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Friendsville, Maryland North-West Garrett County

Situated in the north west corner of Garrett County, Friendsville is named for pre-Revolutionary War settler, John Friend. Many of his descendents still live there today. The 2020 census puts the population of this small town at about 467.

Why live in Friendsville, Maryland?

Interstate 68 passes through Friendsville making it easy to travel to points east and west. It is only about forty minutes from Morgantown, WV where there shopping and healthcare services are widely available. 

The Youghiogheny River flows through the town and is renowned by the whitewater kayaking/rafting community as the take-out for the famous Upper Yough run. For nearly forty years, Precision Rafting has operated kayak and rafting tours in Friendsville. Other businesses include retail shops, a few restaurants, and a pharmacy.

Friendsville Elementary School serves younger students, and older students travel to Northern Middle and Northern High School in Accident. 

With the river being central to the town, it is a primary location for outdoor recreation. The Kendall Trail follows the river and is an enjoyable, dog-friendly spot for hiking. Friendsville also has a riverside town park with ball fields, a playground, pavilions, and tennis courts. It is home to the Garrett County Celtic Festival in early June.

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