MD 550 through Sabillasville
|• Total||1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)|
|• Land||1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,108 ft (338 m)|
|• Density||236/sq mi (91.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||301 and 240|
|GNIS feature ID||0591206|
The first European settlers to arrive in the vicinity of Sabillasville were Swiss immigrants in the late-1750s. Among the earliest settlers was Peter Zollinger (or Zullinger), who owned the land on which the present-day village is located. In 1813, the village was laid out by Andrew Smith and named Sabillasville in honor of Savilla Zollinger (wife of Peter). In 1872, the Western Maryland Railroad reached Sabillasville on its line leading from Baltimore to Hagerstown and the surrounding area soon developed into a summer resort called Pen Mar (a portmanteau of Pennsylvania and Maryland).
The town is located in the northwest corner of Frederick County at an elevation of 1,100 feet (340 m) above sea level, in the Harbaugh Valley, between South Mountain to the northwest and Wertenbaker Hill to the southeast. Maryland Route 550 passes through the town, leading northwest 2 miles (3 km) to Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, and southeast 7 miles (11 km) to Thurmont.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sabillasville
- "Geographic Names Information System". Sabillasville (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Sabillasville CDP, Maryland". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Scharf, J. Thomas (1882). History of Western Maryland: Being a history of Frederick, Montgomery, Allegany, and Garrett Counties from the earliest period to the present day. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts. p. 612.
- Scharf, J. Thomas (1882). History of Western Maryland: Being a history of Frederick, Montgomery, Allegany, and Garrett Counties from the earliest period to the present day. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts. p. 614.
- "A Short History of Harbaugh Valley". Emmitsburg Area Historical Society.
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