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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>

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

We don't have a date for the establishment of Emmitsburg.

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 total 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 (which had 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 [Carroll County]
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    • Westminster [Carroll County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Emmitsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,712 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Westminster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<8>
  • Hanover [York County]
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    • Hanover [York County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Emmitsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,783 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanover<8>
  • Waynesboro [Franklin County]
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    • Waynesboro [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Emmitsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,906 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<8>
  • Gettysburg [Adams County]
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    • Gettysburg [Adams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Emmitsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,708 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gettysburg<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Thurmont [Frederick County]
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      • Thurmont [Frederick County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Emmitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,070 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmont<8>
    • Taneytown [Carroll County]
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      • Taneytown [Carroll County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Emmitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,846 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taneytown<8>
    • Walkersville [Frederick County]
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      • Walkersville [Frederick County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Emmitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,574 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Walkersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walkersville<8>
    • Littlestown [Adams County]
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      • Littlestown [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Emmitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,498 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littlestown<8>
    • Carroll Valley [Adams County]
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      • Carroll Valley [Adams County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Emmitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,930 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Carroll Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll Valley<8>
    • McSherrystown [Adams County]
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      • McSherrystown [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Emmitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,080 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on McSherrystown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McSherrystown<8>

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Emmitsburg was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Emmitsburg on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 have 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Emmitsburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Emmitsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EmmitsburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Emmitsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7051, Longitude: -77.3217       In this case, the coordinates for Emmitsburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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