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Silver Spring
Montgomery County, Maryland

ZipCodes
20901, 20902, 20903, 20904, 20905, 20906, 20907, 20908, 20910, 20911, 20914, 20915, 20916, 20918, 20997




Page Contents for Silver Spring, Maryland

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Silver Spring is approximately 81,170 (2007), 71452 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 31,208 (2000), 28603 (2010).
The amount of land area in Silver Spring is 31.575 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Silver Spring is 9.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Silver Spring to Washington DC is 7 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 29 miles. (as the crow flies)
Silver Spring is positioned 39.01 degrees north of the equator and 77.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Silver Spring elevation is 340 feet above sea level.
Silver Spring per capita income is $ 26,357 (2000).
Silver Spring median income is $ 72,901 (2007).
The Silver Spring median home price is $ 490,400 (2007).

Location

in central Maryland about six miles from Washington, D.C. and about two miles from Takoma Park. Other nearby communities include Kemp Mill, Forest Glen, Langley Park, White Oak, Adelphi, Chillum and North Chevy Chase.
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Weather


seasonal with all four seasons distinctly represented. Here is a local weather page.
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History & History Related Items

Francis Preston Blair and his daughter, Elizabeth discovered a spring flowing with chips of mica in 1840. Within two years he built a large home here on 250 acres that he called Silver Spring. His son, Montgomery, built the Falkland house here also. A few years later, Elizabeth married Samuel Phillips Lee. During the Civil War, Silver Spring was taken by the Confederate army. Afterward the Falkland home was razed by the fleeing soldiers. When the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was completed here in 1873 it ran from Washingon, D.C. to Point of Rocks and went through Silver Spring. This helped the area to grow and prosper. Development began around the same time when Selina Wilson divided part of her farm into small parcels.

Try this interesting timeline brought to you by the Silver Spring Historical Society.
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Attractions

Downtown Silver Spring

Acorn Park
1190 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The park is thought to be the location of the spring that looked silver and inspired the named of Silver spring for the community.
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Silver Spring City Government

Silver Spring, Maryland Official Website

Silver Spring Government Center
8818 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 240-777-3100

Silver Spring is an unincorporated area of Montgomery County. It is a Census-Designated Place (CDP) as designated by the US Census Bureau. It is governed by Montgomery County. Though the boundaries are not officially defined, there is a designated area for Silver Spring. The area is second in size in the state only to Baltimore.


Montgomery County Silver Spring Regional Center for Community Services, Redevelopment and other county information.

Silver Spring Chamber

Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce
8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 203
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Phone: 301-565-3777
Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015

Silver Spring Organizations

Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce
8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 203
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Phone: 301-565-3777
Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015

Silver Spring Libraries

Silver Spring Library
8901 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 240-773-9420

Silver Spring Library is part of the Montgomery County Library
21 Maryland Ave., Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-0002

Silver Spring Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850

This page lists all the schools in the area plus other school information. Silver Spring

Miscellany

The population of Silver Spring was:
1990 - 76,046
2000 - 76,540
2007 - 81,170

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 33,494
2000 - 31,208


Median age:
2000 - 34.2 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 51,653
2007 - $ 72,901

Median house value:
2000 - $ 183,300
2007 - $ 490,400

Silver Spring is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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