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Frostburg, Maryland

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Welcome to Frostburg ...

The city of Frostburg is located in Allegany County.

The location of Frostburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Frostburg has a population of 8,642 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) and (240)<4>

The ZIP code for Frostburg: 21532<5>

Population Details ...

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 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 (which had a count of 7,873 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Frostburg had an population of 8,642 people. This is a decrease of 4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.77% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Frostburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Frostburg and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Cumberland   [Map]   19,707   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grantsville   [Map]   875   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lonaconing   [Map]   1,128   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Westernport   [Map]   1,767   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Berlin (PA)   [Map]   1,989   N   18 miles [29 km]
Hyndman (PA)   [Map]   876   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Frostburg.

Communities Also Named Frostburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Frostburg - they are located in and Pennsylvania (2).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Frostburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Frostburg. Our list includes 26 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Frostburg:

Websites for Frostburg ...

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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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Frostburg.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Frostburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).

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<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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Frostburg) 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 Frostburg. 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 Frostburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frostburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6514, Longitude: -78.9266     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Frostburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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