Boonsboro, Maryland facts for kids
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Location in Maryland
|• Town||3.06 sq mi (7.92 km2)|
|• Land||3.05 sq mi (7.91 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2) 0.34%|
|• Urban||1.34 sq mi (3.43 km2)|
|Elevation||545 ft (166 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,197.18/sq mi (462.25/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern)|
|Area code(s)||301, 240|
|GNIS feature ID||0589787|
Boonsboro is a town in Washington County, Maryland, United States, located at the foot of South Mountain. It nearly borders Frederick County and is proximate to the Antietam National Battlefield. The population was 3,336 at the 2010 census.
Local lore asserts Boonsboro was founded by George Boone, a cousin of Daniel Boone, and was originally named "Margaretsville" after his wife. The town was incorporated as Boonesborough in 1831. Local newspapers and villagers preferred the name Boonsboro. The former name was used on some documents as late as 1903.
Boonsboro lies on what used to be the National Road. Today it is known as either the Old National Pike or Alt-U.S. 40. In Boonsboro it is Main Street.
The town suffered a fire at the former Asaro's (its successor Vesta moved to the building across) in 2007, and a fire at the former inn in 2008. That fire completely gutted the inn, which was on the verge of being renovated and reopened. The Inn BoonsBoro finally opened a year later; it is owned by best-selling romance novelist Nora Roberts.
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.91 square miles (7.54 km2), of which, 2.90 square miles (7.51 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,336 people, 1,237 households, and 879 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,150.3 inhabitants per square mile (444.1/km2). There were 1,327 housing units at an average density of 457.6 per square mile (176.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.4% White, 2.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.
There were 1,237 households, of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.
The median age in the town was 40.8 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.
- Crystal Grottoes
- Washington Monument State Park
- Greenbrier State Park
- Old South Mountain Inn
- Stoney Creek Farm
- South Mountain State Battlefield
- Boonsboro cantaloupes
- Inn Boonsboro (Themed Bed and Breakfast owned by Nora Roberts)
- Boonesborough Museum of History
- Boonsboro Trolley Museum
- Bowman House
Boonsboro is served by a 90-acre (360,000 m2) educational complex. It consists of the following schools:
- Boonsboro Elementary School
- Boonsboro Middle School
- Boonsboro High School
The current principal of Boonsboro High School is Sherry Hamilton.
The primary means of travel to and from Boonsboro is by road. Five main highways serve the town, with the most prominent of these being U.S. Route 40 Alternate. US 40 Alt follows Main Street through central Boonsboro, linking westward to Hagerstown and eastward to Frederick. In addition to US 40 Alt, Maryland Route 34 connects Boonsboro to Sharpsburg, Maryland Route 66 connects the town to Interstate 70, Maryland Route 67 connects it to U.S. Route 340, and Maryland Route 68 links to Interstate 81 and Williamsport.
- See also: Category:People from Washington County, Maryland
- Janet Doub Erickson, co-founder of the Blockhouse of Boston, artist and educator (born in Hagerstown Hospital to a Boonsboro farming family, she spent her childhood there).
- William Thomas Hamilton, 38th Governor of Maryland, U.S. Senator, & U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 2nd District and 4th District. Born in Boonsboro on 8 September 1820.
- Edwin R. Keedy (1880–1958), Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School
- The late Charlotte Winters, 109, once the oldest surviving female American World War I veteran. Served in the navy.
- Nora Roberts, author of over 170 romantic novels and entrepreneur of several businesses in Boonsboro.
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