Mechanicsville, Maryland

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
Census-designated place
Amish horse and buggy parking space, July 2016.
Amish horse and buggy parking space, July 2016.
Mechanicsville is located in Maryland
Mechanicsville
Mechanicsville
Mechanicsville is located in the US
Mechanicsville
Mechanicsville
Coordinates: 38°26′34″N 76°44′38″W / 38.44278°N 76.74389°W / 38.44278; -76.74389Coordinates: 38°26′34″N 76°44′38″W / 38.44278°N 76.74389°W / 38.44278; -76.74389
Country United States
State Maryland
County St. Mary's
Elevation 157 ft (48 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,508
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 20659
Area code(s) 301 and 240
GNIS feature ID 594822[2]

Mechanicsville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in St. Mary's County, Maryland.[2] It is adjacent to the community of Charlotte Hall, which is known for its agriculture, Amish population, large farmers' market/flea market, and the Maryland Veterans Home. Mechanicsville has many small businesses and restaurants along Maryland Route 5 and Maryland Route 235. This community is served by the St. Mary's County Public Schools including Chopticon High School. As of the 2010 Census, Mechanicsville had a population of 1,508 people.[1]

The Amish community in the Mechanicsville area consists of 8 church districts and about 1,000 people. The Amish first came to the area in 1940 after some members left the Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania over a conflict with schooling. The Amish in St. Mary's County maintain dairy and produce farms along with small Amish businesses. There is also an Old Order Mennonite community in the Mechanisville area. In recent years, increasing development has threatened the Amish community.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

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, Mechanicsville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

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