New Market, Maryland

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New Market, Maryland
—  Town  —
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
CountryUnited States
StateMaryland
CountyFrederick
Area
 • Total0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Land0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation545 ft (166 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total656
 • Density937.1/sq mi (385.9/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code21774
Area code(s)301
FIPS code24-55650
GNIS feature ID0586175
 
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New Market, Maryland
—  Town  —
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
CountryUnited States
StateMaryland
CountyFrederick
Area
 • Total0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Land0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation545 ft (166 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total656
 • Density937.1/sq mi (385.9/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code21774
Area code(s)301
FIPS code24-55650
GNIS feature ID0586175

New Market is a town in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. The population was 427 at the 2000 census. The town bills itself as the "Antiques capital of Maryland".

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

History

When Frederick, Maryland began being settled in 1745, trade routes between Frederick and Baltimore emerged. One of these roads passed through present day New Market, and later became known as the National Road and the Gateway to the West. In 1954, U.S. Route 40, a major coast to coast highway, took over where the former National Road had stood. To accommodate the influx of travellers along this important colonial road, Nicholas Hall attempted to lay out the town of New Market in 1788, but was unable to do so, likely due to disputes with William Plummer, an owner of adjoining land. 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. One June 1, 1793, the town of New Market, Maryland was officially born when the first 19 lots were sold. As time passed, the town established itself as an important stopping point along the route, complete with churches, hotels, inns, doctors, a post office, taverns, blacksmith shops, and other crucial services to travellers along the road.

The New Market Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1] Henry Nelson House was listed in 1980 and Drummine Farm in 1987.[1]

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.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 656 people and 231 households residing in the town. The population density was 937.1 people per square mile (385.9/km²). There were 247 housing units at an average density of 352.9 per square mile (145.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.48% White, 5.49% African American and 2.29% Asian. People identifying themselves as Native American, "Some Other Race" or "Two or more Races" made up 2.74% of the population. People identifying themselves as Hispanic or Latino comprised 3.51% of the population.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 39.3% from 25 to 49, 16.9% from 50 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 males there were 110.9 females. For every 100 males there were 90.1 females.

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.

Prominent residents

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.