Boonsboro, Maryland

Boonsboro, Maryland

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Town of Boonsboro, Maryland
settlement_type = Town
nickname =
motto =



imagesize = 250px
image_caption = The Washington Monument situated on a mountain overlooking Boonsboro in memory of the "father of our country.







mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location in Maryland


mapsize1 =
map_caption1 =
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Maryland
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Washington
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Charles F. Kauffman, Jr.
established_title = Founded
established_title2 = Incorporated
established_date = 1792
established_date2 = 1831
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 3.9
area_total_sq_mi = 1.5
area_land_km2 = 3.9
area_land_sq_mi = 1.5
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.01
area_water_percent = 0.66
area_urban_km2 = 3.43
area_urban_sq_mi = 1.34
area_metro_km2 =
area_metro_sq_mi =
population_as_of = 2007
population_note =
population_total = 3379
population_metro =
population_urban =
population_density_km2 = 833.8
population_density_sq_mi = 2168.0
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 39 |latm = 30 |lats = 30 |latNS = N
longd = 77 |longm = 39 |longs = 14 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 166
elevation_ft = 545
website = [http://www.boonsboro.org www.boonsboro.org]
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 21713
area_code = 301, 240
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 24-08625
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0589787
footnotes =

Boonsboro is an American town that lies at the foot of South Mountain in Washington County, Maryland. It nearly borders Frederick County and is proximate to the Antietam National Battlefield. As of 2007, the town population was 3,379. [ [http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2007-04-24.csv Table 4: Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Maryland, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007] , U.S. Census Bureau, 2007. Released 09 July 2008. Retrieved 09 July 2008.]

Geography

Boonsboro is located at coor dms|39|30|30|N|77|39|14|W|city GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it is land and 0.66% is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,803 people, 1,068 households, and 723 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,851.0 people per square mile (716.7/km²). There were 1,109 housing units at an average density of 732.3/sq mi (283.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.04% White, 0.75% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 1,068 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,476, and the median income for a family was $48,155. Males had a median income of $37,683 versus $25,673 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,430. About 7.8% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Boonsboro has a 7-member Town Council, which serves as the legislative body of the Town. In Boonsboro, from 1831 through 1939, Mayors (originally burgesses) were elected annually. From 1940 through 1975, they served two-year terms. Since 1976, Mayors have been chosen for four-year terms.

Boonsboro's current Mayor is Charles F. (Skip) Kauffman, Jr. Previous Mayors include:
*1831-1835 Jonathan Shafer
*1835-1836 David Brookhart
*1836-1837 Lewis Fletcher
*1837-1838 Joseph O'Neal
*1838-1839 Anthony McBride
*1839-1840 Joseph Knox
*1840-1841 Charles Perry
*1841-1843 Jacob Smith
*1843-1845 James Chambers
*1845-1846 Andrew Newcomer
*1846-1847 Lewis Fletcher
*1847-1848 James Chambers
*1848-1850 David Gilbert
*1850-1851 David H. Keedy
*1851-1852 J. C. Brining
*1852-1853 William H. Miller
*1853-1854 P. B. Stouffer
*1854-1855 J. C. Brining
*1855-1856 John Stonesifer
*1856-1857 Jacob Smith
*1857-1859 James Chambers
*1859-1860 Joseph O'Neal
*1860-1862 Tyrus Welty
*1862-1864 James Chambers
*1864-1865 George Numan
*1865-1867 Josiah Knodle
*1867-1868 Jacob Blecker
*1868-1869 David Schlosser
*1869-1872 John H. Smith
*1872-1874 Anslem Waters
*1874-1876 Elias Cost
*1876-1877 George Hoffman
*1877-1880 William Welck
*1880-1881 Thomas E. Smith
*1881-1882 John Murdock
*1882-1883 George Nyman
*1883-1885 John H. Lakin
*1885-1886 John C. Brining
*1886-1887 William E. Itnyre
*1887-1888 A. M. V. B. Deaner
*1888-1889 Frank Smith
*1889-1891 John R. Fletcher
*1891-1892 John E. Smith
*1892-1893 Matthew O'Brn
*1893-1894 M. L. Storm
*1894-1895 Eli Wade
*1895-1897 James P. Ford
*1897-1898 Frank E. Newcomer
*1898-1899 William L. Irwin
*1899-1901 John R. Fletcher
*1901-1902 O. J. Stotlemyer
*1902-1904 Elias E. Martz
*1904-1905 C. C. Ford
*1905-1906 George M. Stover
*1906-1909 G. J. Roudabush
*1909-1910 Elias E. Martz
*1910-1911 G. J. Roudabush
*1911-1912 H. G. Routzahn
*1912-1916 G. J. Roudabush
*1916-1917 George M. Stover
*1917-1919 J. L. Danner
*1919-1920 H. P. Lynch
*1920-1921 Harvey J. Huffer
*1921-1925 George McBride
*1925-1926 Oscar Morgan
*1926-1929 George McBride
*1929-1934 H. S. Bomberger
*1934-1935 Alfred C. Huffer
*1935-1938 D. Frank Miller
*1938-1940 John Hershberger
*1940-1942 John Hershberger
*1942-1960 John B. Wheeler
*1960-1970 John L. Herr
*1970-1974 Kenneth E. Ramsburg
*1974-1976 Edward T. Weaver
*1976-1980 Stuart L. Mullendore
*1980-1988 John L. Herr
*1988- Charles F. (Skip) Kauffman, Jr.

Education

*Greenbrier Elementary School

Boonsboro is also served by a 90 acre 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 Martin R. Green. [ [http://www.wcboe.k12.md.us/custom_pages/030/Main/Principal.html Message from BHS Principal] Retrieved 11 September 2008.]

Notable residents and natives

*Janet Doub Erickson, 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, MD on September 8, 1820.
*Charlotte Winters, 109, oldest surviving American World War I veteran. Served in the Navy.Nora Roberts, prolific author

Attractions

*Crystal Grottoes
*Washington Monument State Park
* [http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/greenbrier.html Greenbrier State Park]
* [http://www.oldsouthmountaininn.com/ Old South Mountain Inn]
*Stoney Creek Farm
*South Mountain State Battlefield

References

External links

* [http://www.boonsboro.org Town of Boonsboro Website]


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