Selling Montgomery County
Kari Wilner

UPCOUNTY Real Estate Analysis


During the Civil War, historic Beallsville was known as Monocacy Church, home to the 1748 Anglican “Chapel of Ease” from which the town acquired its name. Beallsville was a crossroads on the road from Rockville to the Monocacy River and Nolands ferry, making it a strategic spot for the Union. It is also home to the historic Darby Store and the Monocacy Cemetery, which dates to the American Revolution.


Incorporated in 1888, Barnesville sits atop a ridge with views of Sugarloaf Mountain to the north and the Catoctin Mountain and Blue Ridge ranges to the west. The town’s motto, “A Caring Community,” is a testament to the sense of place enjoyed by the town’s residents and their neighbors in the Agricultural Reserve of Western Montgomery County.


Boyds began as a village for workers constructing the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) in the 1870s and is now served by the MARC train system. It is home to Black Hills Regional Park and Little Seneca Lake, as well as the historic Boyds Negro School, the only public school made for African Americans who lived in the area from 1885-1936. The school is currently open to the public the last Sunday of every month, from 1:00-3:00 PM.


Clarksburg is named for Native American trader William Clarke and was established at the intersection of the main road between Georgetown and Frederick and an old Seneca trail. Since 2000, there has been major growth in the area of Clarksburg. A town center is currently being built in the heart of Clarksburg.


Currently a commercial center for the northern part of the community, Damascus was the first surveyed in 1783 as “Pleasant Plains of Damascus.” It remains a beautiful agrarian area with rolling hills and valleys.


Poolesville was named after its first settler, John Poole, who settled there in 1783. Located near the Potomac River, this tightly-knit community has retained much of its historic charm.


Hyattstown is one of Montgomery County’s earliest villages and the county’s most northern point. Founded in 1798, the community is known for its rural scenery and historic homes.

Walk Score for Poolesville

Poolesville School Data

Poolesville School Districts

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Poolesville Schools

John H. Poole Middle School
6-8, public
Poolesville Elementary School
K-5, public
Poolesville High School
9-12, public
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