Barnesville, Maryland

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Barnesville, Maryland
Town
Town of Barnesville
Location of Barnesville, Maryland
Location of Barnesville, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°13′19″N 77°22′40″W / 39.22194°N 77.37778°W / 39.22194; -77.37778Coordinates: 39°13′19″N 77°22′40″W / 39.22194°N 77.37778°W / 39.22194; -77.37778
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Montgomery
Area[1]
 • Total 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Land 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 554 ft (169 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 172
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 177
 • Density 351.0/sq mi (135.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 20838
Area code(s) 301
FIPS code 24-04475
GNIS feature ID 0589696

Barnesville is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It was incorporated in 1888. The population was 172 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Maryland General Assembly chartered the town of Barnesville in 1811 and named it in honor of its earliest settler, Williams Barnes.[4] In its early years, the village developed as a regional center for industry and commerce, with two taverns, a blacksmith shop, and a resident physician, a Dr. Lisle.[5] In the 1830s, Barnesville Academy operated on the Hays Farm under the leadership of Irish immigrant Thomas Carr Lannan. [6] Jesuit Ministers from Frederick, Maryland first held mass in Barnesville and led in the creation of St. Mary's Church in 1807.[7] The church yard contains several graves from immigrant workers who died of cholera while building the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Barnesville Baptist Church was organized in 1871 and still worships in its original frame building on the east side of the town.

Geography[edit]

Barnesville is located at 39°13′19″N 77°22′40″W / 39.22194°N 77.37778°W / 39.22194; -77.37778 (39.221975, -77.377813).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Barnesville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 154
1920 149 −3.2%
1930 110 −26.2%
1940 121 10.0%
1950 130 7.4%
1960 145 11.5%
1970 162 11.7%
1980 141 −13.0%
1990 170 20.6%
2000 161 −5.3%
2010 172 6.8%
Est. 2015 178 [10] 3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 172 people, 67 households, and 55 families residing in the town. The population density was 351.0 inhabitants per square mile (135.5/km2). There were 71 housing units at an average density of 144.9 per square mile (55.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 91.3% White, 2.3% African American, 1.7% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 4.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 67 households of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 17.9% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the town was 48 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.4% were from 25 to 44; 40.2% were from 45 to 64; and 17.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 161 people, 59 households, and 49 families residing in the town. The population density was 330.7 people per square mile (126.9/km²). There were 65 housing units at an average density of 133.5 per square mile (51.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.89% White, 1.86% African American, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 59 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.2% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.3% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $78,791, and the median income for a family was $79,581. Males had a median income of $52,188 versus $50,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $38,001. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.

Town Government[edit]

The Town of Barnesville is an incorporated municipality in Montgomery County in the State of Maryland. Management of the town's affairs is the responsibility of three Commissioners, elected biannually. The Commissioners select from among them a President who is informally known as the Mayor of the Town.

Elected in May 2005 were Pete Menke, Bonnie Brown, and Luke Fedders. Pete Menke was again selected as the President of the Commissioners for the 2005 - 2007 session.

Past Presidents of Commission[edit]

1948-1950 Mary Morningstar
1950 L. B. Moon
1950-1959 Mark P. Jeffers
1959-1963 Harold Cooley
1963-1965 Leslie Tod Luhn
1965-1969 Elizabeth H. Tolbert
1969-1971 Jerome Offutt
1971-1975 George Wood
1975-2001 Elizabeth H. Tolbert
2001-2008 Peter T. Menke
2008 - Current Luke Fedders

Barnesville community[edit]

At the top of a ridge with views of Sugarloaf Mountain to the north and the Catoctin Mountain and Blue Ridge ranges to the west, Barnesville enjoys a connection with the rhythms of the natural world while being within commuting distance of the nation's capital. The town's motto, "A Caring Community", is a testament to the sense of place enjoyed by the town's residents and their neighbors in the Agricultural Reserve of Western Montgomery County.

Barnesville is served by the MARC commuter rail system. The station building was originally a gas metering station in Rockville; it was moved to Barnesville in 1977.

Education[edit]

Barnesville is served by the Montgomery County Public Schools.

Schools that serve Barnesville include:

  • The Barnesville School, a private school for children who are three years of age through eighth grade
  • Monocacy Elementary School
  • John Poole Middle School
  • Poolesville High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
  4. ^ Scharf, J. Thomas (1882). History of Western Maryland. Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts. p. 728. 
  5. ^ Scharf, J. Thomas (1882). History of Western Maryland. Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts. p. 728. 
  6. ^ Scharf, J. Thomas (1882). History of Western Maryland. Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts. p. 729. 
  7. ^ Saint Mary's Parish. "A Brief History of St. Mary's Parish". 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Barnesville, Maryland
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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