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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
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).


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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mild to moderate with warm, humid summers and cold summers with average temperatures around freezing.
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History & History Related Items

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


The incorporation of Smithsburg

1813 (town)


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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Smithsburg City Government

Town of Smithsburg

Smithsburg Chamber

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce
28 West Washington Street, Suite 200
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Phone: 301-739-2015

Smithsburg Organizations

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce
28 West Washington Street, Suite 200
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Phone: 301-739-2015

Smithsburg Libraries

Washington County Free Library system.

Smithsburg Schools

Washington County Public Schools
820 Commonwealth Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21741
Phone: 301-766-2800
Smithsburg High School
Home of the Leopards
66 N. Main Street
Smithsburg, Maryland 21783


The population of Smithsburg was:
1990 - 1,221
2000 - 2,146
2007 - 2,902 Number of Housing units:
1990 - 480 Median age:
2000 - 30.7 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 50,795
2007 - $ 62,929 Median house value:
2000 - $ 132,500
2007 - $ 282,511

Smithsburg is located in the eastern time zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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