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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).

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Braddock Heights 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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Braddock Heights history:

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.

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