Area settled by the Krieger and Weller families, among others
Frederick County officially established – the land area (in fact, all of Western Maryland) had been part of Prince George’s County.
Original Apple’s Church structure is erected by people of Reformed and Lutheran faiths on property donated by Peter Apple.
Catoctin Furnace created by Thomas Johnson and his brothers.
Lorentz Krieger - a founder of the settled area that became Thurmont - died.
First tannery built in by Daniel Rouzer.
Lawrence and John Creager (Anglicized spelling of Krieger) lay out 50 lots from inherited land holdings along what now is Main Street and Water/Church streets and offer them for sale. The new village is named Mechanicstown, likely as a nod to the cluster of toolmakers, mills, tanneries, and artisans already established on or near Hunting Creek.
Jacob Weller BS (for blacksmith) – grandson of a founder – builds first tavern/inn building in town on West Main Street (still standing).
First general store is established by Jacob Firor on West Main Street
Jacob Weller BS establishes a tool factory on West Main Street.
First school opens.
Jacob Weller BS produces the first friction matches in the United States (the “Match House” where he manufactured the matches still is standing on West Main Street).
Weller church is constructed on land donated from the Weller tract; first church within the town boundary.
Settled area formally incorporated as Mechanicstown by Maryland’s legislature
John R. Rouzer born – grandson of Daniel Rouzer; he will become a Civil War hero and then a leader in Thurmont and Frederick County
James Creager – great grandson of Lorentz Krieger – starts a furniture-making and funeral director business that endures for 140 years through three generations
Jacob Weller BS died
Mechanicstown election district is created by the State of Maryland
6th Maryland Regiment, Company D [including Mechanicstown-area men] participates in Confederate Army surrender at Appomattox
Col. John R. Rouzer buys the house at 11 North Church Street
The Western Maryland Railroad reaches Thurmont
The first edition of the Catoctin Clarion is published
Frank Hammaker establishes Thurmont Marble & Granite
Samuel Birely and Van B. Osler start a bank in Thurmont, which will become the Thurmont Bank in 1901 after Osler’s death
The name of the town is changed from Mechanicstown to Thurmont
Flame extinguished for the last time at Catoctin Furnace
Western Maryland Railroad accident – 16 dead from the Thurmont/Catoctin Furnace area
Thurmont is served by an electric trolley connecting it to Frederick city
Col. John R. Rouzer died
Western Maryland Railroad/Blue Mountain Express accident – six dead from Thurmont
Memorial Park dedicated as a tribute to 11 Thurmont men killed in World War I
Edwin and Ethel Creeger (new spelling) buy the property and house at 11 North Church Street
Deputy Sheriff Clyde Hauver is killed during a raid on the Blue Blazes still in the Catoctin Mountains
Wilbur Freeze establishes the Cozy
Clair Frock Company starts a Thurmont factory
Jungleland Snake Farm moves to Thurmont (now the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve)
Catoctin Recreational Area is assembled for the National Park Service
Last issue of the Catoctin Clarion is published
First edition of the Catoctin Enterprise is published
Federal Government creates Shangri La in Catoctin National Park area (now called Camp David)
(Ensign) Edwin C. Creeger, Jr is Thurmont’s first killed casualty in World War II
Cannon Shoe Company establishes a Thurmont factory
Moore Business Forms starts manufacturing operations in a new facility in Thurmont
Thurmont’s American Legion Post 168 is dedicated to Edwin C. Creeger, Jr
Last run of the electric trolley
Route 15 highway / bypass created over West Main Street
Catoctin High School opens in Thurmont
Edwin Creeger dies
Ethel Creeger donates the house at 11 North Church Street to the Thurmont Historical Society
The last issue of the Catoctin Enterprise is published