and Worcester maps. Click on the map image to bring up a larger, zoomed-in view of the area you clicked.
Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Counties, 1794
This is a portion of a map entitled Map of Maryland showing principal buildings, roads, cities and towns, created or existing prior to 1794 : a few residences are of a later date compiled and drawn by H. Brooks Price, Architect.
Experimental survey for the Eastern Shore Rail Road, 1853
This scan shows landowners and geographic features of the land surrounding the railroad corridor. A neat map.
Lower Eastern Shore, 1794
A portion of a "Map of the State of Maryland laid down from an actual survey of all the principal waters, public roads, and divisions of the counties therein; describing the situation of the cities, towns, villages, houses of worship and other public buildings, furnaces, forges, mills, and other remarkable places; and of the Federal Territory; as also a sketch of the State of Delaware shewing the probable connexion of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays." A really cool map.
Eastern Shore Parishes
Scanned from "The First Parishes of the Province of Maryland", published by Norman, Remington Co, Baltimore, 1923, this map shows churches still in use, original churches, an indication of counties as of 1923, counties as of 1695, and also parish names. Many thanks to Craig O'Donnell for providing this map image.
Lower Shore Area, 1840
This is a map of the Old Somerset area, showing the pre-Wicomico borders, archaic place names, and waterways. The main image, more finely detailed with high resolution, is a massive file, so the main link is to a smaller, lower-resolution image (provided by Craig O'Donnell - thanks, Craig!). See the better, crisper image here.
Ellis Bay WMA
This map shows the Ellis Bay Wildlife Management Area in southwestern Wicomico, along with the surrounding area.
Nanticoke River WMA
This map shows the Nanticoke River Wildlife Management Area in western Wicomico, along with the surrounding area.
Wetipquin WMA
This map shows the Wetipquin Wildlife Management Area in western Wicomico, along with the surrounding area.
Johnson WMA
This map shows the Johnson Wildlife Management Area in southern Wicomico, along with the surrounding area.
Wicomico County
This color map shows the boundaries of present-day Wicomico County and the locations of several of her principal towns.
Old Somerset
This map shows the boundaries of 17th-century Somerset County, along with the names and boundaries of its daughter counties and their creation dates.
Somerset's Hundreds
This is a very handy map, from Wilmer O. Lankford's book "They Lived In Somerset: 17th Century Marylanders", showing the "Hundreds" of old Somerset County. Historically the term Hundred began in medieval times when Britain divided land into what was known as Hundreds, each of which would produce 100 fighting men in time of war. In the 17th century, Somerset County land was divided into "Hundreds" for administrative purposes and geographical subdivisions.
Wicomico 2010 Census Districts
This map shows present-day census districts.

Other sites which have maps of areas surrounding Wicomico County are:

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MDGenWeb Assistant State Coordinator:
Norma Hass

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