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Introduction ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Thurmont (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Thurmont. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Thurmont ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Thurmont was originally named Mechanicstown

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Thurmont is located in Frederick County.

To see how the shape of Maryland's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Frederick County: Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, Washington, Adams (PA), Franklin (PA) & Loudoun (VA).

Below are the counties that are near Thurmont. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Thurmont:

  • Frederick County     (The home county of Thurmont)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thurmont, with the one closest to Thurmont listed first.
    • Catoctin Furnace
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catoctin Furnace
      • Catoctin Furnace is located in Frederick County
    • Rocky Ridge
      (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge is located in Frederick County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Ridge <2>
    • Sabillasville
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sabillasville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabillasville
      • Sabillasville is located in Frederick County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sabillasville <2>
    • Emmitsburg
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmitsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmitsburg
      • Emmitsburg is located in Frederick County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,270 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmitsburg <2>
    • Mountaindale
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountaindale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountaindale
      • Mountaindale is located in Frederick County
    • New Midway
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Midway
      • New Midway is located in Frederick County
    • Ladiesburg
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladiesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladiesburg
      • Ladiesburg is located in Frederick County
    • Green Village
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Village
      • Green Village is located in Frederick County
    • Woodsboro
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodsboro
      • Woodsboro is located in Frederick County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,302 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodsboro <2>
    • Charlesville
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlesville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlesville
      • Charlesville is located in Frederick County
    • Colony Village
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colony Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony Village
      • Colony Village is located in Frederick County
    • Daysville
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daysville
      • Daysville is located in Frederick County
    • Deerfield
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerfield
      • Deerfield is located in Frederick County
  • Baltimore County
    • Upperco
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upperco have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upperco
      • Upperco is located in Baltimore County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upperco <2>
  • Carroll County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thurmont, with the one closest to Thurmont listed first.
    • Keysville
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keysville
      • Keysville is located in Carroll County
    • Bruceville
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruceville
      • Bruceville is located in Carroll County
    • Keymar
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keymar have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keymar
      • Keymar is located in Carroll County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keymar <2>
    • Taneytown
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Harney
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harney have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harney
      • Harney is located in Carroll County
    • Fairground Village
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairground Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairground Village
      • Fairground Village is located in Carroll County
    • Union Bridge
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Bark Hill
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bark Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bark Hill
      • Bark Hill is located in Carroll County
    • Linwood
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linwood
      • Linwood is located in Carroll County
    • McKinstrys Mill
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKinstrys Mill
      • McKinstrys Mill is located in Carroll County
    • Uniontown
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown is located in Carroll County
    • Tyrone
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyrone
      • Tyrone is located in Carroll County
    • New Windsor
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Howard County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thurmont, with the one closest to Thurmont listed first.
    • Lisbon
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Timberleigh Village
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberleigh Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberleigh Village
      • Timberleigh Village is located in Howard County
    • Cooksville
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Glenwood
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood is located in Howard County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood <2>
  • Montgomery County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thurmont, with the one closest to Thurmont listed first.
    • Browningsville
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browningsville
      • Browningsville is located in Montgomery County
    • Hyattstown
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyattstown
      • Hyattstown is located in Montgomery County
    • Damascus
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Barnesville
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnesville
      • Barnesville is located in Montgomery County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
    • Clarksburg
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
      • Clarksburg is located in Montgomery County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg <2>
    • Dickerson
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickerson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickerson
      • Dickerson is located in Montgomery County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickerson <2>
    • Blocktown
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blocktown
      • Blocktown is located in Montgomery County
    • Etchison
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etchison have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etchison
      • Etchison is located in Montgomery County
    • Beallsville
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beallsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beallsville
      • Beallsville is located in Montgomery County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beallsville <2>
    • Boyds
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
  • Washington County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thurmont, with the one closest to Thurmont listed first.
    • Highfield - Cascade
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highfield - Cascade
      • Highfield - Cascade is located in Washington County
    • Pen Mar
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pen Mar
      • Pen Mar is located in Washington County
      • Pen Mar has also been known as:
      • Pen Mar Park
    • Smithsburg
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Cavetown
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavetown
      • Cavetown is located in Washington County
    • Pondsville
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pondsville
      • Pondsville is located in Washington County
    • Greenvale Village
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenvale Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenvale Village
      • Greenvale Village is located in Washington County
    • Chewsville
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chewsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chewsville
