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Welcome to Poolesville ...

The town of Poolesville is located in Montgomery County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Poolesville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Poolesville has a population of 5,247 people<3> (see below for details).

Poolesville is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Poolesville: 20837<6>

Websites for Poolesville ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Poolesville had an population of 5,247 people. This is an increase of 7.45% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Poolesville had a population of 4,883 people. This makes Poolesville the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Poolesville represents 0.08% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 40th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,883 people, the population of Poolesville decreased 5.2% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,151 people).

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

Communities Also Named Poolesville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Poolesville - it's located in Virginia.

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

Communities near Poolesville ...

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

  • Frederick
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederick
    • Frederick is located in Frederick County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,308 people
    • Former names for Frederick:
    • Frederick City
    • Frederick Town
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Frederick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick <7>
  • Rockville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Gaithersburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Leesburg
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesburg
    • Leesburg is located in Loudoun County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,488 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Leesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesburg <7>
  • Herndon
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herndon
    • Herndon is located in Fairfax County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,573 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Herndon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herndon <7>
  • Vienna
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Purcellville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Brunswick
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Kensington
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Lovettsville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Poolesville ...

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

Adding Poolesville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Poolesville 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 Poolesville was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Poolesville in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Poolesville.

The official website for Poolesville:

The official website for Montgomery County:

The official website for State of Maryland:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Montgomery, 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 Poolesville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Poolesville - 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 Poolesville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Poolesville 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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