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Welcome to Thurmont ...

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

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

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

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

The community of 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) and (240)<4>

The ZIP code for Thurmont: 21788<5>

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 [Frederick County]
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    • Frederick [Frederick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Thurmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,308 people
    • Former names for Frederick:
    • Frederick City
    • Frederick Town
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick<7>
  • Hagerstown [Washington County]
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    • Hagerstown [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Thurmont
    • 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<7>
  • Waynesboro [Franklin County]
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    • Waynesboro [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Thurmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,906 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<7>
  • Gettysburg [Adams County]
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    • Gettysburg [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Thurmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,708 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gettysburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gettysburg<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taneytown [Carroll County]
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      • Taneytown [Carroll County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Thurmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taneytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taneytown<7>
    • Walkersville [Frederick County]
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      • Walkersville [Frederick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Thurmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkersville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walkersville<7>
    • Middletown [Frederick County]
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      • Middletown [Frederick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Thurmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<7>
    • Littlestown [Adams County]
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      • Littlestown [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Thurmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,498 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littlestown<7>
    • Carroll Valley [Adams County]
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      • Carroll Valley [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Thurmont
      • 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.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carroll Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll Valley<7>
    • Boonsboro [Washington County]
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      • Boonsboro [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Thurmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonsboro<7>

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that 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 about the above, see References and Mentions for Thurmont on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Maryland

About Frederick County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thurmont. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThurmontOur 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    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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