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Gaithersburg
Montgomery County, Maryland

ZipCodes
20877, 20878, 20879, 20882, 20884, 20885, 20898, 20899

Motto
"GAITHERSBURG HAS IT ALL"
One of the "50 Fabulous Places to Raise a Family"



Page Contents for Gaithersburg, Maryland

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Gaithersburg is approximately 57,670 2007, 59933 2010.
The approximate number of families is 20,674 1990, 22000 2010.
The amount of land area in Gaithersburg is 23.636 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Gaithersburg is 10 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.202 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gaithersburg to Washington DC is 19 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 42 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gaithersburg is positioned 39.14 degrees north of the equator and 77.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Gaithersburg elevation is 350 feet above sea level.
The Gaithersburg city flower is the Peony.
The Gaithersburg city color is green. Gaithersburg per capita income is $ 27,323 2000.
Gaithersburg median income is $ 76,854 2007.
The Gaithersburg median home price is $ 385,926 2007.
Gaithersburg average annual rainfall is 40 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 35 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 57 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 60 degrees F.

Location

in central Maryland about six miles from Rockville and about 21 miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include North Potomac, Washington Grove, Montgomery Village, Germantown, Darnestown, Redland and Travilah.
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History & History Related Items

Gaithersburg began as a tiny settlement called Log Town, created in 1765. It took almost 100 years for area leaders to agree to name the town "Gaithersburg." In 1850, the post office was named "Forest Oak" and the railway station used the "Gaithersburg" name in 1873. The town officially became Gaithersburg in 1878 when it was incorporated.

The City is named after Benjamin Gaither who built a house in 1802 on the property where the famous Forest Oak tree used to grow. The Forest Oak, a very large oak tree, grew at the site for nearly 300 years before it was felled during a powerful thunderstorm in the summer of 1997.

The City logo, an oak tree encircled by a green "G," reflects the small-town ambiance of Gaithersburg and the importance of trees in its past and present, representing a constant in Gaithersburg's metamorphosis from country village to urban community. It has been recognized as a "Tree City USA" since 1986. In 1996, the City added the phrase "A CHARACTER COUNTS! City" to the logo.
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The settling of Gaithersburg

1765

The founding of Gaithersburg

1873

The incorporation of Gaithersburg

5 April 1878


Attractions

Montgomery County Fair Grounds
16 Chestnut St
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2403
Phone: 301-963-3247
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Gaithersburg City Government

Gaithersburg City Hall
31 S. Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: 301-258-6300.

A webpage for the City of Gaithersburg.

Gaithersburg has a council-manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council. The City Council and the Mayor are elected for four-year terms. The president of the City Council is the Mayor.




COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Montgomery County official site

Gaithersburg Chamber

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce
4 Professional Drive, Suite 132
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879
Phone: 301-840-1400
Fax: 301-963-3918
Email


Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
2401 Research Boulevard - Suite 204
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone - 301.424.6000
Fax - 301.205.0280

Gaithersburg Organizations

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce
4 Professional Drive, Suite 132
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879
Phone: 301-840-1400
Fax: 301-963-3918
Email


Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
2401 Research Boulevard - Suite 204
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone - 301.424.6000
Fax - 301.205.0280

Gaithersburg Libraries

Gaithersburg Library
18330 Montgomery Village Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20879-3599
Phone: 301-840-2515
Montgomery County Library
21 Maryland Ave., Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-0002

Gaithersburg Schools

Gaithersburg Senior High School
314 S. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2329
Phone: 301-840-4700


Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850


Qunice Orchard Senior High School
15800 Quince Orchard Rd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878-3481
Phone: 301-840-4686


Watkins Hill High School
10301 Apple Ridge Rd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879-1013
Phone: 301-840-3959



HIGHER EDUCATION


Montgomery College Gaithersburg

Miscellany

The population of Gaithersburg was:
1997 - 48,729
1998 - 49,474
2000 - 52,613
2002 - 54,018
2007 - 57,670

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 16,059
2000 - 20,674


Median age:
2000 - 33.6 years

Per Capita Income:
1990 - $ 18,845
2000 - $ 27,323

Median household income:
2000 - $ 59,879
2007 - $ 76,854

Median house value:
2000 - $ 154,900
2007 - $ 385,926

Gaithersburg is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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