Introduction to Taneytown, Maryland
Taneytown was originally inhabited by the Tuscarora Indians who used the area as their hunting ground. The town was founded in 1754 by European settlers from Germany and Pennsylvania. Taneytown was named in honor of Raphael Taney, who designed the town layout. It was also the first city of Maryland to make English their official language.
Taneytown and Nearby Attractions
- Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Museum
- Eisenhower National Historic Site
- Cunningham Falls State Park
- Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park
- Monocacy National Battlefield
Things To Do In Taneytown
Taneytown has several parks including the Roth Recreational Park, Taneytown Memorial Park, and Roberts Mill Park. The Taneytown Historic District is another place to visit, and for those looking to shop, Taneytown Shopping Center is available. Grace United Church of Christ, Taneytown Presbyterian Church, and Saint Josephs Roman Catholic Church are some of the local churches. Cunningham Falls State Park, Caledonia State Park, and Gambrill State Park offer a variety of recreational opportunities.
Flights are available from Harrisburg International Airport.
Taneytown Higher Education
The closest colleges to Taneytown are Gettysburg College, Frederick Community College, and Western Maryland College.