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Gender Male
Meaning "peaceful ruler"
Origin Germanic
Popularity Popular names page

Frederick may refer to:




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United States

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Frederick [1], the center of Frederick County, Maryland, is a charming city of about 50,000, dating back to the mid-eighteenth century. It is a major antique center with many shops, eateries, galleries and antique dealers.

Get in

By car

From Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, take Interstate 270 north. Southbound traffic is heavily congested during morning rush hour and Northbound in the evening.

From Baltimore and points east, take Interstate 70 west.

From Hagerstown and points west, take Interstate 70 east.

From Gettysburg and points north, take U.S. Route 15 south.

Once in Frederick, there are public parking garages and street parking in the historic downtown area.

By train

MARC [2] provides commuter rail service to Frederick Monday through Friday with the Brunswick Line starting at Washington. For trains serving only the Point of Rocks station, there is a bus service for getting into Frederick.

By plane

Frederick Municipal Airport (IATA: FDK) [3] is a small, general aviation airport.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (IATA: BWI), Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA), or Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD) are the nearest large commercial airports. They are all within 55 minutes driving time of Frederick.

By bus

The commuter bus line 991 serves Frederick by stopping at the Monocacy station. Also, buses by Greyhound offer services to Frederick starting at Baltimore or Washington.

Get around

By bus

TransIT provides bus services inside Frederick.

By car

The following companies provide rent-a-car services:

  • AVIS, 5400 Holiday Drive, 301-695-4057
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 5716 Buckeystown Pike, 301-695-8822
The "Mural Bridge" - Made of concrete and painted to look 3D.
The "Mural Bridge" - Made of concrete and painted to look 3D.
  • Barbara Fritchie House, 154 West Patrick St, +1 301 698-8992. Call ahead for hours during which you can visit the interior (which is preserved in the period style when she lived there), as they are not regular. A Civil War era Union patriot and close friend of Francis Scott Key, Barbara Fritchie is perhaps best known for flying the Union flag outside her house as General Stonewall Jackson marched by on the Maryland Campaign. In memory of this event, John Greenleaf Whittier wrote his poem Barbara Frietchie, lines of which Winston Churchill recited by memory during his visit to the city.  edit
  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E Patrick St, [4]. As it is the national museum, it's big, encompassing several locations, as well as a big presence at Antietam National Battlefield. The exhibits demonstrate how medicine was practiced during the Civil War (which was a lesson in patient endurance), as well as track the leaps in the development of medicine during those times.  edit
  • Rose Hill Manor, 1611 N Market St, +1 301 600-1650, [5]. A hands-on children's museum with folks in period costume and "rural activities"  edit
  • Monocacy National Battlefield, 4801 Urbana Pike (Take I-70 south of Frederick and exit Urbana Pike to the park), 301-662-3515, [6]. daily, 8:30AM-5PM. Site of a summer 1864 Civil War battle between General Jubal Early of the Confederacy and General Lew Wallace of the Union. Free.  edit
  • Francis Scott Key Monument, Mount Olivet Cemetery, inside its main entrance.  edit
  • Roger Brooke Taney House, (Located on the right side of the street at 121 South Bentz Street).  edit
  • Beatty-Cramer Architectural Museum, 301-668-2086.  edit
  • Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Avenue, 301-663-3885.  edit
  • The Artists' Gallery, 4 East Church St., +1 301 696-8187.  edit
  • Hessian Barracks, 242 South Market St., +1 301 663-8687.  edit
  • Frederick Keys (Harry Grove Stadium), 21 Stadium drive (exit 54 on I-70---then head for the towering lights), (301) 791-6266, [7]. "A-level minor league baseball team, affiliated with Baltimore Orioles." $5-$11.  edit
  • Frederick Sportsplex, 1845 Brookfield Ct, Frederick, MD 21701, (301) 662-6866.  edit
  • Thomas Pool, Fleming Avenue/Baker Park (Directions starting at Route 15: Take Rosemont Ave. exit to W. 2nd St. Pass stop sign. At light, turn right onto College Avenue. Take first right onto Fleming Avenue. Pool is on the left.).  edit


Frederick is known for a high concentration of antique stores. The majority are located in the historic parts of the city along Patrick St, East St, and along Carrol Creek. There are also a variety of small shops located along Market Street.

  • Francis Scott Key Mall, 5500 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21703.  edit
  • Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701.  edit


Fast food and national chain restaurants are located to the west along Route 40, known as "the golden mile," and south along Route 85 and South Market Street. Smaller, local restaurants are located mainly along Market street in the center of the historic part of town.

