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Thurmont
Frederick County, Maryland

ZipCodes
21788

Motto
Gateway to the Mountains



Page Contents for Thurmont, Maryland

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
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.

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.

Here is A map page for Thurmont from Multi-map.
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History & History Related Items

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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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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Thurmont City Government

Town of Thurmont
P.O. Box 17
10 Frederick Road
Thurmont, MD 21788
Phone: 301-271-7313

Thurmont is governed by a Town Mayor and four town commissioners

Thurmont Chamber

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
8420-B Gas House Pike
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301 662.4164

Thurmont Organizations

Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
8420-B Gas House Pike
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301 662.4164

Thurmont Libraries

Thurmont Regional Library
76 East Moser Road
Thurmont, MD 21788
Phone: 301600-7200

Thurmont Schools

Catoctin High School
14745 Sabillasville Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788-1679
Phone: 301-236-8100


Thurmont Middle School
408 E Main St
Thurmont, MD 21788-2014
Phone: 301-271-7355


Thurmont Elementary School
805 E Main St
Thurmont, MD 21788-1729
Phone: 301-271-7088
Frederick County Public Schools
115 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-644-5000 Thurmont

Miscellany

The area code for Thurmont is 301
The population of Thurmont was:
1990 - 3,398
2000 - 5,588
2007 - 6,035

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 1,387
2000 - 2,193


Median age:
2000 - 34.3 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 49,530
2007 - $ 63,295

Median house value:
2000 - $ 136,500
2007 - $ 320,902

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


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