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Old 05-15-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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I was thinking of relocating to Fredrick, MD, so I took a drive yesterday with my kids and we liked the city. However, as we drove on the North side of town there was a smell that was so bad the my kid's stomaches started to turn. The smell seemed to carry as I drove back towrds the center of town on the Sout-West part. This was with no wind and I was wondering if the town usually smells this bad and what was the smell from??? If there is wind how far can one smell the stink?

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Old 05-15-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Hagerstown
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Never noticed a smell other than manure spread on the farmers fields, which can last a day or two then goes away. I think it may have just been a freak thing that day.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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a description would help.........
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Frederick MD
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I've noticed fertilizer smells (as Htownterp says, gone in a couple of days), and a distinct odor near water treatment plants. The canal downtown _might_ get a little ripe if the weather's just right (or just wrong), but that, I think, is rare.

I've got more problems with my one set of neighbors who aren't good at cleaning up after their two obnoxious dogs ...
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:05 PM
 
Location: West Seattle, WA
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I was there last Thanksgiving for the day, and just speaking as a daytripper I noticed no odors.
What a marvelous place; I can't wait to come back.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:07 AM
 
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I was thinking of relocating to Fredrick, MD, so I took a drive yesterday with my kids and we liked the city. However, as we drove on the North side of town there was a smell that was so bad the my kid's stomaches started to turn. The smell seemed to carry as I drove back towrds the center of town on the Sout-West part. This was with no wind and I was wondering if the town usually smells this bad and what was the smell from??? If there is wind how far can one smell the stink?

Thanks~
Check the car gas pipe...........
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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This is called Farm living.

As a person who has grown up in Frederick I have never smelled anything either unless you are out near the farms and smelling cow manure.

People get me they want to buy this house that is right down the road from that beautiful farm with the lovely green pastures and dotted with dairy cows.

They buy that house and then waste No time complaining about the smell. and wanting to write and go before the commissioners etc and "change" things LOL

If these smells or any smells bother you than do not live near farms.
It is called Common sense


As far as the writer Yes certain times they fertilize and certain times the smells are stronger and travel further from the farms that surround us

However in all honesty it is never strong smelling unless you travel to Woodsboro or Walkersville or Gas House Pike Linganore etc where the Farms are located.

In all honesty maybe Frederick is not your type place
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Hagerstown
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Good post lilbay. Kind of like the people who move to "Urblanda" in Frederick County, then complain that they are too far from shopping, dining, a blockbuster, pizza delivery, etc. Hello! You moved to the country! I thought they all wanted to get away from MoCo!
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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We have the same thing here in Southern MD.
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Just 7-10 years ago Urbana was just a row of houses and a stop light. There has been a steady influx of low density residential developments along I-270 for the last 30 years, but nothing like the "suburb in a box" that is Urbana. The community looks more like Montgomery County than Frederick County.

Urbana has new middle and high schools, McDonalds, Waffle House, and 7-11. Target and Wallmart in Frederick are about 20 minutes away. Damascus and Germantown would be other shopping options.
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