Welcome to the home page of 

Jefferson, Maryland


This site is a project of the
Jefferson Ruritan Club

Jefferson, Maryland

Calendar of Events         Cooperative Projects        Organizations         Businesses         People                 

This website was created on July 4, 2000 and is operated as a project of the Jefferson Ruritan Club for the benefit of the entire community (see bottom for sponsorship & free services).  
Jefferson, Md. is an unincorporated town, established in 1774.  Incorporated as a town in 1831-1832. Jefferson townsfolk decided they didn't need a municipal government. 
See the limited edition print of Jefferson, Md. by artist David Yontz. 
See Wikipedia article on Jefferson        See Google maps of Jefferson (regular, satellite, hybrid)

Notice:  Rental of Jefferson Ruritan Center:  call 301-473-8753
If you are interested in renting the facility please leave a message at 301-473-8753 or send an email to putmanl@comcast.net (preferred).   Please indicate the name of the organization/individual interested in renting, what you intend to use the facility for, and date/dates you are interested in.  We do not rent the facility to any businesses or individuals for the purpose of making profit.  


Jefferson Ruritan Scholarships
list of winners, and
 application guidelines and procedures for next year.
Applications open March 1 and ends March 31.

Calendar of Events

Farmers Market every Wednesday, 4 - 7 pm.
May - December (except Carnival Week)
Contact: Adrienne Summers (301) 473-8330

FLYER :    Farmer's Market

July 29 - August 3, 2019   Jefferson Ruritan Community Carnival

 This is a major fund raiser for our local organizations, providing good food and entertainment. 

See Carnival Committee page on the Jefferson Ruritan website for info on 2018 Carnival.  2019 info coming soon.

August 21, 2019:  Jefferson Ruritan Club: Monthly Dinner Meeting

Location: Jefferson Ruritan Community Center
Time: 7:00 p.m
Speaker: picnic (includeing volunteers)

September 18, 2019:  Jefferson Ruritan Club: Monthly Dinner Meeting

Location: Jefferson Ruritan Community Center
Time: 7:00 p.m
Speaker: TBD

October 16, 2019:  Jefferson Ruritan Club: Monthly Dinner Meeting

Location: Jefferson Ruritan Community Center
Time: 7:00 p.m
Speaker: TBD

November 20, 2019:  Jefferson Ruritan Club: Monthly Dinner Meeting

Location: Jefferson Ruritan Community Center
Time: 7:00 p.m
Speaker: TBD

December 7, 2019 (Saturday): Jefferson Ruritan Butchering Sales : 8 a.m. - Noon

Location: Jefferson Ruritan Community Center
This is a primary fundraiser for the Jefferson community.

To place orders, contact Mary Handley (301-473-7986) or Sam Miller (301-834-6165).  Do no wait until the last minute to place orders!

  More info on Ruritan website (Butchering Committee web page)


See pictures from Feb. 3 & 4, 2005 butchering

December 18, 2019:  Jefferson Ruritan Club: Monthly Dinner Meeting

Location: Jefferson Ruritan Community Center
Time: 7:00 p.m
Speaker: TBD


Cooperative Projects:


Jefferson Hike & Bike Trails

Citizens in Jefferson are joining together to develop an interconnected set of bike and pedestrian trails that will connect nearby residential communities with Valley Elementary, Jefferson businesses, post office, churches, playgrounds, community center and the new Catoctin Creek Nature Center and Park.  The purpose of the Trails project is to strengthen the fabric of the community, foster improved health, save money and reduce air and water pollution (from driving less) and have more fun.  The project will promote a more “walkable” community, enabling children to safely walk to school as well as increasing local residential property values.    (See article in Frederick News-Post, Sat., Jan. 16, 2010, "Walking the Walk, How Walkability Raises Housing Values in US Cities”)

The concept plan was submitted to the County and evaluated: 

Jefferson Trails Project

The vision includes connections to the County Trail and Greenway Plans.

If you are interested in participating in this project, call Kay Schultz (301-371-5458) or Jim Carpenter (301-371-5263).

Backyard Buffers 2009

Help control pollution run-off by planting seedlings and shrubs in your back yard.  The "Buffer in a Bag" program includes 25 bare root seedlings and shrubs in a bag for free.  You can help restore and protect your local waters and the Chesapeake Bay without leaving your own backyard.     More information.

