Sandy Spring is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Maryland.
The community was founded by Quakers who arrived in the early 1700s searching for land where they could grow tobacco and corn. They built their meeting house in 1817 near a fresh-water spring which gave its name to the community. A Quaker school, Sandy Spring Friends School, is still located in the area.
The United States Census Bureau combines Sandy Spring with the nearby community of Ashton to form the census-designated place of Ashton-Sandy Spring, and all census data are tabulated for this combined entity.
Web Sites and Links
Sandy Spring MuseumA museum focusing on the history of the town, with photographs and stories from the 1800s. Includes facilities, events, membership information, and history and photos of Sandy Spring and many surrounding towns.
Sandy Spring Museum: Sandy Spring VillageStories and photographs of local history.
Sherwood High School AlumniA searchable database of Sherwood High School Alumni, featuring classmate profiles, reunion announcements, news, message boards and alumni chat rooms.