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Glen Echo
Montgomery County, Maryland


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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Glen Echo is approximately 250 (2007), 255 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 93 (2000), 96 (2010).
The amount of land area in Glen Echo is 0.283 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Glen Echo is 0.11 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Glen Echo to Washington DC is 7 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 36 miles. (as the crow flies)
Glen Echo is positioned 38.96 degrees north of the equator and 77.14 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Glen Echo elevation is 140 feet above sea level.
Glen Echo per capita income is $ 56,728 (2000).
Glen Echo median income is $ 157,111 (2007).
The Glen Echo median home price is $ 923,332 (2007).


in central Maryland about two miles from Bethesda and about ten miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include Cabin John-Brookmont, Somerset, Friendship Village, Chevy Chase and Chevy Chase Village all in Maryland and McLean in Virginia.
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History & History Related Items

Two brothers, Edwin and Edward Baltzley, came here in 1889 and bought land along the Potomac River. They named their purchase Glen-Echo-on-the-Potomac. They had grand plans for the area, even putting stone castles there. In order to accommodate their hope for stone castles, they opened five stone quarries to provide the necessary stone. Though, over the years, the brothers faced numerous setbacks to their plans, they keep trying regrouping after each adversity. One of the ideas was for an amusement park Glen Echo Park which opened in 1899. The park became extremely successful and drew many to the town. Though successful for many years, the park did close in 1968. The famous Dentzel carousel, which had come to the park in 1921, was sold when the park closed. However, the residents wanted it back and raised thousands of dollars for its purchase. It has been restored and, during the season, is open in the new Glen Echo Park.

This history Page listes information and links for Glen Echo history.
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The incorporation of Glen Echo



Glen Echo Park. See the NPS Site for the park.
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Glen Echo City Government

Town of Glen Echo
6106 Harvard Avenue
Glen Echo, MD 20812
Phone: 301-320-4041

Glen Echo Chamber

Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015

Glen Echo Organizations

Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015

Glen Echo Libraries

Montgomery County Library
21 Maryland Ave., Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-0002 Glen Echo


The population of Glen Echo was:
1990 - 234
2000 - 242
2007 - 250

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 100
2000 - 93

Median age:
2000 - 39.0 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 122,409
2007 - $ 157,111

Median house value:
2000 - $ 370,600
2007 - $ 923,332

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

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