About Frederick Maryland

About Frederick Maryland

Carroll Creek downtown Frederick

Frederick Maryland, the county seat of Frederick County, is what residents lovingly refer to as a “small-city, large town” kind of place. It still carries the friendliness and openness of a large town, but has the amenities and attractions of a small city. There is much to love about Frederick Maryland life. Located less than an hour from Baltimore and about the same distance from Washington, D.C., Frederick is perfectly located to enjoy what these large cities have to offer, but far enough away to have it’s own culture and sense of community.

The City of Frederick has a population of roughly 60,000, while the County population is over 225,000 million, still considered a small population compared to the counties nearer to Washington D.C. and Baltimore.

Frederick is located near the panhandle of Western MD, and is considered a part of the Washington DC & Baltimore Metropolitan area.  As the biotech corridor extends up I-270 into Frederick County, many major employers are located within a commuting distance of Frederick.

The largest employers in Frederick are Fort Detrick, employing over 9000, Frederick Memorial Healthcare System, employing over 2300, Bechtel, with 2200, then Wells Fargo and SAIC tie, with close to 1900 employees.  The largest government employer is the Frederick County School System, employing more than 5300, then the Frederick County Government, which employs over 2400.

Frederick Md is rich in history, from the colonial, to the 19th century, and civil war history. Major attractions include the National Museum of Civil war Medicine, The Barbara Fritchie House, many civil war battle fields including Monocacy Battlefield, located south of Frederick. There are many more historic places about Frederick Maryland that make it a historical treasure. One of the latest destination places for visitors has become the Historic District in downtown Frederick, a 50-square-block area with Federal and Victorian architecture, boasting unique shops and fabulous restaurants.

Baker Park Covered Bridge

Covered Bridge in Baker Park

Frederick surrounded many National, State and County Parks.  Baker Park is the largest of the City Parks, with activities for all, from picnic areas and playgrounds, sports fields and tennis courts, to an outdoor amphitheater where music and theater is enjoyed during the warm months.

More about Frederick Maryland History.
More about Frederick Maryland  Parks.
More about What to do in Frederick Maryland.

Baker Park Frederick Maryland

Clock Tower in Baker Park


  1. Alan Christian

    Today is the final day of the Annual Frederick 48 Fund Raising Event. Last year, more than $300,000 were raised to benefit nonprofit organizations in Frederick County, and it is hoped that at least that much will be raised in 2013. Thanks to this blog for promoting the event. The more publicity it gets, the more money will be donated to very worthy causes. I would really recommend people take a look at the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs as part of this campaign. It is the largest supplier of emergency financial assistance in Frederick County and has more than 30 years of service to local families facing a crisis. You can find out more about the Coalition and Frederick 48 by going to http://www.thereligiouscoalition.org Thanks for the support you have given in the past. Alan Christian

  2. Best Wishes to you all! You do great work.

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