Category archives for: Towns and Cities

Silver Spring


Silver Spring is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It is the fourth most populated place in Maryland with a population of 71,452 (2010). Silver Spring takes its name from a mica-flecked spring discovered there in 1840 by Francis Preston Blair. Acorn Park, located in the Southern part of [...]

Takoma Park


Takoma Park is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It is a suburb of Washington, D.C., and part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1883 and incorporated in 1890, Takoma Park, also referred to as “Azalea City,” is situated along the Metropolitan Branch of the historic Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The city’s [...]



Rockville is a city located in the central region of Montgomery County, Maryland and is the county seat. Rockville’s population was 61,209 in 2010, making it the third largest incorporated city in Maryland. The name Rockville is believed to be derived from Rock Creek.



Gaithersburg is a city located in Montgomery County, Maryland. Gaithersburg had a population of 59,933 in 2010, making it the fourth largest incorporated city in the state. Gaithersburg is considered a suburb and a primary city within the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gaithersburg was incorporated in 1878. Gaithersburg is divided into east and west [...]



Damascus is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It is the last dry place in the county. The name “Damascus” comes from a reference presumably to Damascus, Syria, and was first used in an official document in 1816, when the United States Congress approved a postal route through [...]

Chevy Chase

The Town of Chevy Chase, incorporated in 1918, is a self-governing municipality located in Montgomery County, Maryland. The boundaries of the town extend to East-West Highway on the north, Connecticut Avenue on the east, Bradley Lane on the south and one block east of Wisconsin Avenue on the west. In the 1890s, the Chevy Chase [...]


Bethesda is a census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, just northwest of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House, which took its name from Jerusalem’s Pool of Bethesda. ┬áThe National Institutes of Health main campus and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are in [...]

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