Sabillasville, Maryland

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Sabillasville, Maryland
Census-designated place
MD 550 through Sabillasville
MD 550 through Sabillasville
Sabillasville is located in Maryland
Sabillasville
Sabillasville
Sabillasville is located in the US
Sabillasville
Sabillasville
Location in Maryland
Coordinates: 39°42′5″N 77°27′28″W / 39.70139°N 77.45778°W / 39.70139; -77.45778Coordinates: 39°42′5″N 77°27′28″W / 39.70139°N 77.45778°W / 39.70139; -77.45778
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Frederick
Area
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 354
 • Density 236/sq mi (91.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21780
Area code(s) 301 and 240
FIPS code 24-69200
GNIS feature ID 0591206[1]

Sabillasville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Frederick County, Maryland, United States.[2] As of the 2010 census it had a population of 354.[3]

Victor Cullen School Power House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 and the Victor Cullen Center, Old Administration Building was listed in 1990.[4]

History[edit]

The first European settlers to arrive in the vicinity of Sabillasville were Swiss immigrants in the late-1750s.[5] 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).[6] 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).[7]

Geography[edit]

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.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Sabillasville CDP has an area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sabillasville
  2. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". Sabillasville (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Sabillasville CDP, Maryland". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "A Short History of Harbaugh Valley". Emmitsburg Area Historical Society.