Proposed Dominion Gas Line Pumping Station - Citizen Action

DTI Withdraws from Pre-Application Process

For more information see the web site for Jefferson MD Community Association: http://www.jmdca.org/

Community Garden

The Community Garden of FoxHaven Farms, located on Poffenberger Road in Jefferson, is looking for new participants to share gardening work, learn the principles of organic methods, and share in the bounties of the harvest.  The Community Garden has been in existence for 5 years. Participants contribute labor and a yearly fee. For more details and to sign up please call Susan Hanson 301-371-4274 or Kay Schultz 301 371-5458.

More information, including pictures and Google map link.

Jefferson Streetscape Task Force.  

Jefferson Streetscape is a project started in May 2000 by the Jefferson Ruritan Club in cooperation with other local organizations and residents and the Maryland State Highway Administration.  For more information about the project, including meeting materials such as proposed agenda and minutes of past meetings, see http://jeffersonmd.net/Streetscape

Environmental Projects for Jefferson

Cooperative projects focused on the environment are underway in Jefferson.  The February 10, 2007 Movie/Discussion at the Jefferson Ruritan Center reviewed eight projects for Jefferson.  See an overview of the projects

Stream Sampling - programs of Maryland DNR and Izaak Walton League of America.  More sampling of Catoctin Watershed is needed.

Rain Gardens - beautiful and good for our environment

Rain Barrels - save rain water runoff from your roof for garden and other uses.  Funds approved by the board of Jefferson Ruritan Club. Workshops held on April 24.  16 rain barrels installed.

Hike & Bike Paths - connect our neighborhoods

Shopping for Electricity - reduce your electricity bills

Energy Audits - cut your energy consumption.  Andy Lynn is organizing an energy audit of the Jefferson Ruritan Center.  Walkthrough of Jefferson Ruritan Center at 7:30 pm, Wed., May 22.

Community Organic Vegetable Garden - grow healthy vegetables with the experts.  More info

Volunteer Frederick’s BIG Sweep - The Big Sweep is being held this year on April 26th. 2008.   Turning Trash into Cash for Frederick Nonprofits.  Information flyer  or visit   www.theBIGSweep.org




Able And Willing - sub web of JeffersonMd.net with it's own registered domain name:  AbleAndWilling.org.  A locally run charitable organization, their mission is to promote education and self-sufficiency in developing countries.

Copperfield HOA of Jefferson, MD - Home owners association in Copperfield in Jefferson.

Fox Haven Center - An Ecological Learning Center situated on 400 acres near Jefferson, Maryland, offers the environmental and social-change community a program of educational and experiential events, such as focused conversations, discussion groups, video presentations, seasonal celebrations, personal retreats and outdoor experiences.

Jefferson Lions - Preventing blindness through research and services is the principal goal of the club. Jefferson Lions Club members have identified and implemented many humanitarian service projects, participated with fellow Lions throughout the community in a Lions awareness program, and conducted several fundraising events.   

Jefferson Ruritan Club - The Jefferson Ruritan Club is the registered owner of the "JeffersonMd.net" domain name. The Jefferson Ruritan web site is a sub web of JeffersonMd.net (it resides on the same computer).  The web address is http://JeffersonMd.net/Ruritan   Download Jefferson Ruritan Brochure

Jefferson Streetscape Task Force - Jefferson Streetscape is a project started in May 2000 by the Jefferson Ruritan Club in cooperation with other local organizations and residents and the Maryland State Highway Administration for the purpose of improving Jefferson's main street..

Jefferson United Church of Christ - "Where there are no strangers...only friends we haven't met." 

Jefferson United Methodist Church  - new domain and website:  http://www.jeffersonumcmd.org/

Jefferson Valley Baseball Association Inc -  Babe Ruth Leagues for 13 to 15 year old youths and 16 to 19 year old youths.

Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company -  learn history of JVFC and link to other fire and rescue web sites.

St. Paul Lutheran Church (off-site link)

Valley Elementary School (off-site link) - K through 5th grades.