      • Chewsville is located in Washington County
    • Mount Aetna
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Aetna have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Aetna
      • Mount Aetna is located in Washington County
    • Hill Village
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Village
      • Hill Village is located in Washington County
    • Leitersburg
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leitersburg
      • Leitersburg is located in Washington County
    • Mount Lena
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Lena have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Lena
      • Mount Lena is located in Washington County
    • Robinwood
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinwood
      • Robinwood is located in Washington County
    • San Mar
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Mar have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Mar
      • San Mar is located in Washington County
  • Adams County (PA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thurmont, with the one closest to Thurmont listed first.
    • Zora
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zora have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zora
      • Zora is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Carroll Valley
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carroll Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carroll Valley
      • Carroll Valley is located in Adams County (PA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,930 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll Valley <2>
    • Fairfield
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Virginia Mills
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Mills
      • Virginia Mills is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Greenmount
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenmount
      • Greenmount is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Orrtanna
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrtanna have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrtanna
      • Orrtanna is located in Adams County (PA)
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrtanna <2>
    • McKnightstown Station
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKnightstown Station
      • McKnightstown Station is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Cashtown - McKnightstown
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Seven Stars
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Stars have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Stars
      • Seven Stars is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Gettysburg
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Kingsdale
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsdale
      • Kingsdale is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Lake Heritage
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Heritage have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Heritage
      • Lake Heritage is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Cashtown
      (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashtown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashtown
      • Cashtown is located in Adams County (PA)
  • Cumberland County (PA)
    • Shippensburg
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shippensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shippensburg
      • Shippensburg is located in Cumberland County (PA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,682 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shippensburg <2>
  • Franklin County (PA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thurmont, with the one closest to Thurmont listed first.
    • Blue Ridge Summit
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Monterey
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey is located in Franklin County (PA)
    • Pen Mar
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pen Mar
      • Pen Mar is located in Franklin County (PA)
    • Beartown
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beartown
      • Beartown is located in Franklin County (PA)
    • Rouzerville
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rouzerville
      • Rouzerville is located in Franklin County (PA)
    • Wayne Heights
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayne Heights
      • Wayne Heights is located in Franklin County (PA)
    • Waynesboro
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Nunnery
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nunnery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nunnery
      • Nunnery is located in Franklin County (PA)
    • Quincy
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Zullinger
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zullinger
      • Zullinger is located in Franklin County (PA)
    • Waynecastle
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynecastle
      • Waynecastle is located in Franklin County (PA)
    • Mont Alto
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Alto
      • Mont Alto is located in Franklin County (PA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,729 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Alto <2>
    • Caledonia Park
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia Park
      • Caledonia Park is located in Franklin County (PA)
  • York County (PA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thurmont, with the one closest to Thurmont listed first.
    • Pennville
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennville
      • Pennville is located in York County (PA)
    • Hanover
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover is located in York County (PA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,783 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanover <2>
    • Bandanna
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bandanna
      • Bandanna is located in York County (PA)
    • Parkville
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkville
      • Parkville is located in York County (PA)
    • West Manheim
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Manheim
      • West Manheim is located in York County (PA)
    • Blackrock
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackrock
      • Blackrock is located in York County (PA)
  • Loudoun County (VA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thurmont, with the one closest to Thurmont listed first.
    • Lovettsville
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Lucketts
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucketts
      • Lucketts is located in Loudoun County (VA)
    • Bolington
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolington
      • Bolington is located in Loudoun County (VA)
  • Berkeley County (WV)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thurmont, with the one closest to Thurmont listed first.
    • Scrabble
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scrabble have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scrabble
      • Scrabble is located in Berkeley County (WV)
    • Falling Waters
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
    • Swan Pond
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Pond
      • Swan Pond is located in Berkeley County (WV)
    • Bedington
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedington
      • Bedington is located in Berkeley County (WV)
    • Little Georgetown
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Georgetown
      • Little Georgetown is located in Berkeley County (WV)
    • Baker Heights
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker Heights
      • Baker Heights is located in Berkeley County (WV)
  • Jefferson County (WV)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Thurmont, with the one closest to Thurmont listed first.
    • Shepherdstown
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherdstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherdstown
      • Shepherdstown is located in Jefferson County (WV)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,922 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherdstown <2>
    • Harpers Ferry
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Lower Town
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Town have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Town
      • Lower Town is located in Jefferson County (WV)
    • Bolivar
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivar have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
      • Bolivar is located in Jefferson County (WV)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,018 people
    • Bardane
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bardane
      • Bardane is located in Jefferson County (WV)

