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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Brunswick is approximately 5,231 (2007), 5870 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,957 (2000), 2155 (2010).
The amount of land area in Brunswick is 5.357 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Brunswick is 2.11 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.052 sq kilometers.
The distance from Brunswick to Washington DC is 44 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 67 miles. (as the crow flies)
Brunswick is positioned 39.31 degrees north of the equator and 77.62 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Brunswick elevation is 247 feet above sea level.
Brunswick per capita income is $ 20,685 (2000).
Brunswick median income is $ 59,439 (2007).
The Brunswick median home price is $ 252,490 (2007).


in northern Maryland about 16 miles from Frederick and about 50 miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include Rosemont, Burkittsville, Rohrersville and Buckeystown all in Maryland, Lovettsville and Hillsboro both in Virginia and Bolivar and Harpers Ferry, both in West Virginia.
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History & History Related Items

Brunswick began with a land grant to John Hawkins on 10 August 1753. The area of the grant was known as Merry Peep O Day since the sun peeked over the Catoctin Mountain early each morning. The land was deeded to Leonard Smith on 7 November 1780 and he laid out the new town that same year for members of his own family. The town, including two islands in the Potomac River, was sold to John McPherson in 1837.

After Merry Peep O Day the town was also called Buffalo Wallow because thatís what the Buffalo did in the muddy areas there. It was known as Coxson Rest in 1728 along with a trading post run by Abraham Pennington, the first settler. Eels Pot or Eel Town was another name for the area. Eels swam the river in large schools so the Indians built stone walls in the river and made fish traps. Potomac Crossing was also used for a time for obvious reasons. In 1778, a large area was owned by the Earl of Tankersville so the area was called Tankersville for a time. Leonard Smith, who had purchased the land around 1780, named in Berlin at that time, but another town in the area was also named Berlin, so the Post Office assigned the name of Barry in 1832. It was known as Barry until 1890 when the railroad changed the name because of all the railroad workers who lived here from the Brunswick, Germany area.

For more of this type of information, see the history page from the City.
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The incorporation of Brunswick



Brunswick Railroad Museum
40 West Potomac St.
Brunswick, MD 21716
Phone: (301) 834-7100
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Brunswick City Government

City of New Brunswick
1 West Potomac Street
Brunswick, MD 21716
Phone: 301-834-7500

Brunswick Chamber

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

Brunswick Organizations

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

Brunswick Schools

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


The population of Brunswick was:
1900 - 2,471
1910 - 3,721
1920 - 3,905
1930 - 3,671
1940 - 3,856
1950 - 3,752
1960 - 3,555
1970 - 3,566
1980 - 4,572
1990 - 5,117
2000 - 5,230
2004 - 4,894
2007 - 5,231

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 1,865
2000 - 1,957

Median age:
2000 - 35.1 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 46,513
2007 - $ 59,439

Median house value:
2000 - $ 107,400
2007 - $ 252,490

Brunswick is located in the eastern time zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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