Urbana History Sample

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History and Demography The town of Urbana, historically known for being the location of the clash between union and confederate troops during the civil war, has grown to become a diverse community with ever more growing numbers. The town is located four miles north of Montgomery County and has become an addition to Frederick, MD. Urbana is nestled in the Monocacy river valley, near Sugarloaf Mountain and surrounded by historic landmarks such as the Monocacy Battlefield Park; the beautiful setting is one of the many perks of Urbana. The more recent developments, such as, the villages of Urbana and the Urbana Highlands, have sort of outshined the original community of Urbana. The building of these developments has substantially enlarged the…show more content…
The city is saturated with several different, useful, resources; one of which includes religious centers. The kinds of resources available to the community include, but are not limited to: general health information and resources, housing assistance, Maryland energy assistance, volunteer lawyer services, prescription discount program. The list goes on and on. The city of Frederick strives to meet the needs of those who are seeking assistance with health, medical/prescription, mental health, energy and fuel, family services, housing/shelter, and other…show more content…
A town such as this one is hard to find. Though Mrs. Tau has already established a bond with the community in her old neighborhood, hopefully being around a new group of friendly, caring and supportive neighbors, will make her feel comfortable enough to want to build new ties. Uprooting a family and moving them to a whole new area can be difficult, especially on children. Which is why, being an active member in a community is so important; it helps create a sense of stability. A theory that supports this idea, of one’s environment influencing the dynamics of a family, is the family ecological theory. The premise of this theory is rooted in human ecology; it is based on the idea that “change and growth occur through experiences with outside systems”. Mrs. Tau joining the PTA and her grandchildren spending time at the YMCA in downtown Frederick or taking part of a book club held at the public library, will allow them to build relationships with others in the area, therefore creating a sense of community for them, yet
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