Introduction to Frostburg, Maryland
Frostburg, Maryland, in Allegany county, is 78 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The people of the city are in the Cumberland metropolitan area. Frostburg has a population of 7,873.
Frost bought a piece of land to build a series of town lots in the area in the mid 19th century. The first post office was opened in 1820, while railroad construction in the 1840s led to new opportunities and economic growth in the area. Coal mining operations began shortly afterwards. Frostburg was incorporated in 1870.
Frostburg and nearby Attractions
- Thrasher Carriage Museum
- Fort Necessity National Battlefield
- Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
- Tristate Zoological Park
- Willa Cather Birthplace
Things To Do In Frostburg
Thrasher Carriage Museum has a collection of horse-drawn carriages from the 19th and 20th centuries. The Frostburg State University Planetarium and the Evergreen Mansion Museum are accessible from Frostburg as well. The Tristate Zoological Park is nearby.
Arnold Palmer Regional Airport is accessible from Frostburg.
Frostburg Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Frostburg State University, the University of Pittsburg, Westmoreland County Community College and Lord Fairfax Community College.