Grahamtown, Maryland

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Grahamtown, Maryland
Census-designated place
Grahamtown, Maryland is located in Maryland
Grahamtown, Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
Coordinates: 39°38′46″N 78°55′19″W / 39.64611°N 78.92194°W / 39.64611; -78.92194Coordinates: 39°38′46″N 78°55′19″W / 39.64611°N 78.92194°W / 39.64611; -78.92194
Country United States
State Maryland
County Allegany
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,880 ft (570 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 364
 • Density 2,518/sq mi (972.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 24-34425
GNIS feature ID 2583634

Grahamtown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Allegany County, Maryland, United States, located at the southeast edge of Frostburg. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 364.[1] It is part of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The town takes its name from Curtin Graham, who owned a farmhouse at this site, surrounded by several small service buildings in the 1880s. A fire gutted the farmhouse in 1995, leaving only an uninhabited shell. Grahamtown is also known as Wright's Crossing, marking the point where Maryland Route 36 crosses Welsh Hill.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Grahamtown CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ Connie Beachy (1999). "Grahamtown & Wright's Crossing". Ancestry.com.