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Germantown
Montgomery County, Maryland

ZipCodes
20874, 20875, 20876




Page Contents for Germantown, Maryland

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Germantown is approximately 58,771 2007, 86395 2010.
The approximate number of families is 21,568 2000, 30531 2010.
The amount of land area in Germantown is 27.766 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Germantown is 10.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.749 sq kilometers.
The distance from Germantown to Washington DC is 23 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 45 miles. (as the crow flies)
Germantown is positioned 39.17 degrees north of the equator and 77.26 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Germantown per capita income is $ 26,709 2000.
Germantown median income is $ 62,431 2000.

Location

about four miles from Gaithersburg in the general Washington, D.C. area. Other nearby communities include Clarksburg, Montgomery Village, Darnestown, North Potomac, Washington Grove, Damascus and Redland.
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History & History Related Items

Back in the early to mid 1800's, many of the business owners seemed to be German even though the majority of people were of English descent. People passing through and visiting the businesses remembered the german accents and called the area Germantown. The name stuck and it has been known as such since that time.
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Germantown City Government

Germantown is an unincorporated area of Montgomery County and, as such, is governed by the county. It is considered a census-designated place CDP by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Germantown Historical Events

1865, April 20
On April 20, 1865, George Atzerodt, a co-conspirator in the Abraham Lincoln assassination was captured in Germantown. He was assigned by John Wilkes Booth to assassinate Vice President Andrew Johnson, but lost his nerve and fled Washington, D.C., on the night of the Lincoln assassination. He was captured at his cousin Hartman Richter's farm in Germantown. Atzerodt was hanged on July 7, 1865 along with Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, and David Herold in Washington, D.C. [2] Since about 1980, Germantown has experienced great growth, both in townhomes and single-family dwellings, and an urbanized towncenter has been built.

Germantown Chamber

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce
4 Professional Drive, Suite 132
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879
Phone: 301-840-1400
Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015

Germantown Community Events

First Thursday of each Month
MCC-IAAP Monthly Meeting
Place: Germantown UpCounty Center - Left side
Time: 6:30pm to 9pm
Sponsored by: Montgomery County Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals MCC-IAAP
For a schedule of topics or to request to be a speaker please contact:
Cynthia Hunter-Shupe
Project Assistant Service
301-482-1384
IAAP is a professional organization that provides educational opportunities and networking for various support staff professionals. There are chapters through out the nation and internationally. To find out where you local chapter is please check out the website
Please mention Cynthia Hunter-Shupe when communicating with headquarters or chapter you join for tracking purposes only.

Germantown Organizations

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce
4 Professional Drive, Suite 132
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879
Phone: 301-840-1400
Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015 Germantown

Miscellany

The population ofGermantown was:
1990 - 41,145
2000 - 55,419
2007 - 58,771

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 17,121 2000 - 21,568


Median age:
2000 - 31.3 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 62,431
2007 - $ 80,130

Median house value:
2000 - $ 133,400
2007 - $ 332,360


There are three other Germantowns in Maryland - one in Anne Arundel County, one in Baltimore County and one in Worcester County. This is the only one of the four to be recognized by the US Postal Service.

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


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