Poolesville was named after its first settler, John Poole, who settled there in 1783.  Located near the Potomac River, this tightly-knit community has retained much of its historic charm.

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C&O Canal, Edwards Ferry

A well-used crossing point on the Potomac between Montgomery and Loundon Counties, in 1863 75,000 southern troops crossed on pontoon…

C&O Canal, Seneca Aqueduct/Riley’s Lockhouse

A scenic aqueduct and lockhouse along the C&O Canal.

John Poole House

The John Poole House (19923 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, Maryland) is the oldest building in Poolesville. The log structure was built…

Poolesville Golf Course

With two scenic lakes and almost 7000 yards of championship golf, this course offers world-class practice facilities, 2-acre practice area…

Seneca Schoolhouse Museum

The Schoolhouse was built in 1865 of Seneca sandstone and operated as a one-room schoolhouse until 1910. A carefully researched…

St. Paul Community Church

The heart of a freed slave community dating to the late 1800s.

White’s Ferry

In operation since 1786, this unique cable ferry crosses the Potomac River every 20 minutes. A popular crossing point for…

Upcoming Events in Town

Honest Tea & Bethesda Green Weeding Extravaganza


Garlic mustard strikes again! Join the Honest Tea-m, in partnership with the Montgomery County Corporate Volunteer Council, Bethesda Green and Montgomery Parks, for a weeding extravaganza to help clear this invasive species. Prizes for the Weed Warriors with the weightiest returns! All are welcome to participate in this free family-friendly event. Supplies, pizza and HONEST® beverages will be provided. Please register to participate at cvc-mc.org/events. Approved event for MCPS SSL hours.

Clarksburg Town Center Community Yard Sale


Clarksburg Town Center 6th Annual Spring Community Yard Sale & Flea Market. Saturday, April 26th, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Dozens of sellers all in one location! It is centralized for easy shopping. This annual event has great bargains on great items! Make this your breakfast stop too! Purchase a dozen or more Krispy Kreme donuts in support of the GotGutz team for the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer. Grab a box or two while you shop! From 270, take exit 18 toward Clarksburg. Turn left on Clarks Crossing Drive. We are located at the second stop sign.

The Big Flea


Love flea markets but feel like you’ve visited them all? Come out and join us in Poolesville and check out our unique vendors, including arts and crafts, accessories, furniture, fresh fruits and vegetables and much more! Admission is Free. Vendor table is $20.