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The Great Seal of Wicomico County

By John T. Marck


Wicomico County was created from Somerset and Worcester counties in 1867 (Const., 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," referring to an Indian town on the river banks. Wicomico was the twenty-second of Maryland's twenty-three counties to be created.

The seal of Wicomico County has been in effect since August 24, 1965. It is described as circular in shape, bearing the words "Wicomico County" on the outer margin. In the center of the seal is a map of the outline of Wicomico County, with a profile of a Wicomico Indian superimposed over the map. Below the profile of said Indian is the date, 1867, the year Wicomico was founded.








Copyright 1990-2022 by John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying seals, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. Maryland County Seals and Baltimore City Seal and their respective origin histories from: Maryland The Seventh State A History, John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. All Seals courtesy of the respective county, Office of the County Executive and/or the Department of Tourism. Reprinted with permission.

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