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City of Frederick MD
The city of Frederick, located in Frederick county Maryland has everything to offer a visit to the Western Maryland Mountains. From outdoor adventure, to covered bridges, to museums, to Civil War battlefields, to unique shops, to art galleries, to martini bars and great restaurants. Located less than one hour from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Gettysburg, the city of Frederick, Maryland is surrounded by mountain views, wineries, orchards and vibrant Main Street communities. Visitors can hike on the Appalachian Trail, follow the Historic National Road, visit Maryland’s largest brewery, and tour a battlefield all in one day. The rolling hills and abundant farmland of the Frederick County countryside leads to many wineries and orchards in the area.
History of Frederick MD
Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the State of Maryland. Frederick has been an important crossroads community since it was located in colonial times at the intersection of an important north–south Indian trail, and east–west routes to the Chesapeake Bay and across the Appalachian mountains to the Ohio River watershed. Many American Indian tribes used this crossroads for trade and travel. The Indian trail soon became a wagon road and the city of Frederick was laid out in 1745. As immigrants began to head west, Frederick became known as the Great Wagon Road, from Gettysburg PA to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia to the South.
Frederick during the Civil War in America in 1861 was named the Capital of Maryland at one point then later it was switched to Annapolis. Both the Union and Confederate troops marched through Frederick during the war. In July 1864 nearby the Battle of Monocacy Junction also known as the, “Battle that Saved Washington” was fought between the two sides.
Frederick’s economy today is known for Fort Detrick, and science labs from continued and enhanced federal government investments. The downtown historic part of Frederick houses more than 200 retailers, restaurants and antique shops along Market, Patrick and East Streets. Restaurants feature a diverse array of cuisines, including Italian American, Thai, Vietnamese, and Cuban, as well as a number of regionally recognized dining establishments.