Emmitsburg was founded in 1785 and is in Frederick County, Maryland, United States, just south of the Mason-Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania.
Emmitsburg's population was 2,290 at the 2000 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, The National Fallen FireFighter's 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 James E. "Jim" Hoover. The current commissioners are Glenn Blanchard, Pat Joy, Tim O'Donnell, Chris Staiger and Cliff Sweeney.