Laytonsville is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. The population was 277 at the 2000 census. Laytonsville was originally known as Cracklintown. This name originated from the popular cracklin bread, which was baked in the locale. This recipe, essentially a bacon corn bread, also lent the entire area the name of Cracklin District. Laytonsville was incorporated in 1892. The mayor of Laytonsville has been Patrick Smith since 1996.
Laytonsville is located at 39°12′41″N 77°8′24″W / 39.21139°N 77.14°W / 39.21139; -77.14 (39.211256, -77.140134). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land. The town has more of a small town, rural character than nearby Olney, Maryland. There are a number of tracts of farmland on the outskirts, as well as numerous homes on large plots of land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 277 people, 103 households, and 77 families residing in the town. The population density was 282.4 people per square mile (109.1/km²). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 109.1 per square mile (42.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.70% White, 0.86% African American and 1.44% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.81% of the population.