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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Emmitsburg is approximately 2,366 (2007), 2814 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 862 (2000), 997 (2010).
The amount of land area in Emmitsburg is 3.073 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Emmitsburg is 1.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Emmitsburg to Washington DC is 57 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 68 miles. (as the crow flies)
Emmitsburg is positioned 39.70 degrees north of the equator and 77.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Emmitsburg elevation is 436 feet above sea level.
Emmitsburg per capita income is $ 16,216 (2000).
Emmitsburg median income is $ 49,468 (2007).
The Emmitsburg median home price is $ 246,143 (2007).


in northern Maryland about 20 miles from Frederick and about 56 miles from Baltimore. Other nearby communities include Thurmont, Creagerstown and Taneytown all in Maryland and Carroll Valley, Fairfield Orrtanna and Gettysburg all in Pennsylvania.
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History & History Related Items

Emmitsburg was founded on 5 March 1785 by Samuel Emmit. Samuel deeded the lots to his son, William, for the purpose of founding a town. William then sold lots and began to build up the new town. The area where the town would be built had often been referred to as Poplar Field because of all the Poplar trees that grew on the property.

During the Civil War, the town was burned about half way on 23 June 1863. Some say a Union supporter started the fire to keep the Confederate army from the supplies in town. Though disastrous, the fire did keep the battle away from Emmitsburg. Instead, it took place in Gettysbury nearby.

Try this history page for Emmitsburg. This is an interesting history page particularly about the naming of the town.
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The settling of Emmitsburg


The founding of Emmitsburg


The incorporation of Emmitsburg



Learn more about Emmitsburg at this informative site.

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
P.O. Drawer 498
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Phone: 301-447-1365

Grotto of Lourdes
on the Mount St. Mary's Campus is a replica of the French shrine built around 1875. Before the shrine, itself, was built the grotto area was used as a place of prayer since 1805.
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Emmitsburg City Government

Town of Emmitsburg
300A s. Seton Ave
Emmitsburg, MD
Phone: 301-600-6300

Emmitsburg Chamber

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

Emmitsburg Organizations

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

Emmitsburg Schools

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

Mount St. Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Phone: 301-447-6122 Emmitsburg


The population of Emmitsburg was:
1990 - 1,688
2000 - 2,290
2007 - 2,366

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 681
2000 - 862

Median age:
2000 - 37.3 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 38,710
2007 - $ 49,468

Median house value:
2000 - $ 104,700
2007 -$ 246,143

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

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