Fairplay, Maryland

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Fairplay, Maryland
Houses along Fairplay Road and Spielman Road in Fairplay
Houses along Fairplay Road and Spielman Road in Fairplay
Fairplay, Maryland is located in Maryland
Fairplay, Maryland
Fairplay, Maryland
Fairplay, Maryland is located in the United States
Fairplay, Maryland
Fairplay, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°32′11″N 77°44′51″W / 39.53639°N 77.74750°W / 39.53639; -77.74750Coordinates: 39°32′11″N 77°44′51″W / 39.53639°N 77.74750°W / 39.53639; -77.74750
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.20 sq mi (3.12 km2)
 • Land1.20 sq mi (3.12 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
469 ft (143 m)
 • Total537
 • Density446.01/sq mi (172.19/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)301, 240
FIPS code24-27425
GNIS feature ID590186[2]

Fairplay is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Washington County, Maryland, United States.[2] Its population was 580 as of the 2010 census.[3] 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 located between Hagerstown and Sharpsburg, 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.[4]

According to tradition, Fairplay was so named on account of the welcoming nature of the first settlers.[5]

Refugee Resettlement Watch, an anti-Muslim hate group, has its headquarters in Fairplay.[6]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 1.204 square miles (3.12 km2), all land.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Fairplay". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  3. ^ a b "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 48.
  6. ^ "Maryland Hate Groups: Map Shows Active Racist Organizations". The Patch. Retrieved 2020-12-25.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.