Crellin, Maryland

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Crellin
Census-designated place
Crellin, Maryland is located in Maryland
Crellin, Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
Coordinates: 39°23′20″N 79°27′55″W / 39.38889°N 79.46528°W / 39.38889; -79.46528Coordinates: 39°23′20″N 79°27′55″W / 39.38889°N 79.46528°W / 39.38889; -79.46528
Country United States
State Maryland
County Garrett
Population (2010)
 • Total 264
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Crellin is a census-designated place (CDP) in Garrett County, Maryland, United States with a population of 264.[1] There is one small school in Crellin named Crellin Elementary School and visited Washington D.C. for winning the U.S. Green School Award of 2007.

Crellin was built as a company town, having been home to a large coal mining and lumber operation at the turn of the 20th century. The Preston Railroad, which had been named for the West Virginia county that the railroad crossed into several times along its route, was also based in Crellin, but closed down in the late 1950s. While the town survives today, very little remains to show that the original lumbering, mining, and railroad operations ever existed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". Crellin (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29.