Located in northern Maryland, United States. Westminster is the seat of Carroll County, and a suburb of Baltimore. The population of Westminster is 18,648 (2018). The Westminster community is near the Baltimore-Towson, MD MSA, which is apart of Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia CSA. Westminster is 36.5 miles driving northwest of Baltimore. 37.5 miles driving southwest you'll reach York, Pennsylvania. The City's total area is 6.64 square miles.
History of Westminster
167 acres called White's Level was purchased by William Winchester in 1754 which was then known as the city of Winchester. The Maryland General Assembly changed the name to Westminster to not have the city confused with Winchester near Frederick County, Virginia. Corbit's Charge was fought on the streets in Westminster, when Delaware's cavalry attacked a larger Confederate force under General J.E.B Stuart, in the Gettysburg Campaign.
Westminster has done an annual Memorial Day parade since 1868 which is the longest continuously running Memorial Day parade in the United States. Westminster is also the first place in the nation to do Rural Free Delivery postal service.