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The population of Smithsburg is approximately 2,902 (2007), 2975 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 763 (2000), 1012 (2010).

The amount of land area in Smithsburg is 2.36 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Smithsburg is 0.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Smithsburg to Washington DC is 60 miles. The distance to the Maryland state capital is 77 miles. (as the crow flies)
Smithsburg is positioned 39.65 degrees north of the equator and 77.57 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Smithsburg elevation is 771 feet above sea level.
Smithsburg per capita income is $18,373 (2000).
Smithsburg median income is $62,929 (2007).

The Smithsburg median home price is $282,511 (2007).

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Smithsburg location: in northeastern Washington County, 65 miles northwest of Washington, DC and about 55 miles west of Baltimore. Other nearby communities include Cavetown, Leitersburg, Chewsville, Mount Aetna, Fort Ritchie and Robinwood, all in Maryland and Wayne Heights and Rouzerville both in Pennsylvania.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Smithsburg is mild to moderate with warm, humid summers and cold summers with average temperatures around freezing.
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Smithsburg history:

The area was well-known for the fertile soil which gave up good harvests each year. Consequently, many farmers moved here to settle. The first settlers may have come here in the late 1700's. The town, itself was founded in 1813 by Christopher Smith. It was incorporated in 1846. Smithsburg served as a place for the wounded confederate soldiers to recuperate during the Civil War.

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The founding of Smithsburg: 1787
The incorporation date of Smithsburg: 1813 (town)

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Smithsburg attractions:

Smithsburg historical society's Heritage Room at the Geiser Farm Museum
21 W. Water Street
Open by appointment only.
Phone 301-824-7234

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