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Thurmont, see our County-by-County Page for Thurmont.

Newspapers Published in Thurmont ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thurmont.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Thurmont, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<3>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Thurmont.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Thurmont:

Cemeteries Near Thurmont ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thurmont.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Thurmont covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Thurmont, with the one closest to Thurmont listed first.

  • Blue Ridge Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
  • Apples Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Apples Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Apples Cemetery
  • Wellers Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Wellers Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Thurmont.
    • The Wellers Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Wellers United Brethren Church Cemetery
    • Wellers UMC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wellers Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #81757 <4>
  • Graceham Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graceham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graceham Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
  • Union Bethel Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Bethel Cemetery
  • Elder Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elder Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elder Cemetery
  • Old Mt. St. Marys Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Mt. St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Mt. St. Marys Cemetery
  • Dodge Chapel Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dodge Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dodge Chapel Cemetery
  • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  • Browns Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Browns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Browns Cemetery
  • Garfield Cemetery
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garfield Cemetery
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    • Otterbein Chapel Cemetery
      (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Otterbein Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Otterbein Chapel Cemetery
    • Mt. Prospect Hill Cemetery
      (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Prospect Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Prospect Hill Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Thurmont in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Thurmont.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Thurmont, with the one closest to Thurmont listed first.

  • Graceham
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graceham have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graceham
    • Graceham is located in Frederick County
  • Catoctin Furnace
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catoctin Furnace
    • Catoctin Furnace is located in Frederick County
  • Loys
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loys have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loys
    • Loys is located in Frederick County
  • Creagerstown
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creagerstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creagerstown
    • Creagerstown is located in Frederick County
  • Motters
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Motters have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Motters
    • Motters is located in Frederick County
  • Foxville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxville
    • Foxville is located in Frederick County
  • Lewistown
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
    • Lewistown is located in Frederick County
  • Sabillasville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sabillasville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabillasville
    • Sabillasville is located in Frederick County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sabillasville <2>
  • Rocky Ridge
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
    • Rocky Ridge is located in Frederick County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Ridge <2>
  • Garfield
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garfield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garfield
    • Garfield is located in Frederick County
  • New Midway
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Midway
    • New Midway is located in Frederick County
  • Blue Ridge Summit
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
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    • Highfield
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highfield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highfield
      • Highfield is located in Washington County
    • Emmitsburg
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmitsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmitsburg
      • Emmitsburg is located in Frederick County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,270 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmitsburg <2>
    • Edgemont
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgemont have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgemont
      • Edgemont is located in Washington County

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Thurmont. See our List of 1890's Communities around Thurmont.

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

The official website for Frederick County: www.co.frederick.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thurmont) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thurmont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6237, Longitude: -77.4116    
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Thurmont, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.









 

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