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Welcome to Grantsville ...

The town of Grantsville is located in Garrett County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Grantsville, 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, Grantsville has a population of 871 people<2> (see below for details).

Grantsville is 2,350 feet [716 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Grantsville is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Telephone area codes for Grantsville: (301) & (240)<4>

The ZIP code for Grantsville: 21536<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Grantsville had an population of 871 people. This is an increase of 13.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 40.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grantsville had a population of 766 people. This makes Grantsville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Grantsville represents 0.01% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 104th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 766 people, the population of Grantsville increased 23.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 619 people).

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

Communities Also Named Grantsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Grantsville - they are located in Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Utah and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Grantsville ...

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

  • Frostburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frostburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frostburg
    • Frostburg is located in Allegany County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,465 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frostburg <7>
  • Meyersdale
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Berlin
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 <7>
  • Westernport
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Lonaconing
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Rockwood
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Piedmont
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Confluence
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Confluence have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Confluence
    • Confluence is located in Somerset County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 722 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Confluence <7>
  • Salisbury
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • Friendsville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendsville
    • Friendsville is located in Garrett County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendsville <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 Grantsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Grantsville.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grantsville ...

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

Adding Grantsville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Grantsville.

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

The official website for Garrett County:

The official website for State of Maryland:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Garrett, 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 Grantsville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grantsville - 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 town (such as Grantsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grantsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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.
<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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