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Salisbury is the county seat of Wicomico County, Maryland.
The population was 23,743 at the 2000 census.
It is the principal city of and is included in the Salisbury, Maryland Metropolitan Statistical Area,
which is included in the Salisbury-Ocean Pines, Maryland Combined Statistical Area.
The city is the commercial hub of the Delmarva Peninsula and is sometimes called "the Crossroads of Delmarva".
Salisbury's location at the head of Wicomico River was a major factor in growth.
At first it was a small colonial outpost of Lord Baltimore's.
The river was the only navigable waterway leading out to the Chesapeake Bay for early settlers.
It was a virtual wilderness harking back to a Stone Age culture that was awaiting them, with simple trails
made by the Native Americans for their simple needs.
In 1732, Salisbury became an official port; growing to be second only to Baltimore as the
most active seaport in Maryland.
Salisbury is located near several large to major cities: Baltimore (106 miles / 171 km);
Washington, DC (119 miles / 192 km), Philadelphia (128 miles / 206 km), Norfolk (132 miles / 212 km),
Dover (50 miles / 80 km), and Wilmington (96 miles / 154 km).
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