I don’t really get the opportunity to write much about Poolesville, but I don’t want the small town of about 5,000 people to think that it’s because there isn’t much to say…there’s plenty.
What many people outside of Poolesville don’t know is that the legal name of the town was “The Commissioners of Poolesville” until 2010 when it was changed to “The Town of Poolesville.” The town was founded by brothers John and Joseph Poole, who owned a lot of the land within the boundaries of what is now Poolesville (about 160 acres or so). Though the area was settled in 1760, the town was’t incorporated until 1867…Happy 150th Anniversary, Poolesville!
A fun fact about Poolesville is that it’s home to a direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln. Here’s more on that from the local Poolesville newspaper, the Monocacy Monocle www.monocacymonocle.com/images/issues_2017/MM_2017-03-24.pdf
I also had the chance to ask town Commissioner Jim Brown a few questions about Poolesville Day and the town itself. Here’s what he told me…
The Historic Town of Poolesville, Maryland (located in Montgomery County) will host its 25th Annual Poolesville Day celebration this Saturday, September 16 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm(rain or shine). “This is an event where we invite over 10,000 of the town’s most closest and personal friends to celebrate all that is Poolesville.” The full-day, FREE celebration features activities for all ages, including a morning parade, an antique and electric vehicle car show, rides and games, food and vendor booths, a skate contest, and live entertainment. The event will take place along Fisher Avenue (Rt. 107) in Poolesville, with the main stage and other activities being held at Whalen Commons, in front of the Poolesville Town Hall. There will be over 180 vendors/exhibitors and food trucks. We have new rides this year including – Extreme Air In Line Jumper, Trackless Train, Turbo Tubs, Dixie Twister Swing Ride, Aqua 5 in 1, Triple Lindy 3 Lane Slide, Fun Express Train Station; Hippo Chow Down, Moonbounce, Trackless Train, Calleva Rock Climbing Wall and more!
I also asked him about Cugini’s. He said “It’s one of the best places in town for pizza and wings and a favorite with Trivia Night and craft independent beer selections.” I recently went and had some of the wings I consider among the best in MoCo. The pizza was really good too…I highly recommend it.
So if you’re looking for something to do this Saturday, check out Poolesville Day. It’s a great taste of what the Town of Poolesville is all about.