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Frederick County, Maryland

21701, 21702, 21703, 21704, 21705, 21709

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Frederick is approximately 59,220 (2007), 65239 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 22,106 (2000), 25352 (2010).
The amount of land area in Frederick is 47.113 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Frederick is 20.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Frederick to Washington DC is 42 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 60 miles. (as the crow flies)
Frederick is positioned 39.42 degrees north of the equator and 77.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Frederick elevation is 290 feet above sea level.
Frederick per capita income is $ 23,053 (2000).
Frederick median income is $ 60,956 (2007).
The Frederick median home price is $ 315,730 (2007).


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History & History Related Items

The town was laid out by Daniel Dulany in 1745. The first settlers were of German descent, Johann Thomas Schley and his wife, Maria. They built the first home here. Within only three years, the new town was named the county seat of Frederick County. While the exact name is unsure, the town was probably named for Frederick Calvert, the 6th Baron of Baltimore, but others say it could have been Frederick Lewis, the Prince of Wales or Frederick II of Prussia.

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



National Museum of Civil War Medicine
48 E. Patrick St.
P.O. Box 470
Frederick, Maryland 21705
Phone: (301) 695-1864
Fax: (301) 695-6823

The museum dedicated to telling the medical story of the Civil War.

Official Tourism Website for Frederick County.

The Community Bridge
Learn more about this unusual bridge with a stunning mural.

The Keys to Frederick
This project consists of thirty fiberglass keys auctioned off to the highest bidders in 2007. The proceeds went to the arts in Frederick County. 30 artists transformed the kesy before the auction. They are on display in Frederick.

The Frederick Symphony Orchestra

The Frederick Children's Chorus

Fort Detrick

Francis Scott Key - (1779-1843), lawyer, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner". Key lived in Frederick. He is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick. His family plot is next to Thomas Johnson and friend Barbara Fritchie.
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Frederick City Government

City of Frederick
101 N. Court St.
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Phone: 301-600-1300

Frederick is the county seat for Frederick County. Itis governed by a Board of Aldermen consisting of six members. One of these members if designated the mayor. The elections are held every four years for all seats.

Frederick Chamber

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

Frederick Organizations

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

Frederick Libraries

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

Frederick Schools

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 Frederick


The population of Frederick was:
1990 - 40,148
2000 - 52,767
2007 - 59,220

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 16,611
2000 - 22,106

Median age:
2000 - 33.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 47,700
2007 - $ 60,956

Median house value:
2000 - $ 134,300
2007 - $ 315,730

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

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