Local History

What is “Sandy Spring?”

Historically, Sandy Spring is both a village and a 100-square mile neighborhood encompassing many villages. The Sandy Spring neighborhood is thought of as a six-mile radius stemming from the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House as a family traveling in a horse-powered buggy could travel about six miles to attend meetings and get home safely before dark.

The Sandy Spring Villages

  • Sandy Spring
  • Ashton
  • Brighton
  • Brookeville
  • Cloverly
  • Brinklow/Cincinnati
  • Ednor/Norwood
  • Laytonsville/Mt. Zion
  • Norbeck/Oakdale
  • Olney/Davis
  • Triadelphia
  • Spencerville/Brown’s Corner
  • Unity/Sunshine