Clarksburg

Clarksburg, Maryland is an historic town located in northern Montgomery CountyMarylandUnited States, located along Interstate 270 and approximately 4 miles north of Germantown, MD. Since 2000 there has been major growth in the area of Clarksburg. The population dramatically increased with construction of hundreds of multi-type residences that have since been built between Routes 27 and 121. A new town center was built in the heart of the residential area simultaneous to expansion and upgrading of the Clarksburg historic center.

Clarksburg is named for trader John Clarke, and was established at the intersection of the main road between Georgetown and Frederick and an old Seneca Indian trail. One of its earliest white inhabitants was a man named Michael Ashford Dowden, who in 1752 received a patent for 40 acres (160,000 m2) from the colonial government called "Hammer Hill", and two years later permission to build an inn. The inn itself is a footnote in history, hosting the army of General Edward Braddock during the French and Indian War, serving as a meeting place for local Sons of Liberty in the years before the American Revolution, and possibly serving dinner to President Andrew Jackson on his way to his inauguration. Jamie, grandson of the trader, built a general store in the area around 1770, and over the next thirty years enough people moved to the area that Clark was appointed postmaster for the community. By 1875, Clarksburg was a major town in the northern part of the county, but the construction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad undermined its economy.

In 1964, the Montgomery County planning commission decided that Clarksburg would be the last community along Interstate 270 that would have large-scale development. The Montgomery County Council adopted a master plan for Clarksburg in 1968, which rezoned land for a mix of townhouses and single-family houses. Another master plan was adopted in 1994. A planned retail area was built in historic Clarksburg around the intersection of Route 355 and Route 121 with additional commerce expansion planned in the next few years. A second retail area is situated in the heart of the residential area at the intersection of Little Seneca Parkway and Snowden Farm Parkway. 

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