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Encyclopedia > Sharpsburg, Maryland

Sharpsburg is a town located in Washington County, Maryland. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 691. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Antietam was fought here, along the shores of Antietam Creek Location in the state of Maryland Formed 1776 Seat Hagerstown Area  - Total  - Water 1,211 km² (468 mi²) 24 km² (9 mi²) 2. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The American Civil War was fought in North America from 1861 until 1865 between the United States of America – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... The Battle of Antietam (known as the Battle of Sharpsburg in the South), fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. ... Burnside Bridge traversing Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, site of heavy combat during the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) on September 17, 1862 Antietam Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River located in south central Pennsylvania and western Maryland in the United States. ...


Geography

Location of Sharpsburg, Maryland

Sharpsburg is located at 39°27'28" North, 77°44'58" West (39.457666, -77.749513)1. Image File history File links MDMap-doton-Sharpsburg. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²). The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 691 people, 286 households, and 193 families residing in the town. The population density is 1,212.7/km² (3,119.1/mi²). There are 304 housing units at an average density of 533.5/km² (1,372.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.83% White, 0.43% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 0.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 286 households out of which 26.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% are married couples living together, 9.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% are non-families. 26.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.90. Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.9 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $41,786, and the median income for a family is $52,875. Males have a median income of $37,500 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the town is $20,917. 3.1% of the population and 1.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.0% of those under the age of 18 and 5.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Sharpsburg Maryland Profile and Resource Guide, City or community of Sharpsburg, Maryland Facts, Information, ... (368 words)
The population of Sharpsburg is approximately 659 (1990).
Sharpsburg is positioned 39.45 degrees north of the equator and 77.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sharpsburg is surrounded by the battlefield and many buildings still bear the scars of artillery damage received during the battle.
Encyclopedia: Sharpsburg, Maryland (873 words)
The American Civil War was fought in North America from 1861 until 1865 between the United States of America – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession.
The Battle of Antietam (known as the Battle of Sharpsburg in the South), fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil.
Burnside Bridge traversing Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, site of heavy combat during the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) on September 17, 1862 Antietam Creek is a tributary of the Potomac River located in south central Pennsylvania and western Maryland in the United States.
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