As Mayor of Pocomoke City I would like to bid you a warm welcome
to The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore!
are a family oriented city of just under 5000 people located on
the coast of Maryland on the Del-Mar-Va Peninsula. Our city rests
against one of our greatest attributes, the banks of the Pocomoke
River which is one of the top scenic rivers in America. Our town
was founded in the early 1700’s and was incorporated in
is proud of the fact that we are a sub-center for commerce on
the lower shore as we are home to a growing industrial park with
great diversity currently playing host to defense contractors,
aerospace engineering and plastics fabrication. We are also strategically
located very near The Wallops Island Flight Facility in Wallops
are an ideal community in which to raise a family. Children can
easily walk or ride their bikes from one of our many neighborhoods
to our award winning Blue Ribbon Schools, boasting numerous state
championship sports and fabulous after-school programs. In 2009
we were recognized for the second time as one of only 15 finalists
in the nation-wide All-America Cities competition, a distinction
that is another source of great pride for our city.
and enjoy one of our many scenic attractions that make up our
downtown area and are putting us well on our way to becoming the
crown jewel of the shore for regional history. Take a stroll along
our ½ mile River Boardwalk, explore our Nature Trail which
begins in Cypress Park, a park complete with pavilions, restrooms,
a children’s playground and a new outdoor amphitheater.
Take a river tour aboard The Bay Queen after visiting our Farmers
Market that is open on Friday and Saturday mornings. A source
of great excitement for us is the opening of our new riverfront
restaurant, a boat accessible dining facility in the middle of
our downtown area. As you take in the many historic homes that
line our city streets you will no doubt pass our State of the
Art Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Company and our Community Center.
Construction was completed in 2010 and it has already played host
to many of the events and fundraisers that take place annually
in a movie or a show at The Historic MarVa Theater, capture the
very essence of our history with a tour of The Delmarva Discovery
Center and learn about what makes Pocomoke City and the surrounding
areas so very special. Visit one of our two museums rich in local
flavor, The Sturgis One Room Schoolhouse and The Coston House.
Be sure to see our fairgrounds, home to our annual Great Pocomoke
Fair and numerous tractor pulls. No day would be complete without
a round of golf at Winter Quarters Municipal Golf Course, our
riverside nine-hole golf facility. We also have many area restaurants
that are just waiting to serve you dinner. Whatever brings you
to Pocomoke City, Maryland, we hope you enjoy your time here and
find your own reason for calling Pocomoke City “a great
place to visit and a wonderful place to live.
A. Morrison, Mayor