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The city of Frostburg is located in Allegany County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Frostburg, 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, Frostburg has a population of 8,512 people<2> (see below for details).

Frostburg is 1,940 feet [591 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Frostburg: (301) & (240)<4>

The ZIP code for Frostburg: 21532<5>

Websites for Frostburg ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Frostburg had an population of 8,512 people. This is a decrease of 5.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Frostburg had a population of 9,002 people (or 11.99% of the total population of Allegany County). This makes Frostburg the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Frostburg represents 0.16% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,002 people, the population of Frostburg increased 14.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,873 people).

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

Communities Also Named Frostburg ...

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

Communities near Frostburg ...

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

  • Cumberland
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Keyser
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyser
    • Keyser is located in Mineral County (WV)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,863 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keyser <6>
  • Meyersdale
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Berlin
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin is located in Somerset County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,931 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berlin <6>
  • Westernport
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Lonaconing
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Carpendale
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpendale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpendale
    • Carpendale is located in Mineral County (WV)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
  • Grantsville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Hyndman
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyndman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyndman
    • Hyndman is located in Bedford County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 854 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyndman <6>
  • Piedmont
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Frostburg. Our list includes 26 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Frostburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Frostburg ...

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

Adding Frostburg to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Frostburg.

The official website for Frostburg:

The official website for Allegany County:

The official website for State of Maryland:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Allegany, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Frostburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Frostburg - 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 city (such as Frostburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Frostburg 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>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.


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