Clarksburg, MD

Geographic Location

Clarksburg is located in Montgomery County, Maryland and is considered part of the DC Metro area. The town is situated along the Interstate - 270 corridors, just north of Germantown. Clarksburg is considered unincorporated and covers 8.3 square miles with a diverse population of nearly 14,000.

Overall Personality

Clarksburg is a long time farming community that in recent years has seen some development. Two new neighborhoods with centrally located shopping and dining areas have been built, and soon Clarksburg is newly home to Premium Outlets a shopping mall with over 100 stores. Living in Clarksburg gives you a county living experience while still being close amenities.

Defining Characteristics

Clarksburg roots go back to 1752 when Ashford Johnson received a patent from the Colonial government for a 40 acre lot of land on which he built an inn two years later. This inn would be host to General Braddock during the French and Indian war and later President Andrew Jackson would dine at the Inn on his way to his inauguration. In 1770, Jamie, grandson of trader John Clarke, built a general store in town and operated it for the next 30 years. During that time, Clarke was appointed postmaster and by 1775 the town became known as Clarksburg.


Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard just to the south of Urbana offers a number of award winning wines that you can enjoy in the rolling pastoral setting of the winery. Friday nights at the winery are filled with live music; the perfect way to unwind after a long week. Spend a day hiking on the 25 miles of trails at Little Bennett Regional Park; Montgomery County's largest park covering 3700 acres. Along the trails you will see remnants of the many grist mills and saw mills that lined the waterway in the eighteenth century. The area was also home to King's whisky distillery in the late 1800's, one of the only distillery's in the county. The Kingsley one room school house that was in use up until the 1930's is one building that still remains intact and is presently a museum. The park includes a 91 site campground. Little Bennett Golf Course is located just to the North of Little Bennett Regional Park. This course is open to the public and features continuous cart paths along the rolling hills of the course. Playa round in this beautiful setting enjoying the scenic views of Sugar Loaf Mountain. The clubhouse has a fully stocked snack bar
for your refreshment. A practice facility on the grounds has a driving range and practice greens.


Major Routes: Interstate-270, bisects Clarksburg and is the main artery between Frederick, Maryland and Washington DC. Business line MD Route 355, that also runs through Clarksburg.
Airports: Three major airports are located within 30 miles for Clarksburg. Washington Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
Trains: Amtrak and MARC trains heading towards Washington DC to the south and West Virginia to the North, run out of the Germantown station just 12 miles to the south, and are accessible via Ride-On bus.

Living in Clarksburg

Clarksburg is a rapidly growing community offering several housing options. The Villages of Clarksburg and Cabin Branch are two of Clarksburg's newest developments, both which include town homes, single family homes and condominiums. These communities also provide play areas, swimming pools and easy access to shopping and dining. The outskirts of Clarksburg's newly developed area is primarily family owned farms, older homes and larger home lots.


High School: Clarksburg High School
Middle Schools: Rocky Hill Middle School
Elementary Schools: Clarksburg Elementary, Little Bennett Elementary and the newly opened Wilson Wims Elementary

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Rolling Green Farmers Market is a seasonal market carrying locally grown fruits and vegetables, located on Green Valley Road.

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