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Frederick County, Maryland

US county information
NameFrederick County
US Area
Total Area667.34 sq mi (1728.4 km2)
Land Area662.88 sq mi (1716.9 km2)
Water Area4.46 sq mi (11.6 km2)
Population233385 (2010)
Density135.9/km2 (352/sq mi)

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Frederick County is a county located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 233,385.

It is a part of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area, and is often recognized as part of Western Maryland. The county is home to Catoctin Mountain Park (encompassing the presidential retreat Camp David) and to the U.S. Army's Fort Detrick. The county seat is Frederick, which was home to several celebrated historical figures like Francis Scott Key, Thomas Johnson (governor), Roger B. Taney, and Barbara Fritchie. The county (and the county seat) may have been named for Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore.

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