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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Burkittsville is approximately 186 (2007), 151 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 76 (2000), 69 (2010).
The amount of land area in Burkittsville is 1.065 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Burkittsville is 0.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Burkittsville to Washington DC is 48 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 70 miles. (as the crow flies)
Burkittsville is positioned 39.39 degrees north of the equator and 77.62 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Burkittsville elevation is 587 feet above sea level.
Burkittsville per capita income is $ 24,919 (2000).
Burkittsville median income is $ 64,295 (2007).
The Burkittsville median home price is $ 385,318 (2007).


in northern Maryland in the general Washington, D.C. area. Other nearby communities include Frederick, Rohrersville, Rosemont, Brunswick, Middletown, Boonsboro and Keedysville.
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History & History Related Items

Burkittsville began as Harley’s Post Office in 1824 after one of two property owners, Major Joshua Harley. After Harley died in 1828, Henry Burkitt, the other property owner, renamed it Burkittsville. The town gradually added stores, a school, a tannery and other buildings.

During the Civil War, on 13 September 1862, there was a skirmish named the Battle of Crampton’s Gap. It is widely believed to have been the trigger to the Battle of Antietam which led, ultimately, to the Emancipation Declaration, a change in the war’s focus and the end of the conflict. Some of the buildings standing today, such as the Reformed and Lutheran churches and schoolhouse were hospitals for wounded on both sides of the war.

Here is a history page for Burkittsville. Also, try this history page for the town.
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The incorporation of Burkittsville



Pictures of Burkittsville.

Gathland State Park
This park contains the War Correspondents Arch which was built in 1896 and is 50 feet high and 40 feet wide.

Appalachian Trail National Scenic Trail
This trail is 2,167 miles long from Maine to Georgia. It opened completely in 1937. The trail may be accessed from Gathland State Park which is about a mile from Burkittsville.

Read about Spook Hill in Burkittsville.
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Burkittsville City Government

Town of Burkittsville
500 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 485
Burkittsville, MD 21718
Phone: 301-834-6780

US Post Office
8 E Main St
Burkittsville, MD 21718
Phone: 301-834-9592

Burkittsville Historical Events

The Blair Witch Project
In 1999, the Blair Witch Project film was released. Burkittsville was the setting for the film even though most of the movie was filmed elsewhere. The legend and the location were completely fictional but that didn't stop fans from coming to see the town for themselves. People were found wandering the local woods looking for the places where the story happened. Nevertheless, the film did bring the town some notoriety.

Check this ghost story for Burkittsville.

Burkittsville Chamber

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

Burkittsville Organizations

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

Burkittsville Schools

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


The population of Burkittsville was:
1990 - 194
2000 - 171
2007 - 186

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 74
2000 - 76

Median age:
2000 - 39.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 50,313
2007 - $ 64,295

Median house value:
2000 - $ 163,900
2007 - $ 385,318

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

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