New Market, Maryland
|New Market, Maryland|
|Town of New Market|
|Country||United States of America|
|• Total||0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)|
|• Land||0.80 sq mi (2.07 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||545 ft (166 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||676|
|• Density||820.0/sq mi (316.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0586175|
When Frederick, Maryland began being settled in 1745, trade routes between Frederick and Baltimore emerged. One of these roads passed through present day New Market, and later became known as the National Road and the Gateway to the West. In 1954, U.S. Route 40, a major coast to coast highway, took over where the former National Road had stood. To accommodate the influx of travellers along this important colonial road, Nicholas Hall attempted to lay out the town of New Market in 1788, but was unable to do so, likely due to disputes with William Plummer, an owner of adjoining land. On August 1, 1792, William Plummer laid out 36 lots for the town. Later, on January 29, 1793, Nicholas Hall laid out an additional 134 lots. One June 1, 1793, the town of New Market, Maryland was officially born when the first 19 lots were sold. As time passed, the town established itself as an important stopping point along the route, complete with churches, hotels, inns, doctors, a post office, taverns, blacksmith shops, and other crucial services to travellers along the road.
Antiques Capital of Maryland
New Market is known as the Antiques Capital of Maryland. Downtown New Market is lined with many small shops specializing in the sale of antiques and other goods. While antiques tourism occurs year round, New Market holds two annual festivals that highlight the town's historic past. The "A Day in New Market" festival is held annually on the first Saturday in May. "Christmas in New Market" is held on the first Saturday in December every year as well. Both festivals celebrate the traditional life of 18th and 19th century residents.
As of the census of 2010, there were 656 people, 231 households, and 187 families residing in the town. The population density was 820.0 inhabitants per square mile (316.6 /km2). There were 247 housing units at an average density of 308.8 per square mile (119.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 89.5% White, 5.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.
There were 231 households of which 50.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.0% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.11.
The median age in the town was 36.3 years. 29.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.5% were from 45 to 64; and 7.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.
According to the 2000 Census, there were 159 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.24.
The median income for a household in the town was $62,292, and the median income for a family was $67,292. Males had a median income of $45,455 versus $25,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,102. None of the families and 0.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 6.9% of those over 64.
- William Plummer Benton, New Market native who served as a general from Indiana in the American Civil War
- John Vincent Atanasoff, Bulgarian-American inventor, created the first binary computer, Atanasoff–Berry Computer, writing the concept in 1937 on a cocktail napkin after having a few glasses of scotch whiskey.
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- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa050898.htm. Missing or empty
- Official website of the town. Includes detailed history.
- News story concerning Adventure Park USA-source for much info added
- Homepage of Adventure Park USA
- NewMarketToday.com New Market, Maryland Business Owners' website
- New Market VFD #15 Official Website of the New Market Volunteer Fire Department