Burkittsville Historic District

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Burkittsville Historic District is located in Maryland
Burkittsville Historic District
Burkittsville Historic District is located in the US
Burkittsville Historic District
Location MD 17 and Jefferson-Boonsboro Rd., Burkittsville, Maryland
Coordinates 39°23′31″N 77°37′39″W / 39.39194°N 77.62750°W / 39.39194; -77.62750Coordinates: 39°23′31″N 77°37′39″W / 39.39194°N 77.62750°W / 39.39194; -77.62750
Area 300 acres (120 ha)
Built 1790 (1790)
Architectural style Late Victorian, Greek Revival, Federal
NRHP Reference # 75000891[1]
Added to NRHP November 20, 1975

The Burkittsville Historic District comprises the small town of Burkittsville, Maryland. Located at a crossroads in western Frederick County, the town is a consistent collection of early 19th-century Federal style houses mixed with a few Victorian style houses that has remained virtually unchanged since 1900. The town is surrounded on three sides by an open, farmed landscape, and nestles against South Mountain on its western side.[2]

The town was involved in a number of Civil War actions, including the Battle of Crampton's Gap in 1862.

The Burkittsville Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Lawrence A. Way; Rev. H. Austin Cooper; Walton D. Stowell; Barbara Winslow & Mary Kay Winslow (May 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Burkittsville Historic District" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 

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