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Edgewater MD is a small, quaint town of 10,000, that is known by residents as being a great place to raise a family.
History & Geography
Edgewater MD is a small town located in the center of the state of Maryland. The community is close-knit and neighbors know their neighbors. Edgewater is a Census Designated Place, or “CDP.” The town of Edgewater is part of Anne Arundel County.
The EdgewaterMD.com website lists local events and attractions. On the site, you will find an entry for the annual Back to the Beach Festival. This festival showcases trucks, cars and motorcycles from all over the U.S. The Kiwanis Club hosts a pancake breakfast the first Sunday of each month at Commodore Mayo Kiwanis Hall. Visit EdgewaterMD.com for the latest small business listings.
Two major attractions bring visitors to Edgewater from all over the world. The Gresham House and the Historic London Town and Gardens area.
– The Gresham House
The Gresham House was built by John Gresham II in 1686. However, the land on which the home was built was owned by Capt. Edward Selby. Gresham rented the land until 1765, when the Gresham heirs finally bought the property. The historic home was briefly owned by a pirate named William Cotter. The home was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
London Town was once a thriving colonial town. Some of the town’s structures have been restored to their original splendor for visitors and residents to enjoy. Several locations provide hands-on educational experiences, circa 1750-1760, for visitors. London Town tours include the William Brown House, Lord Mayor’s Tenement, the Carpenter Shop and the famous Historical Gardens.
London Town was originally established in 1683. The town was a hub of economic activity during the late 1600s and early 1700s. London Town covered 100 acres of land offered a ferry crossing and a thriving tobacco port. London Town reached its peak population of over 300 in 1720. The American Revolution slowed the economy and the small port town began to disappear. Few buildings survived through the years. The William Brown House, built in 1760, was one of the few structures from the era that stands today.
Visitors to Edgewater will find a rich, historical community that seems to return to a simpler place in time. Those who appreciate the historical architecture of the 1700s, and the colonial history of the area, will thoroughly enjoy the London Town tours and attractions.
Historic London Town and Gardens is located at 839 Londontown Rd, Edgewater, MD. The phone number for the organization is (410) 222-1919.
Edgewater is home to several small businesses, including retail shops and restaurants. Grab a casual bite to eat at Coconut Joe’s Hawaiian Bar and Grill. Stop in at Vocelli’s for an Italian pizza pie.
Climate and Weather
The Edgewater MD weather forecast and current conditions may be viewed at WXUSA. Generally, the winters are quite cold with an average temperature of 36 degrees in January. Summers are fairly mild with an average temperature of 88 degrees in July.
Griffith Energy Services: HVAC and Fuel Experts in Edgewater, MD
Griffith Energy Services provides HVAC repair, maintenance and system installations for residents and businesses in the Edgewater MD area. We also are the premier provider of motor fuels for the area’s farms and businesses and residential kerosene, heating oil, and propane for Edgewater homeowners. Edgewater customers count on Griffith to provide fast, reliable HVAC service during the coldest days of winter or the hottest days of summer.