New Windsor, Maryland

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New Windsor is a town in Carroll County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,303 at the 2000 census. It is a suburb of Westminster, which is about 6 miles east of New Windsor on Maryland Route 31.



New Windsor was laid out in 1797 and originally named Sulphur Springs. It was renamed in the early 19th century, possibly after its English namesake. Since 1942, it has been headquarters for the international missionary efforts of the Church of the Brethren. These efforts inspired the international focus of the Peace Corps, whose first director had roots in the area, Sargent Shriver.[1]

Much of the town was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the New Windsor Historic District in 1997.[2]


New Windsor is located at 39°32′36″N 77°6′15″W / 39.54333°N 77.10417°W / 39.54333; -77.10417 (39.543451, -77.104065)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,303 people, 491 households, and 369 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,833.1 people per square mile (708.6/km²). There were 522 housing units at an average density of 734.4/sq mi (283.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.24% White, 3.84% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

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