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Finksburg, Maryland is a community located in Carroll County. The community was started by Adam Fink who owned a bar and ran a toll road in Carroll County, Maryland. Carroll County was eventually renamed Finksburg after Adam Fink.
The population of Finksburg is more than 11,000 people. The residents of Finksburg protect their community by volunteering with the local volunteer Fire Company. Gamber, Maryland firefighters may help, too, if a fire breaks out.
The area had a cannery and two cobalt mines that operated nearby. The mines became defunct, but the Western Maryland Railroad made Finksburg one of its stops, keeping the place busy. Nowadays, it remains an unincorporated community but the Baltimore Ravens have a training camp in nearby Owings Mills.
In 1856, A.L. Hoover was postmaster of Finksburg. In 1866, baseball was the most popular sport within the community. In 1873, the Alpha Farmers’ Club formed. In 1881, The Finksburg Literary Society had its first lecture. It happened on a Friday night in the Mechanics' Hall and the cost to get in was 5 cents. 1935, Sandymount Elementary School was established. It only had three rooms, but that still made it bigger than the schools in Reese, Sandymount and Bethel.
The racial demographics in Finksburg are 1% African American, 1% Asian or Pacific Islander, 96% White and 1% other races. 10% of the population is under age 9 or younger, 13% is between the ages of 10 and 17, 7% is 18 to 24 years old, 14% is 25 to 39 years old, 43% is 40 50 64 years old, and 13% of the population is age 65 or older. 12% of the population has less than a high school diploma, 36% has a high school diploma, 42% has a bachelors or associates degree and 11% has a graduate degree.
Finksburg is not too far from Chesapeake Bay at the intersection of Maryland Route 91 and Maryland Route 140. The coordinates of the community of Finksburg are 39°29′34″N 76°53′22″W. Nestled in the wooded and hilled countryside of Maryland, the deciduous trees of the area provide a spectacular show in the fall. Finksburg is only a half hour (28 miles northeast) away from booming Baltimore, Maryland, depending on how bad the traffic is.
The weather is typical of those areas found in the humid subtropical zone with high temps reaching almost 90 in the peak of summer, but still getting down to the 20s in the middle of the night in the dark of winter. The temperature range throughout the year varies enough that there are four distinct seasons in the year. The annual average temperature is 56°F. the record high temperature for the year is 104°F and the record low is -16.96°F. the average temperature is 42.8°F during the winter months, 50.1°F in the spring months, 58.3°F in the fall months, and 72.9°F in the summer months.
National retail chains are present in the Finksburg area, but why go to the regular store when you can find an assortment of unique shops that represent the quaint town you’re visiting? Here is a short list of places to spend your almighty dollar.
Owings Mills Mall 10300 Mill Run Circle Owings Mills MD 21117 (410-) 63-7000
Landmark Shopping Center 501 Main St Reierstown MD 21136 (443) 921-4336
Franklin Village 11718 Reierstown Rd Reierstown MD 21136
Though vacationing can be tiring work, you will be able to find the perfect place to tempt your taste buds with all different kinds of delicious food and get off your feet for a while. Some of the local eateries include Yami Garden, Stubby’s Pizza Wings and More, Pig'n a Poke and Twin Kiss. Whether you want food that’s affordable or salty, home-cooked or exotic, you will definitely be able to find your next favorite restaurant in Finksburg, Maryland.
Yami Garden 2970 Dede Rd #7 Finksburg MD 21048 (410) 833-8333
Stubby’s Pizza Wings and More 2825 Baltimore Blvd Finksburg MD 21048 (410) 861-8383
Twin Kiss 2977 Baltimore Blvd Finksburg MD 21048 (410) 526-5455
Pig'n a Poke 2833 Baltimore Blvd, Finksburg, MD 21048 (410) 861-8876
Once the sun goes down, where can a person go to have some fun and let loose in Finksburg, Maryland? Footloose and fancy free, there are a few clubs and a karaoke bars you can try. There is also an assortment of bars in the area, if that’s more your style. You may discover the nightlife is more than restless critters trying to cross the Baltimore Pike at midnight!
L’Hirondelle 7611 L’hirondelle Club Rd Towson MD 21204 (410) 825-7439
Rams Head Live 20 Market Pl Baltimore MD 21202 (410) 244-8854
Club 347 347 N Calvert St Baltimore MD 21202 (443) 506-7200
In Finksburg, Maryland, the residents take education is very seriously. The school systems available to youth who are interested in setting a good foundation for themselves and their families is phenomenal. Two of the local schools are Sandymount Elementary School and Gerstell Academy.
Sandymount Elementary School 2222 Old Westminster Pike Finksburg MD 21048 (410) 751-3215
Gerstell Academy 2500 Old Westminster Pike Finksburg MD 21048
When visiting national landmarks, we are reminded of where we came from, where we are, and how we got to be here. The various historical sites and buildings throughout the Finksburg, Maryland area play a big part in teaching us about our country’s past while also ultimately helping us make more out of our futures. A few landmarks in the area to check out are the Cold Saturday Farm and the U Street/African American Civil War Memorial.
Cold Saturday Farm 3251 Gamber Rd Finksburg MD 21048
U Street/African American Civil War Memorial 1240 U St. NW Washington DC 20009 (202) 637-7000
It may have started out as a small and insignificant toll road stop, but Finksburg has grown to encompass a variety of places where people come together in a pleasant community. Shopping and eating, entertaining and exploring are all part of this up and coming New England region just to the northwest of the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
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