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The Cities and communities of Frederick County, Maryland *


Ballenger Creek, Braddock Heights, Brunswick, Buckeystown, Burkittsville

Clover Hill

Discovery-Spring Garden


Frederick (County Seat)

Graceham, Green Valley




Ladiesburg, Lake Linganore, Lewistown, Linganore-Bartonsville

Middletown, Monrovia, Mount Airy (portion), Myersville

New Market, New Midway

Point of Rocks

Rocky Ridge, Rosemont

Sabillasville, South Mountain, Sunny Side

Thurmont, Tuscarora

Urbana, Utica

Walkersville, Wolfsville, Woodsboro

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Information & Facts about Frederick County, Maryland

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Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Frederick County official site

Frederick County
12 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-600-9000

A Board of five County Commissioners elected every four years governs the County, while twelve chartered municipalities throughout the County are locally governed.

County Seat: Frederick, MD 21701

Government information for Frederick County

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1990 - 150,208
2000 - 195,277
2005 - 220,701

2008 - 232,706

2000 - 295 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 33.8 years

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in central/western Maryland,

fifty miles west of Baltimore, Maryland and northwest of Washington, DC

Neighboring areas:
North - Adams County, Pennsylvania
East - Carroll County
Southeast - Howard County
South - Montgomery County
Southwest - Loudoun County, Virginia
West - Washington County
Northwest - Franklin County, Pennsylvania

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

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Here is a current weather page for the county area based on the county seat location

Average Winter Temperature: 32.5 degrees F.
Average Summer Temperature: 72.2 degrees F.
Annual Average Humidity: 66%
Annual Average Precipitation: 42.3 inches
Annual Snowfall: 22.1 inches

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median household income:
2000 - $60,276

Per Capita income:
2000 - $25,404
2002 - $34,478

2005 - $39,587

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Frederick County was created from Baltimore and Prince George's Counties in 1748. It is most likely that it was named for Frederick Calvert (1731-1771) the sixth and last Lord Baltimore. He was the proprietor of Maryland from 1751 until he died in 1771. In 1776 the county was divided into three portions. The western portion became Washington County. The eastern section became Montgomery County and the central area remained as Frederick County. Carroll County was formed from a part of Frederick County and a part of Baltimore County in 1837.

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Total area: 667 Square miles
Land area: 663 square miles
Water area: 4 square miles

Frederick County is the largest county in the state. It has four national parks and two mountain ranges within the county borders.

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US GenWeb project page for Frederick County
Cemeteries of Frederick County

Frederick County Genealogy Links
My Maryland Genealogy Page for the county
Kindred Trails page for Frederick County

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Frederick County Public Libraries
110 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD
Phone: 301-694-1613

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Frederick County Public Schools
115 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-644-5000

Frederick Community College
7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702
Phone: 301-846-2400

Mount St Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Phone: 301-447-6122

Hood College
401 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-663-3131

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Office of Economic Development
Toll-free: 800-248-2296

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Organizations & Groups

Frederick County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 412
Frederick, MD 21705

Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc., Maryland
151 S. East St.
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Phone: 301-600-2888
Toll-free: 800-999-3613

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

Frederick County Humane Society

Special Olympics - Frederick County

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Attractions & Other Information

Tourism in Frederick County

Barbara Fritchie House
The museum is the reconstructed house of Barbara Fritchie, heroine of John Greenleaf Whittier's poem from the Civil War. "Shoot if you must, this old gray head, but spare your country's flag," she said while leaning out an upstairs window. Visit the exterior year round. If you would like to see the inside of this site, please call for hours.
154 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (301) 698-8992

Brunswick Railroad Museum
40 West Potomac St.
Brunswick, MD 21716
Phone: (301) 834-7100

C&O Canal Visitor Center
44 West Potomac St.
Brunswick, MD 21716
Phone: (301) 834-7100

Cultural Arts Center of Frederick County
15 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (301) 662-4190

Maryland Shakespeare Festival
15 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (301) 668-4090

Catoctin Mountain Park
6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788
Phone: 301-663-9330

Monocacy National Battlefield
4801 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
Phone: 301-662-3515

Catoctin Iron Furnace at Cunningham State Park
12627 Furnace Road
Thurmont, MD 21788
Phone: (301) 271-7574

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