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Braddock Heights
Frederick County, Maryland

ZipCodes
21714




Page Contents for Braddock Heights, Maryland

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Braddock Heights is approximately 5,290 2007, 2608 2010.
The approximate number of families is 1,733 2000, 1038 2010.
The amount of land area in Braddock Heights is 19.698 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Braddock Heights is 7.38 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.017 sq kilometers.
The distance from Braddock Heights to Washington DC is 44 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 64 miles. (as the crow flies)
Braddock Heights is positioned 39.41 degrees north of the equator and 77.50 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Braddock Heights elevation is 900 feet above sea level.
Braddock Heights median income is $ 91,922 2007.
The Braddock Heights median home price is $ 425,048 2007.

Location

in northern Maryland about six miles from Frederick and about 49 miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include Middletown, Ballenger Creek, Clover Hill, Myersville, Buckeystown and Burkittsville.
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History & History Related Items

This community was named for British General Edward Braddock. He and, then, Lt. Colonel George Washington used the pass near Braddock Springs during the French and Indian War on 29 April 1755. During the Civil War the area was known as Fairview Pass and again it was used by the military.

Oliver Wendall Holmes wrote the virtues of the area in his journal of 1862. That entry is what inspired poet John Greenleaf Whittier to pen his famous civil war poem, Barbara Fritchie.

Located atop Braddock MOuntain, the community was founded in 1896 by George William Smith to be a summer resort with hotels, pools, an amusement park and more. The resort attracted many visitors and residents including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ethel Kennedy and the then Senator Richard Nixon.

After World War II the focus of the community began to change from a resort to a community with permanent residents including enough artisans to consider it a magnet area for the arts.

Here is a < a href="http://www.braddockheights.org/aboutHistory.html">history page for the community.
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Braddock Heights Historical Events

1998, August 18
Braddock Heights was once home to the oldest roller rink in the United States, the Stargaze Skateway. It burned to the ground as the result of arson on August 18, 1998

Braddock Heights Chamber

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
8420-B Gas House Pike
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301 662.4164

Braddock Heights Organizations

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
8420-B Gas House Pike
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301 662.4164

Braddock Heights Schools

Frederick County Public Schools
115 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-644-5000 Braddock Heights

Miscellany

The population of Braddock Heights was:
1990 - 4,778
2000 - 4,627
2007 - 5,290

Number of housing units:
1990 - 1,635
2000 - 1,733


Median age:
2000 - 41.2 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 71,932
2007 - $ 91,922

Median house value:
2000 - $ 180,800
2007 - $ 425,048

Braddock Heights is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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