New Market, Maryland
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New Market, Maryland
Town
Town of New Market
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Location of New Market, Maryland
Location of New Market, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°23?1?N 77°16?24?W / 39.38361°N 77.27333°W / 39.38361; -77.27333Coordinates: 39°23?1?N 77°16?24?W / 39.38361°N 77.27333°W / 39.38361; -77.27333
Country
State  Maryland
County Frederick
Incorporated 1878[1]
Area[2]
 o Total 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 o Land 0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)
 o Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 545 ft (166 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 o Total 656
 o Estimate (2016)[4] 704
 o Density 820/sq mi (320/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 o Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21774
Area code(s) 301
FIPS code 24-55650
GNIS feature ID 0586175

New Market is a town in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. The population was 656 at the 2010 census. The town bills itself as the "Antiques capital of Maryland".

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.80 square miles (2.07 km2), all of it land.[2]

History

When Frederick, Maryland began being settled in 1745, trade routes between Frederick and Baltimore emerged. Present-day New Market developed along this road, which later was improved. It became known as the National Road and the Gateway to the West. In 1926, U.S. Route 40, a major coast-to-coast highway, was constructed and designated along the former National Road.

To accommodate travelers along this important colonial road, Nicholas Hall tried to plat the town of New Market in 1788. He likely had disputes with William Plummer, an owner of adjoining land and was unable to complete the project. On August 1, 1792, William Plummer laid out 36 lots for the town. Later, on January 29, 1793, Nicholas Hall laid out an additional 134 lots. On June 1, 1793, the first 19 lots were sold, initiating the town of New Market. As time passed, the town developed as an important stopping point along the route. Residents developed churches, hotels, inns, a post office, taverns, blacksmith shops, and other crucial services, including doctors.

The New Market Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[5]Henry Nelson House was listed on the NRHP in 1980 and Drummine Farm in 1987.[5]

Antiques Capital of Maryland

New Market is known as the Antiques Capital of Maryland. Downtown New Market is lined with many small shops specializing in the sale of antiques and other goods. While antiques tourism occurs year round, New Market holds two annual festivals that highlight the town's historic past. The "A Day in New Market" festival is held annually on the first Saturday in May. "Christmas in New Market" is held on the first Saturday in December every year as well. Both festivals celebrate the traditional life of 18th and 19th century residents. From June through October each year, New Market hosts monthly 2nd Saturday events, featuring artists, food, vendors, free concerts, and movies.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 656 people, 231 households, and 187 families residing in the town. The population density was 820.0 inhabitants per square mile (316.6/km2). There were 247 housing units at an average density of 308.8 per square mile (119.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 89.5% White, 5.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 231 households of which 50.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.0% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the town was 36.3 years. 29.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 7.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 census

According to the 2000 Census, there were 159 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median income for a household in the town was $62,292, and the median income for a family was $67,292. Males had a median income of $45,455 versus $25,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,102. None of the families and 0.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.9% of those over 64.

Education

Residents feed into four schools: New Market Elementary School, New Market Middle School, Oakdale High School and Linganore High School.[7]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "New Market". Maryland Manual. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017. 
  5. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ http://www.fcps.org
  8. ^ http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa050898.htm.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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