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The Robert S. Kinnaird
Collection of Historic
Thurmont Photographs.
A window into Thurmont’s
 past is as close as
your computer.

G8 Summit Timeline of Events
The White House announces that the G8 Summit will be held at Camp David
on May 18th & 19th
FNP Article

Cunningham Falls Park will be closed during the G-8 Summit
FNP Article


Frederick County Schools will be closed on May 18th.
FNP Article

Thurmont Watershed
will be closed
May 18th & 19th
Thurmont PD Notice

Thurmont Welcomes the World

May 18 & 19, 2012


These are a few scenes from Thurmont’s past.
Click here for an album of  Historic Thurmont photos.

Chosen for the excellent farmland, clear running streams and abundant woodlands and game, the village of Mechanicstown prospered and grew in the shadow of Catoctin Mountain. The late 1800’s saw many changes in our town including the arrival of the Western Maryland Railway and the Hagerstown and Frederick Rail Road. To accommodate the Western Maryland Railway the name of the town was changed so as not to be confused with similarly named communities on the line. After some debate the name Thurmont was adopted in 1874.

The Western Maryland brought additional prosperity to the Thurmont area by providing inexpensive transportation for passengers and freight. Many of the large homes in Thurmont were built as hotels and summer vacation homes. These fine buildings can be seen through out Thurmont. Farming also benefited and many of the large family farms remain today.

Thurmont has a long industrial history including the manufacture of some of the first self striking matches in the Americas. As with many small communities there were many mills, tanneries and assorted businesses. Recent industry included printing, shoe manufacturing, clothing and most recently the manufacture of housing.


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