Worcester County
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Worcester County is the easternmost Maryland county and the only one bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The economy of the county depends largely on agriculture (37% of its 111,835 acres) and a large part of that is devoted to the poultry industry.

Worcester is one of the youngest counties in the State but it does have quite a few historical locations within its boundaries, one of which is Nassawango Iron Furnace located near Snow Hill.

The Pocomoke River winds its way through the county is is bordered by Bald Cypress Swamps, the northernmost cypress swamp along the Atlantic Coast is also in Worcester County.

Worcester County got its name from the Earl of Worcester. It is the location of Ocean City, Maryland's only resort town on the Atlantic Ocean. The county seat is Snow Hill.

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Below is some interesting census information about Worcester County. Look at the way the county population has changed over the years!

Population Information for Worcester County
Population % of MD Population
1790 Census 11,640 3.6%
1890 Census 19,747 1.9%
1990 Census 35,028 .7%
2000 Census 46,543 .9%

© Copyright October 16, 1997, Office of the Secretary of State.
Last Modified October 04, 2002 .