Worcester County is the easternmost county within the state of Maryland. Our county seat is the town of Snow Hill. The county was named for Mary Arundel, the wife of Sir John Somerset, a son of Henry Somerset, 1st Marquess of Worcester. She was the sister of Anne Arundel (for whom Anne Arundel County was named), wife of Cecil Calvert, the first Proprietor and Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland.
Worcester County is included in the Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county includes the entire length of the state's ocean coast and borders the Sinepuxent Bay, Assawoman Bay and Assateague Channel and Bay between the sand barrier islands of Assateague Island and Chincoteague Island. It is home to the popular vacation resort area of Ocean City, founded in 1875, as well as wild habitats on the wilderness areas on Assateague Island and in the Pocomoke River and Swamp.
Learn more about us at the links below:
Maryland State Archives - Historical Chronology
Museums of Worcester County
Worcester County Library - A Brief History (PDF)
Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council