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Gateway to the Mountains

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The population of Thurmont is approximately 6,035 (2007), 6170 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,193 (2000), 2354 (2010).

The amount of land area in Thurmont is 6.364 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Thurmont is 3.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Thurmont to Washington DC is 54 miles. The distance to the Maryland state capital is 68 miles. (as the crow flies)
Thurmont is positioned 39.62 degrees north of the equator and 77.40 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Thurmont elevation is 518 feet above sea level.
Thurmont per capita income is $20,474 (2000).
Thurmont median income is $63,295 (2007).

The Thurmont median home price is $320,902 (2007).

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Thurmont location: in northern Maryland about 56 miles from Washington, D.C. and about 14 miles from Frederick. Nearby communities include Creagerstown, Lewistown, Emitsburg, Fort Ritchie, Highfield-Cascade, Woodsboro and Walkersville, all in Maryland and Carroll Valley in Pennsylvania.

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Thurmont history:

Thurmont was once known as Mechanicstown because of the great many industrial type businesses and activities in the area. The name was changed to Thurmont on 18 January 1894. The local newspaper editor, Charles E. Cassell, suggested a change to: Thurmont - "gateway to the mountain." He felt it was much more fitting for the expanding town.

The founder of Thurmont was Jacob Weller. He and other german settlers looked for an area which reminded them of their German homeland, not only in countryside, but also in the elements needed for their trades.

The first US Presidential "getaway," - Shangri-La, was created in Catoctin Mountain Park by Franklin Roosevelt. It was later re-named by President Eisenhower to the now familiar name of "Camp David."
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Thurmont attractions:

Catoctin Mountain Park
in Thurmont, Maryland

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo
13019 Catoctin Furnace Rd.
Thurmont, MD 21788
Phone: 301-271-3180

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