Place:Braddock Heights, Frederick, Maryland, United States

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NameBraddock Heights
TypeCommunity
Coordinates39.421°N 77.505°W
Located inFrederick, Maryland, United States
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Braddock Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. The population was 2,608 at the 2010 census. Braddock Heights is part of the Middletown, Maryland School District. The local post codes are 21714 (Post Office boxes only) and 21703.

Braddock Heights was once home to the oldest roller rink in the United States, the Stargaze Skateway. It burned to the ground as the result of arson on August 18, 1998.

Braddock Heights is said to be the roost of the mythic(?) Snallygaster, a chimeric bird-like creature claimed to be responsible for the disappearance of livestock, and the occasional Middletown Valley resident, since the mid-18th century.

It was also the home of the Schley Inn which was a combined hotel and restaurant formerly owned by Hermann Fischer of Germany. A long-time friend and private investigator, John Lacher of Munich, Germany often stayed at the Hotel and used the hotel as a safe house for women and children involved in domestic abuse cases.

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