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Welcome to Sykesville ...

The town of Sykesville is located in Carroll County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sykesville has a population of 3,964 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Sykesville is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Sykesville is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (410), (443)<5> & (667).

The ZIP code for Sykesville: 21784<6>

Websites for Sykesville ...

Official Website:   www.sykesville.net/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.carrollcountychamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sykesville had an population of 3,964 people. This is a decrease of 10.64% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sykesville had a population of 4,436 people. This makes Sykesville the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Sykesville represents 0.08% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 45th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,436 people, the population of Sykesville increased 5.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,197 people).

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

Communities Also Named Sykesville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Sykesville - they are located in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Sykesville ...

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

  • Baltimore (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltimore
    • Baltimore lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Sykesville and is located in Baltimore City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 586,131 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltimore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltimore<8>
  • Gaithersburg (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaithersburg
    • Gaithersburg lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Sykesville and is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,741 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaithersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaithersburg<8>
  • Laurel (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Sykesville and is located in Prince George's County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,548 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<8>
  • Westminster (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westminster
    • Westminster lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Sykesville and is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,712 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westminster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<8>
  • Mount Airy (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Airy
    • Mount Airy lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Sykesville and is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,502 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Airy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Airy<8>
  • Hampstead (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampstead
    • Hampstead lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Sykesville and is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,426 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampstead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampstead<8>
  • New Windsor (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Windsor
    • New Windsor lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Sykesville and is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,404 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Windsor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Windsor<8>
  • Union Bridge (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Bridge
    • Union Bridge lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Sykesville and is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Bridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Bridge<8>
  • New Market (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Market
    • New Market lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Sykesville and is located in Frederick County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Market have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Market
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Market<8>
  • Washington Grove (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington Grove
    • Washington Grove lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Sykesville and is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 551 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Grove

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sykesville. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sykesville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sykesville ...

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

Adding Sykesville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sykesville 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 Sykesville was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Sykesville in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Sykesville

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About Carroll County

About Maryland

The official website for Sykesville: www.sykesville.net/

The official website for Carroll County: www.ccgov.carr.org/

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 Carroll, 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 Sykesville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sykesville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Sykesville, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<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 Sykesville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sykesville 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sykesville) 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 Sykesville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SykesvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sykesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3712, Longitude: -76.9725       In this case, the coordinates for Sykesville 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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