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Pembook Woods Subdivision in Emmitsburg was among the first Low Impact Development subdivisions in the State of Maryland.
 
Low Impact DevelopmentAward of Excellence "Best Preservation and Use of Natural Environment in Land Development"    Pembrook Woods

National Resource Defense Council
"The Natural Resources Defense Council recognized Buckeye in it's NRDC Reports for our use of "Low-Impact Solutions" in the design and build out of Pembrook Woods.
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The Pembrook Woods Homeowner’s Association website purpose is to promote good communication between the homeowners of the neighborhood and other interested people. Pembrook Woods is located on the west side of Emmitsburg, Maryland. 

Emmitsburg was founded in 1785 and is in Frederick County, Maryland, United States, just south of the Mason-Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania. Emmitsburg's population was 2,290 at the 2000 census. It is the home of Mount St. Mary's University. The National Emergency Training Center, The National Fallen FireFighter's Memorial and Emergency Management Institute are also located in Emmitsburg on the former campus of St. Joseph's College.
 
History
 
Emmitsburg was the site the Union had originally fortified to stop the Confederate invasion of the North in June 1863 during the American Civil War. Half the town was burned to the ground in a mysterious fire on the night of June 23. Folklore has it that 'The Great Fire,' as it was known, was started by a Union sympathizer to prevent advancing Confederates from taking supplies from the town. However fate spared the town a battle between the opposing forces, which instead took place 12 miles north of it in Pennsylvania near the town of Gettysburg. The town was briefly held by the retreating Confederates on July 4.

Geography

Emmitsburg is located at 39°42′17″N 77°19′31″W / 39.70472°N 77.32528°W / 39.70472; -77.32528 (39.704697, -77.325294). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land.

Climate

Emmitsburg is situated in the transition between the humid subtropical climate zone and the humid continental climate zone (Köppen Dfa), with hot, humid summers and moderately cold winters. It is known for being located near the base of Catoctin Mountain.

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