Written by Jody Trammel


BurtonsvilleBurtonsville is an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland. The community was originally known as Burton’s derived from Isaac Burton who bought out his siblings’ shares from his father’s land. He emerged as one of the major landowners back in 1825. Discover Burtonsville and avoid the hassle of driving through traffic. Call Affinity Airport Sedan and make an early booking. We will do the driving so that you can enjoy the ride and have a good time.


During the colonial period, Burtonsville was referred to as the PATUXENT Hundred and later the Eastern Branch Hundred. It was a community comprised of about 100 residents. Another prominent property-owner was Richard Snowden, an iron master, who owned numerous land patents in the area. These included Snowdens Manor and Snowsden Mill which occupied 9,265 acres and 546 acres respectively. The community grew around the intersection of Old Columbia Pike and the road going to Sandy Spring. In 1850, Isaac Burton was appointed first postmaster of the first post office in Burtonsville. The mail facility operated from Burton’s store. The town center is located at the intersection of MD Route 198 and US Route 29.

Burtonsville Day

Burtonsville holds an annual “Burtonsville Day” to celebrate its culture and history. The event features small social gatherings in different venues around the town. There are activities such as petting zoos and various games. The major event is a big parade that marches through town. One of the organizations involved is the Burtonsville Lions Club. Residents are also treated to golf, basketball and soccer games as well as an ice cream eating contest. The Burtonsville Day celebration last year was held at the Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center. The 2013 parade participants were from the Boys and Girl Scouts of America, Paint Branch and Springbrook High School marching bands, local politicians, and private citizens.

All vendor booths were occupied for the first time since 2008. There were 4,000 people and about 50 merchants who attended the festivities. Aside from kids’ activities, the festival also features an auto show, health fair, pet show, local dance teams, and food treats from the Burtonsville chapters of the Lions Club and Knights of Columbus.

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