Currently there are about 6,000 residents in Thurmont with another two thousand or so in close proximity to town. Thurmont operates its own electric distribution company as well as water and waste water facilities. The town Government consists of a five member Board of Commissioners, one of which is elected Mayor.
There are four schools serving Thurmont with a total of approximately 2,000 students enrolled. The community is served by the all volunteer Guardian Hose Company and by the volunteer members of the Thurmont Ambulance Company.
There are several parks within the town providing sports fields, children's playgrounds, tennis courts, wooded walking trails and picnic facilities.
Thurmont is adjoined by both State and Federal Parklands. The National Park Service maintains the Catoctin Mountain Park with many miles of trails, overlooks, camping facilities and historic exhibits. The State Parks include a large lake, historic sites, overlooks, trails and waterfalls.
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