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Welcome to Smithsburg ...

The town of Smithsburg is located in Washington County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Smithsburg has a population of 2,974 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Smithsburg is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Smithsburg: (301) & (240)<5>

The ZIP code for Smithsburg: 21783<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Smithsburg had an population of 2,974 people (or an increase of 38.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Smithsburg had a population of 2,975 people. This makes Smithsburg the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Smithsburg represents 0.05% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,975 people, the population of Smithsburg increased 38.63% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,146 people).

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

Communities near Smithsburg ...

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

  • Frederick [Frederick County]
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    • Frederick [Frederick County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Smithsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,308 people
    • Former names for Frederick:
    • Frederick City
    • Frederick Town
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick<8>
  • Hagerstown [Washington County]
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    • Hagerstown [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Smithsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,918 people
    • Former name for Hagerstown:
    • Hager's Town
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagerstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hagerstown<8>
  • Chambersburg [Franklin County]
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    • Chambersburg [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Smithsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,231 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chambersburg<8>
  • Waynesboro [Franklin County]
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    • Waynesboro [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Smithsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,906 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Thurmont [Frederick County]
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      • Thurmont [Frederick County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,070 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmont<8>
    • Walkersville [Frederick County]
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      • Walkersville [Frederick County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Smithsburg
      • 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>
    • Middletown [Frederick County]
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      • Middletown [Frederick County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<8>
    • Greencastle [Franklin County]
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      • Greencastle [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greencastle<8>
    • Carroll Valley [Adams County]
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      • Carroll Valley [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Smithsburg
      • 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>
    • Boonsboro [Washington County]
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      • Boonsboro [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Smithsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonsboro<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 Smithsburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Smithsburg.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smithsburg ...

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

Adding Smithsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Smithsburg on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Maryland (1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Maryland

About Washington County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.washco-md.net/

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 Washington, 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 Smithsburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Smithsburg - 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 Smithsburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Smithsburg 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- Smithsburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smithsburg. 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 SmithsburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6567, Longitude: -77.5764       In this case, the coordinates for Smithsburg 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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