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20901, 20902, 20903, 20904, 20905, 20906, 20907, 20908, 20910, 20911, 20914, 20915, 20916, 20918, 20997

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The population of Silver Spring is approximately 81,170 (2007), 71452 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 31,208 (2000), 28603 (2010).

The amount of land area in Silver Spring is 31.575 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Silver Spring is 9.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Silver Spring to Washington DC is 7 miles. The distance to the Maryland state capital is 29 miles. (as the crow flies)
Silver Spring is positioned 39.01 degrees north of the equator and 77.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Silver Spring elevation is 340 feet above sea level.
Silver Spring per capita income is $26,357 (2000).
Silver Spring median income is $72,901 (2007).

The Silver Spring median home price is $490,400 (2007).

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Silver Spring location: in central Maryland about six miles from Washington, D.C. and about two miles from Takoma Park. Other nearby communities include Kemp Mill, Forest Glen, Langley Park, White Oak, Adelphi, Chillum and North Chevy Chase.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Silver Spring is seasonal with all four seasons distinctly represented. Here is a local weather page.
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History & History Related Items

Silver Spring history:

Francis Preston Blair and his daughter, Elizabeth discovered a spring flowing with chips of mica in 1840. Within two years he built a large home here on 250 acres that he called Silver Spring. His son, Montgomery, built the Falkland house here also. A few years later, Elizabeth married Samuel Phillips Lee. During the Civil War, Silver Spring was taken by the Confederate army. Afterward the Falkland home was razed by the fleeing soldiers. When the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was completed here in 1873 it ran from Washingon, D.C. to Point of Rocks and went through Silver Spring. This helped the area to grow and prosper. Development began around the same time when Selina Wilson divided part of her farm into small parcels.

Try this interesting timeline brought to you by the Silver Spring Historical Society.
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Silver Spring attractions:

Downtown Silver Spring

Acorn Park
1190 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The park is thought to be the location of the spring that looked silver and inspired the named of Silver spring for the community.

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