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Welcome to Thurmont ...

The town of Thurmont is located in Frederick County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Thurmont, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1911.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thurmont has a population of 6,926 people<2> (see below for details).

Thurmont is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Thurmont: (301) & (240)<4>

The ZIP code for Thurmont: 21788<5>

Going back to its beginning, The community of Thurmont was originally named Mechanicstown. For more information about the names of Thurmont, see The Names of Thurmont on our Genealogy Page.

Websites for Thurmont ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.frederickchamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Thurmont, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thurmont had an population of 6,926 people. This is an increase of 12.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thurmont had a population of 6,170 people. This makes Thurmont the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Thurmont represents 0.11% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 33rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,170 people, the population of Thurmont increased 10.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,588 people).

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

Communities near Thurmont ...

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

  • Frederick
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • 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 TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick <6>
  • Hagerstown
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagerstown
    • Hagerstown is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,918 people
    • Former name for Hagerstown:
    • Hager's Town
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hagerstown <6>
  • Waynesboro
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Gettysburg
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Taneytown
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Walkersville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Walkersville
    • Walkersville is located in Frederick County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,574 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walkersville <6>
  • Middletown
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
    • Middletown is located in Frederick County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,910 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown <6>
  • Littlestown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • 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.<7> 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 <6>
  • Boonsboro
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonsboro
    • Boonsboro is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,655 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonsboro <6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thurmont ...

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

Adding Thurmont to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Thurmont 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 Thurmont was on a map titled Map of Maryland (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for 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>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Frederick, 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 Thurmont.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thurmont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<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 town (such as Thurmont). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thurmont or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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