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The town was founded in 1764 by Englishman William Winchester, who originally called it “Winchester’s Town.” Four years later, however, the townspeople changed its name to Westminster – the name of the English town where Winchester was born – due to repeated mix-ups with mail delivery between the town and another town called Winchester that was located in Frederick County, Virginia. The community was finally incorporated in 1818, replacing its earlier governing body – its board of trustees – with a more formal municipal government. In 1830, the municipality was re-incorporated and, in 1838, was officially recognized as a city in that year’s charter. In 1856, the Maryland General Assembly made the “city” designation official and changed the “new” city’s Burgess-Commissioner form of government to its current Mayor-Council form.
Today, the picturesque town features 16 parks, to meet the needs of visitors and locals alike. These include playgrounds, a skate park, athletic fields, and various other community parks. A municipal pool and a two-mile paved walking trail offer still more opportunities for outdoor fun while you’re in town. Various events are held throughout the year, helping to make your stay a pleasant one no matter when you decide to visit.
A local center of art and culture, Westminster mimics nearby urban areas such as Baltimore in this respect. One cultural offering is The Westminster Concert Series, which offers monthly Common Ground on the Hill concerts featuring a wide array of musical talent. Concerts are held at the Carroll Arts Center and are billed as events “celebrating the common ground of the traditional arts.” The corresponding local musical series is The Baltimore Concert Series, which also features a varied mix of musical talent monthly, from December through April. The Common Ground on the Hill’s two summer festivals, held in July, bring still more musical excitement during the peak tourist season. For further information and/or to purchase tickets to any of these events, click here.
The climate of Westminster falls into the humid subtropical range, bringing hot, humid summers and chilly winters to the region. The average July high is a relatively comfortable 87 degrees, while the January low averages a frigid 23 degrees. Lows from April through October are much more moderate, making the area far easier to visit during these times, though May through October tend to bring somewhat higher average rainfall levels than the other non-winter months. The winter months bring a fairly significant amount of snowfall when compared to the U.S. average, yielding an annual level over six percent higher.
Offering the Finest HVAC and Fuel Solutions to Westminster Residents and Visitors
From residential and commercial fuel delivery and storage tanks to heating and air conditioning equipment – including furnaces and boilers, heat pumps, and central air conditioners – Griffith Energy Services provides a complete line of indoor comfort solutions. This comprehensive lineup of products and services demonstrates our dedication to serving Westminster MD and surrounding communities. Our HVAC and fuel specialists provide top-notch service, keeping both your indoor comfort level and your indoor air quality high through our HVAC equipment installation, repair, and maintenance service offerings. Our humidifiers and other air quality control equipment also help keep your indoor air at more comfortable, breathable levels.
Additionally, you can turn to Griffith Energy for your residential and commercial fuel needs. Westminster homeowners trust us as the area’s top provider of storage and delivery services for kerosene, heating oil, and propane. The area’s farms and businesses also can rely on us for their motor fuel needs.
No matter what you need in terms of fuel and HVAC services, you can trust the technicians at Griffith Energy Services for affordable and dependable solutions. We guarantee it.