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Welcome to Taneytown ...

The city of Taneytown is located in Carroll County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Taneytown has a population of 6,830 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Taneytown is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area Codes for Taneytown: (410), (443)<4> & (667)

The ZIP code for Taneytown: 21787<5>

Websites for Taneytown ...

Official Website:   www.ci.taneytown.md.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.carrollcountychamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Taneytown had an population of 6,830 people. This is an increase of 1.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Taneytown had a population of 6,728 people. This makes Taneytown the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Taneytown represents 0.12% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 30th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,728 people, the population of Taneytown increased 31.2% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,128 people).

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

Communities near Taneytown ...

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

  • Westminster [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westminster
    • Westminster [Carroll County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Taneytown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,712 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westminster have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<8>
  • Hanover [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
    • Hanover [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Taneytown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,783 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanover<8>
  • Mount Airy [Carroll County]
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    • Mount Airy [Carroll County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Taneytown
    • 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>
  • Gettysburg [Adams County]
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    • Gettysburg [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Taneytown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,708 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gettysburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gettysburg<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Thurmont [Frederick County]
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      • Thurmont [Frederick County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Taneytown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,070 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmont<8>
    • Walkersville [Frederick County]
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      • Walkersville [Frederick County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Taneytown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walkersville<8>
    • Hampstead [Carroll County]
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      • Hampstead [Carroll County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Taneytown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,426 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampstead have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampstead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampstead<8>
    • Manchester [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Taneytown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,876 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<8>
    • Littlestown [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlestown
      • Littlestown [Adams County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Taneytown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,498 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littlestown<8>
    • Carroll Valley [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carroll Valley
      • Carroll Valley [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Taneytown
      • 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.<7> 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>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Taneytown ...

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

Adding Taneytown to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Maryland

About Carroll County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Taneytown: www.ci.taneytown.md.us/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Taneytown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Taneytown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Taneytown, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<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 Taneytown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Taneytown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Taneytown) 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 Taneytown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TaneytownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taneytown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6588, Longitude: -77.1718    
<7>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.
<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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