  • AKA Friscos, 4632 Wedgewood Blvd Frederick, MD 21703, 301-698-0018. Great sandwiches and potatoes. The specialty is the 'exploded potatoes.' $5-$10.  edit
  • Brewer's Alley, 124 N. Market St, 301-631-0089. Typical high quality brewery food. They have a brick oven so pizzas and baked dishes are really good. It's not on the menu, but you can substitute sweet potato fries for regular fries. $7-$20.  edit
  • Henning's Restaurant, 177 Thomas Johnson Dr. Frederick, MD 21701, 301-668-7777. Very good German food $15-$25.  edit
  • The Orchard, 45 Market St. N, 301-663-4912. Mostly natural and organic foods. Good selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes. $12-$20.  edit
  • That Cuban Place (TCP Cafe), 300 N Market St. Corner of 3rd St. and Market St. Very friendly service and great cuban food. As the ever changing menu board says, "Everything is good!" $5-$10.  edit
  • Patrick's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 18 East Patrick Street, 301-668-0668, [8]. 11AM-10PM dining bar until 2AM. Great Food, Great People, Awesome Pub Atmosphere - Cannot go wrong with the crab cake or shepherd's pie - Go in for great food and great drinks!  edit
  • Airways Inn of Frederick, 310 Aviation Way (Located on Aviation Way at The Frederick Municipal. Airport), 301-228-2100. 7 days a week. Famous for their fresh seafood and delicious Maryland Crab Soup  edit
  • Brewer's Alley, 124 N. Market St, 301-631-0089. Local brewery with a nice range of beers. The Nut Brown Ale and Oatmeal Stout are very good. Cask aged beers are often available.  edit
  • Bushwaller's, 209 North Market St, 301-695-6988. Irish pub.  edit
  • Comfort Inn – Frederick, 7300 Executive Way, 301-668-7272, [9].  edit
  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 5220 Westview Dr, +1 301 631-2000.  edit
  • Hampton Inn Frederick, 5311 Buckeystown Pike, +1 301 698-2500.  edit
  • MainStay Suites – Frederick, 7310 Executive Way, 301-668-4600, [10].  edit
  • Mirage Cafe and Grill, 243 N. Market St, 301-631-9247.  edit
  • Holiday Inn Frederick, 5400 Holiday Drive, (301) 694-7500.  edit
  • Holiday Inn Express Frederick, 5579 Spectrum Drive, (301) 695-2881.  edit
  • Courtyard Frederick, 5225 Westview Drive, +1 301 631-9030, [11].  edit
  • Best Western Historic Frederick, 420 Prospect Boulevard, +1 301 695-6200, [12].  edit
  • Quality Inn, 999 West Patrick St, +1 301 662-5141, [13]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 12PM.  edit
  • Econo Lodge, 6021 Francis Scott Key Drive, +1 301 698-0555, [14]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM.  edit
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Source material

Up to date as of January 22, 2010

From Wikisource

by Florence Earle Coates
from The Magazine of Poetry, Vol. I No. 3:268. (1889)
Frederick III

   That Future: actual, its clasp
       grown chill,
   It led thee, and thy soul sublimed
       it still... —FEC

"Respect the Future, which belongs to me!"
   So speak thy yearning and imperious will,
   Making the Present distant faiths fulfil,
And raised from falling kingdoms—Germany.

No idle name, no doubtful dream to thee
   That Future: actual, its clasp grown chill,
   It led thee, and thy soul sublimed it still,—
Heir of a more than earthly dynasty!

O didst thou think, untimely called to rest,
   The preparation of a life o'erthrown—
To lose what thou so bravely didst resign ?

Forevermore the Fatherland shall own
   Her nobler liberties thy dear bequest:
   The future thy great spirit saw—was thine!

PD-icon.svg This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1927, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

FREDERICK (Mod. Ger. Friedrich; Ital. Federigo; Fr. Frederic and Federic; M.H.G. Friderich; O.H.G. Fridurih, " king or lord of peace," from O.H.G. fridu, A.S. frith, " peace," and rih " rich," "a ruler," for derivation of which see Henry), a Christian name borne by many European sovereigns and princes, the more important of whom are given below in the following order: - (r) Roman emperors and German kings; (2) other kings in the alphabetical order of their states; (3) other reigning princes in the same order.

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary




From the German Friedrich, from Old High German Fridurih, from Proto-Germanic *Frid-ric (peaceful ruler).

Proper noun




  1. A male given name.

Related terms


  • 1604, William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure: Act III, Scene I:
    Have you not heard speak of Mariana, the sister of Frederick, the great soldier who miscarried at sea?
  • 1892 Robert Grant: The Reflections of a Married Man. Scribner,1892. pages 98-99:
    When I referred to the confusion which would result from the presence in the house of two people with the same name, she tossed her head and said it would be easy to obviate that by calling me Frederick instead of Fred. - - - Imagine Harry Bolles and other kindred spirits calling me stiff, august Frederick! I vowed that this should not be brought to pass - - -


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