Place:Emmitsburg, Frederick, Maryland, United States


Coordinates39.705°N 77.325°W
Located inFrederick, Maryland, United States
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Emmitsburg was founded in 1785 and is in Frederick County, Maryland, United States, just south of the Mason-Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania.

The population as of the 2010 U.S Census was 2,814. It is the home of Mount St. Mary's University. The National Emergency Training Center, National Fallen Firefighters Memorial and Emergency Management Institute are also located in Emmitsburg on the former campus of St. Joseph's College. The town is also a Catholic pilgrimage site. It is the location of the Basilica and National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first U.S. born saint, and where the saint's relics are entombed.

The current mayor of Emmitsburg is Don Briggs. The current commissioners are Glenn Blanchard, Pat Joy, Tim O'Donnell, Chris Staiger and Cliff Sweeney.

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