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October 17, 2022

Frederick is a robust city located in Maryland, United States. It’s located 50 miles from Baltimore but is considered part of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. 

This city is full of history, culture, and nature. 

Frederick Fun Facts:

  • Due to periodic flooding, Federick was likely settled in 1745 after dwellers abandoned Monocacy.
  • Daniel Dulany was a landowner, lawyer, and developer. He laid out the architectural plan for Frederick.
  • Schifferstadt is the oldest building in the city. It was built in 1756 by John Brunner, a German settler.
  • Johann Thomas Schley built the first modern house in the city. He was a schoolmaster from the Rhineland Palatinate. Schley died in 1970.
  • As of 2020, 78,171 people called Frederick home.  
  • The city is the second largest incorporated city in Maryland, second only to Baltimore. Baltimore has a total population of 576,498.
  • Frederick became Maryland’s capital city in 1861 after it was moved from Annapolis.
  • Frederick’s city motto is “The city of Clustered Spires.” The city’s flag and seal reflect the same idea picturing the city’s clustered spires.
  • Frederick was a major mining town in the 19th century. Copper, Gold and Marble were all mined here. 


  1. Susan Diederichsen

    i enjoy these but would like them better if there were more pictures.

  2. DG

    Annapolis is the capital of Maryland


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