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Welcome to Derwood ...

Derwood is located in Montgomery County<1>.


The location of Derwood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Derwood, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

Derwood is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Derwood lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Derwood: (301) and (240)<4>

The ZIP code for Derwood: 20855<5>

Websites for Derwood ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.montgomerycountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Derwood, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Derwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Derwood - it's located in Alberta.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Derwood.

Communities near Derwood ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Derwood.

  • Arlington
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington is located in Arlington County (VA)
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington <6>
  • College Park
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park is located in Prince George's County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,173 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for College Park <6>
  • Laurel
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel is located in Prince George's County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,548 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel <6>
  • Herndon
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herndon
    • Herndon is located in Fairfax County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,573 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herndon <6>
  • Greenbelt
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbelt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbelt
    • Greenbelt is located in Prince George's County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,229 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenbelt <6>
  • Hyattsville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyattsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyattsville
    • Hyattsville is located in Prince George's County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,217 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyattsville <6>
  • Takoma Park
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Vienna
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
    • Vienna is located in Fairfax County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,518 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna <6>
  • Falls Church
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • New Carrollton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Carrollton
    • New Carrollton is located in Prince George's County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,909 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Carrollton <6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Derwood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Derwood.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Derwood. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Derwood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Derwood. See our Newspapers Page for Derwood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Derwood ...

Looking for more information about Derwood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Derwood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Derwood.

Adding Derwood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Derwood in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Derwood was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Derwood post office opened in 1883.

We also found Derwood in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Derwood.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Derwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Montgomery, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Derwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Derwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Derwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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