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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Taneytown is approximately 5,424 2007, 6728 2010.
The approximate number of families is 1,848 2000, 2434 2010.
The amount of land area in Taneytown is 6.516 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Taneytown is 2.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Taneytown to Washington DC is 52 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 60 miles. (as the crow flies)
Taneytown is positioned 39.65 degrees north of the equator and 77.16 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Taneytown elevation is 524 feet above sea level.
Taneytown median income is $ 58,851 2007.
The Taneytown median home price is $ 281,336 2007.


in north-central Maryland about 23 miles from Frederick and about 45 miles from Baltimore. Other nearby communities include District 1, Taneytown, District 2, Uniontown, Union Bridge, New Windsor and Emmitsburg all in Maryland and Littlestown, Lake Heritage and Bonneauville all in Pennsylvania.
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History & History Related Items

When the first area land grants were handed out in 1754, Edward Diggs and Raphael Taney were given almost 8,000 acres. They laid out lots and sold them beginning in 1762. Taney, for whom the town was named, actually lived in St. Mary's County. He helped to design the layout and became the namesake, but never really lived here.

Here is a history page for Taneytown.
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The incorporation of Taneytown



Taneytown History Museum
Phone:410 756-4234
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Taneytown City Government

City of Taneytown

Taneytown Chamber

Taneytown Chamber of Commerce,br> PO Box 18
24 East Baltimore Street
Taneytown, MD 21787
Phone: 410 756-4234
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 871
Westminster, MD 2115
Phone: 410.848.9050

Taneytown Community News

Genealogy Information in Taneytown
I am trying to locate birth and death dates, and any other information pertaining to Mrs. Grace Sell maiden name Auman that resided in Taneytown, Maryland. She had a brother, John Wannamaker Auman, who was my grandfather. Her parents were William Richard Auman and Anna Stauffer Auman. If anyone knows of any information, I would be most grateful.
Jeanne D. Smith
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Taneytown Organizations

Taneytown Chamber of Commerce,br> PO Box 18
24 East Baltimore Street
Taneytown, MD 21787
Phone: 410 756-4234
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 871
Westminster, MD 2115
Phone: 410.848.9050

Taneytown Libraries

Carroll County Public Library

Taneytown Branch
10 Grand Drive
Taneytown, MD 21787
Phone: 410-386-4510 Taneytown


The population of Taneytown was:
1990 - 3,695
2000 - 5,128
2007 - 5,424

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 1,363
2000 - 1,848

Median age:
2000 - 30.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 42,820
2007 - $ 58,851

Median house value:
2000 - $ 123,700
2007 - $ 281,336

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

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