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The population of Burkittsville is approximately 186 (2007), 151 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 76 (2000), 69 (2010).

The amount of land area in Burkittsville is 1.065 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Burkittsville is 0.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Burkittsville to Washington DC is 48 miles. The distance to the Maryland state capital is 70 miles. (as the crow flies)
Burkittsville is positioned 39.39 degrees north of the equator and 77.62 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Burkittsville elevation is 587 feet above sea level.
Burkittsville per capita income is $24,919 (2000).
Burkittsville median income is $64,295 (2007).

The Burkittsville median home price is $385,318 (2007).

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Burkittsville location: in northern Maryland in the general Washington, D.C. area. Other nearby communities include Frederick, Rohrersville, Rosemont, Brunswick, Middletown, Boonsboro and Keedysville.

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Burkittsville history:

Burkittsville began as Harley’s Post Office in 1824 after one of two property owners, Major Joshua Harley. After Harley died in 1828, Henry Burkitt, the other property owner, renamed it Burkittsville. The town gradually added stores, a school, a tannery and other buildings.

During the Civil War, on 13 September 1862, there was a skirmish named the Battle of Crampton’s Gap. It is widely believed to have been the trigger to the Battle of Antietam which led, ultimately, to the Emancipation Declaration, a change in the war’s focus and the end of the conflict. Some of the buildings standing today, such as the Reformed and Lutheran churches and schoolhouse were hospitals for wounded on both sides of the war.

Here is a history page for Burkittsville. Also, try this history page for the town.
The incorporation date of Burkittsville: 1894

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Gathland State Park
This park contains the War Correspondents Arch which was built in 1896 and is 50 feet high and 40 feet wide.

Appalachian Trail National Scenic Trail
This trail is 2,167 miles long from Maine to Georgia. It opened completely in 1937. The trail may be accessed from Gathland State Park which is about a mile from Burkittsville.

Read about Spook Hill in Burkittsville.

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