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Clear Spring
Washington County, Maryland


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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Clear Spring is approximately 467 (2007), 358 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 210 (2000), 157 (2010).
The amount of land area in Clear Spring is 0.278 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Clear Spring is 0.11 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Clear Spring to Washington DC is 73 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 93 miles. (as the crow flies)
Clear Spring is positioned 39.65 degrees north of the equator and 77.93 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Clear Spring elevation is 580 feet above sea level.
Clear Spring per capita income is $ 17,774 (2000).
Clear Spring median income is $ 47,147 (2007).
The Clear Spring median home price is $ 187,417 (2007).


in northwestern Maryland about 38 miles from Frederick and about 81 miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include Wilson-Conococheague, Williamsport, Halfway, Maugansville and District 3, Hagerstown all in Maryland, Hedgesville and Martinsburg both in West Virginia and Mercersburg in Pennsylvania.
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History & History Related Items

1821 marked the founding of the town of Clear spring by Martin Myers. He liked the natural beauty of the area and particularly the nearby spring which he thought would bring growth and prosperity to a town there. The town was initially known as Myersville, but later changed to Clear Spring. When the railroad bypassed the town in the 1850's, there was a major decline as all the wagon traffic disappeared. Once the automobile was invented, traffic once again took advantage of the scenic road. In the 1960's, Interstate 70 also bypassed Clear spring reducing the traffic and people coming through. There are few businesses but families remain to carry on the small town feel to Clear Spring.

Try this history page for the town.
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Clear Spring is about three blocks long; most of the businesses are gone; and developers have purchased many of the beautiful farms that surround the town. But Clear Spring still cherishes its beautiful location and its generations of families and friends that care about each another and the functioning of their small-town government. Volunteerism, churches, service organizations, and clubs play dominant roles in the life of the town. Its tradition of offering warm hospitality to travelers survives—and that welcome extends to anyone who has a hankering to pull up stakes permanently and find friendly neighbors in the coziness of a small town by the mountains.
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Clear Spring Chamber

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce
28 West Washington Street, Suite 200
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Phone: 301-739-2015

Clear Spring Organizations

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce
28 West Washington Street, Suite 200
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Phone: 301-739-2015

Clear Spring Libraries

Washington County Free Library system.

Clear Spring Schools

Washington County Public Schools
820 Commonwealth Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21741
Phone: 301-766-2800
Clear Spring High School
12630 Broadfording Road
Clear spring, MD 21722
Phone: 301-766-8082 Clear Spring


The population of Clear Spring was:
1990 - 415
2000 - 455
2007 - 467

Number of Housing units:
1990 - 184
2000 - 210

Median age:
2000 - 33 years

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 38,056
2007 - $ 47,147

Median house value:
2000 - $ 87,900
2007 - $ 187,417

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

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