Emmitsburg is a town in Frederick County, Maryland, United States, just south of the Mason-Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania. Founded in 1785, Emmitsburg is the home of Mount St. Mary's University. The town has two Catholic pilgrimage sites: the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, which is on the campus of Mount St. Mary's, and the Basilica and National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, who was the first native born United States citizen to be canonized as a saint. The Seton Shrine is one of the top eight Catholic pilgrimage destinations in the United States.
The National Emergency Training Center (NETC) campus is in Emmitsburg on the former campus of Saint Joseph College. The campus includes the Emergency Management Institute, the National Fire Academy and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
The population as of the 2010 U.S Census was 2,814.
The current mayor of Emmitsburg is Don Briggs. The current commissioners are Glenn Blanchard, Elizabeth Buckman, Tim O'Donnell, Joseph Ritz III and Cliff Sweeney.
Mount St. Mary's University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $39,200 average out-state tuition; $39,200 average in-state tuition