It is located in western Allegany County along Maryland Route 36, which leads north 9 miles (14 km) to Frostburg and 7 miles (11 km) south to Westernport. The town is situated in the valley of Georges Creek between two high ridges: Big Savage Mountain to the northwest, and Dans Mountain to the southeast. The Town is named for Christian Edward Detmold of Lonaconing Iron Furnace fame. It is located south of Lonaconing, along route 36. It had a population of 71 in 2010.