Introduction to Mount Airy, Maryland
Mount Airy History
Mount Airy was founded in 1830. Its first house was built by Henry Bussard. Originally served by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the towns' name was suggested by an Irish man, who worked for the railroad. The Ridge Presbyterian Church was established in 1846. Mount Airy, which grew considerably in the period leading up to the 1890s, is located partially in Carroll County, which was created in 1837 and partially in Frederick County, which was established in 1748.
Mount Airy and Nearby Attractions
- Monocacy National Battlefield
- Brunswick Railroad Museum
- Patapsco Valley State Park
- Sandy Spring Slave Museum
- Balls Bluff Regional Park
Things To Do In Mount Airy
Those interested in history may visit the Laurel Museum, the Carroll County Farm Museum, the Sandy Spring Museum, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and the Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park. The Monocacy National Battlefield is an important historical site located near the town. The Watkins Park, Prospect Avenue Park, Mount Airy Historic District, and Mount Airy Carnival Grounds are located in the town. Two local shopping centers are the Mount Airy Shopping Center and the Twin Arch Shopping Center. Local celebrations include Fall Festival and May Fest.
Mount Airy Transportation
Flights are available from Washington Dulles International Airport.
Mount Airy Higher Education
Western Maryland College, Howard Community College, and Montgomery College are all close to Mount Airy.