Following the Civil War, the Emmitsburg area continued to grow and prosper as the home of many manufacturers and mills. Along with it's historical roots that date back to the Civil War, the Town also features Mount Saint Mary's University, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial, as well as the National Shrine of the Lady of the Lourdes. One of our featured attractions is Rainbow Lake where fishing is abundant. Emmitsburg boasts two parks with walking and fitness trails, tennis court, basketball court, and baseball fields. The Community pool is a summertime favorite for all ages. A small town community with unique shopping and dining experiences. The Town has a long standing connection to the fire company which is all volunteer and has been in operation since 1844.

The Town of Emmitsburg has undertaken significant municipal infrastructure projects to promote environmental sustainability, and has been at the forefront of green initiatives within the state of Maryland.

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Friday Aug 18th 6p-8p

FREE Rita's Italian Ice, hot dogs, McDonald's burgers, a DJ, games & more!

Patterson Avenue Closed Thursday 8/17

From 9am - 3pm between W. Main and W. Lincoln to install conduit.  Back up date 8/18.

Heroin Lies - 5K Run for Recovery 9/16

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NO PARKING on West Main St

Tuesday August 15 - Friday, August 18 from Frailey Rd to School Ln.

Mayor & 1 Commissioner Seat Up for Vote

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Current Candidates
Donald N. Briggs, Mayor
Jennifer J. Joy, Commissioner