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Welcome to Emmitsburg ...

The town of Emmitsburg is located in Frederick County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Emmitsburg, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Emmitsburg has a population of 3,208 people<3> (see below for details).

Emmitsburg is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Emmitsburg: (301) and (240)<5>

The ZIP code for Emmitsburg: 21727<6>

Websites for Emmitsburg ...

Official Website:   www.emmitsburg.net/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.frederickchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Emmitsburg had an population of 3,208 people. This is an increase of 14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 40.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Emmitsburg had a population of 2,814 people. This makes Emmitsburg the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Emmitsburg represents 0.05% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 62nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,814 people, the population of Emmitsburg increased 22.88% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,290 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Emmitsburg.

Communities near Emmitsburg ...

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

  • Westminster
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westminster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westminster
    • Westminster is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,712 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster <7>
  • Hanover
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
    • Hanover is located in York County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,783 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanover <7>
  • Waynesboro
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Gettysburg
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Thurmont
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Taneytown
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Walkersville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkersville
    • Walkersville is located in Frederick County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,574 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walkersville <7>
  • Littlestown
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Carroll Valley
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carroll Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carroll Valley
    • Carroll Valley is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,930 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll Valley <7>
  • McSherrystown
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McSherrystown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McSherrystown
    • McSherrystown is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,080 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McSherrystown <7>

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 Emmitsburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Emmitsburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Emmitsburg. 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 Emmitsburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Emmitsburg. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Emmitsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Emmitsburg ...

Looking for more information about Emmitsburg? 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 Emmitsburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Emmitsburg.

Adding Emmitsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Emmitsburg 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 Emmitsburg was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Emmitsburg on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Maryland (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Emmitsburg.

The official website for Emmitsburg: www.emmitsburg.net/

The official website for Frederick County: www.co.frederick.md.us/

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 Frederick, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Emmitsburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Emmitsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<6>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 town (such as Emmitsburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Emmitsburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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