Emmitsburg was founded in 1785 and is in Frederick County, Maryland, United States, just south of the Mason-Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania.
The population was 2,814 at the 2010 U.S Census. As of the 2010 census it has 2,814 people. It is the home of Mount St. Mary's University. The National Emergency Training Center, National Fallen Firefighters Memorial and Emergency Management Institute are also located in Emmitsburg on the former campus of St. Joseph's College.
The current mayor of Emmitsburg is Don Briggs. The current commissioners are Glenn Blanchard, Pat Joy, Tim O'Donnell, Chris Staiger and Cliff Sweeney.