Houses along Fairplay Road and Spielman Road in Fairplay
|• Total||1.204 sq mi (3.12 km2)|
|• Land||1.204 sq mi (3.12 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||469 ft (143 m)|
|• Density||480/sq mi (190/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||240 & 301|
|GNIS feature ID||590186|
Fairplay is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Washington County, Maryland, United States. Its population was 580 as of the 2010 census. It is sometimes recognized along with neighboring Tilghmanton as Fairplay-Tilghmanton; the two communities share a post office as well as a fire company. Fairplay is between Hagerstown, Maryland and Sharpsburg, Maryland along Maryland Route 65 and is part of the Hagerstown Metropolitan Area. Marsh Mills was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
According to tradition, Fairplay was so named on account of the welcoming nature of the first settlers.
- "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
- "Fairplay". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 48.
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