Beginning with its settlement in the late 1700s, Frederick, Maryland has a long and colorful history. Its largest single employer is the U.S. Army's Fort Detrick. Since 1969, