Bloomington, Maryland

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Bloomington
CDP
Bloomington, Maryland is located in Maryland
Bloomington, Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
Coordinates: 39°28′48″N 79°4′16″W / 39.48000°N 79.07111°W / 39.48000; -79.07111Coordinates: 39°28′48″N 79°4′16″W / 39.48000°N 79.07111°W / 39.48000; -79.07111
Country United States
State Maryland
County Garrett
Population (2010)
 • Total 305
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Bloomington is a census-designated place (CDP) at the confluence of the North Branch Potomac River and Savage River in southeastern Garrett County, Maryland. It lies to the west of Luke on MD 135 (state highway 135) and is bounded to the northwest by Savage River State Forest. The population of Bloomington is 305.

Bloomington Viaduct in January 2014

Originally known as Llangollen when the town's post office was established on December 4, 1872, its name was later changed to Bloomington. Jennings Randolph Lake to the southwest was completed in 1982 as Bloomington Lake but was renamed in 1987 by the United States Congress for West Virginia Senator William Jennings Randolph.

Borderside was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1] The Bloomington Viaduct was listed in 1976.[1]

A proposal has been filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by Fairlawn Hydroelectric Company to construct a 10.5 MW hydroelectric facility at the Army Corps of Engineers-operated dam for the lake.[2] If approved, construction could occur as early as 2012.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bloomington has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Fairlawn Hydroelectric Company, LLC.; Notice of Intent To File License Application, 73 F.R. 30390 (May 27, 2008).
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Bloomington, Maryland