Valley Quilters, TLC quilt guild, meets first Wednesdays.  Info: Pam at 301-473-8308 or valleyquilters@hotmail.com


Businesses in Jefferson, Md

A Child's Garden
4218 Wallingford Court, Jefferson, MD 21755
    "Where children grow and love blossoms"
    Offering Pre-K, Preschool, and Morning Out Programs
    Also Summer Camps for School-age children
Teresa Wolfe     License #10-89448
Achildsgarden@hotmail.com    301.371.0876

 Adrienne's Flower Delights
Adrienne Shaffer Summers, AIFD
3872 Jefferson Pike
Jefferson, MD 21755
 Adrienne_logo (3)  "Unique, Creative Floral Designs And Arrangements For All Occasions"

Automotive Industrial, Inc. 
1103 E. Patrick St.
Frederick, Md, 21701   

Catoctin Pottery
Lewis Mill
3205 Poffenberger Road
Jefferson, Maryland 21755
(301) 371-4274

Educare Learning Center
Formerly, Dandelion Child Care)
"Growing, Caring, Learning Together"
2538 Jefferson Pike
Jefferson, MD 21755

Fast Lane Fabrications, LLC
3884 Roundtree Road
Unit #3
Jefferson, MD 21755
The "Hot Rod Shop"

H. C. Summers 
4002 Jefferson Pike
Farm & Pets, Lawn & Garden
Mark, Mike, Tom & Jim Summers
Phone: 301.473.8300

Head to Toes Salon
3880 Roundtree Road Unit 3
Jefferson, MD  21755

Helen V. Williams
Avon Independent Sales Representative
Jefferson, MD

Hemp's Meat 
Full service country butcher shop since 1849
Jefferson, Md.

Huffer Trucking & Bulk Services
Huffer Trucking 6521 Holter Road
Middletown, MD

Jefferson Family Dentistry, Inc
3733 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson, Maryland 21755
Most insurances accepted.
Weekday and Saturday hours available.
Dr. Laura Kaler and Dr. Ramya Bhagavan

Jefferson Market
3703 Jefferson Pike
Jefferson, Md.

Jefferson Pastry Shoppe
3738 Jefferson Pike
Jefferson, Md.  21755

Jefferson Ruritan Club - registered owner of the "JeffersonMd.net" domain;  primary sponsor and operator this web and its sub webs.

James George, CPA
Certified Public Accountant
4014B Mountville Road
Jefferson, Maryland 21755 
Phone (301) 473-4445
FAX (301) 473-4449
"Caring about your business is my business"

Jhoon Rhee Black Belt Academy
3884 Round Tree Road, Unit 2
Jefferson, MD 21755

Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch Top 10 in America!
Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch http://www.jumbos.org
Corn Maze    Free Hay Rides    General Store     Craft Attic     Petting Zoo
Season Sept - Oct.
6521 Holter Road
Middletown, MD 21769

Lawnscape Mowing Service 
P O Box 28, Jefferson 
MD 21755
301-473- LAWN
Don Specht  HP1280@aol.com  

Mar-Lu Nursery & Landscaping
Minutes from Frederick City at
3810 Lander Road 
Jefferson, MD
A full service garden center and landscape contractor

Old Lewis Mill
3205 Poffenberger Road
Jefferson, Md.

RE/MAX All Pro
Sharon and Ted Lapkoff
"The Dynamic Duo" Real Estate Team 
301-695-2996 or 301-432-2244

Sheahan Consulting Services
PO Box 519
Jefferson, MD 21755-0519
Office: (301) 834-9280
Fax: (301) 834-9283

Sunnyside Sculpture Studio
4454 Mountville Road
Frederick, MD  21703

The Little Red Barn Ice Cream Café
4610 Lander Rd. , Jefferson , Maryland 21755
Hand dipped and soft serve ice cream and sandwiches, soups and coffee.
Inside and outside seating--open year round
The Little Red Barn

The Valley Soap Company
Patricia Thompson
3026 Sumantown Road
Middletown, MD 21769

Sponsorship & Free Services

To become a sponsor, add a new site to this host or a link to another related site, call Jim Carpenter at 301-514-1356.  Sponsors can post information on this site.  If you are a Jefferson, Md. resident, we can also list your web site here for free.   Thank you for your interest in Jefferson and Ruritan!




Kathy Anderson Mike
Pogue Mahone Farm 
   horse boarding
Jefferson, Md.


Homer Yost & Carol Dodd
sheep farm and studio/gallery


Jim Carpenter
Citizen of Jefferson with interests in creating a healthy community, peaceful and sustainable planet and building schools in Africa
Sharon and Ted Lapkoff
"The Dynamic Duo" Real Estate Team 
301-695-2996 or 301-432-2244
We bend over backwards

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