Emmitsburg Historic District

The Emmitsburg Historic District is a national historic district in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland. The district is predominantly residential and includes most of the older area of the town extending along Main Street and Seton Avenue. Also included are several commercial buildings and churches interspersed among the dwellings. The buildings are primarily two-story sided log or brick, dating from the late 18th to the mid 19th centuries. Some later 19th century buildings in this area include some large Italianate-influenced buildings forming the northeast and southeast corners of the main square; an area destroyed by fire in 1863. Settlement began in the region during the 1730s, bringing Protestant Germans and Scotch-Irish from Pennsylvania, as well as English Catholics from Tidewater Maryland.[2]

Emmitsburg Historic District
Emmitsburg town square MD1.jpg
Emmitsburg town square
Emmitsburg Historic District is located in Maryland
Emmitsburg Historic District
Emmitsburg Historic District is located in the United States
Emmitsburg Historic District
LocationRoughly, Main St. E of Mountain View Cemetery to Creamery Rd. and Seton Ave. adjacent to Main, Emmitsburg, Maryland
Coordinates39°42′16″N 77°19′40″W / 39.70444°N 77.32778°W / 39.70444; -77.32778Coordinates: 39°42′16″N 77°19′40″W / 39.70444°N 77.32778°W / 39.70444; -77.32778
Area54 acres (22 ha)
Built1785 (1785)
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Italianate, Federal
NRHP reference No.92000076[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 10, 1992

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Paula S. Reed (July 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Emmitsburg Historic District" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.

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