Wicomico comes from the local Native American words "wicko mekee" meaning place where houses are built. Even today this definition rings true. The people that have made the Wicomico River their home and their place of business have a deep connection with the river that is not easily explained. Take some time to meet the people of the Wicomico, explore the river’s rich history, and immerse yourself in small town life along its banks.
A map of the Wicomico river in 1877 shows a significant difference to the maps of the river today.
We constructed the map below to give you a sense of the communities that are found along the Wicomico River. The map is interactive so please click on the houses to read about that community or zoom in for a bird's eye view of the town.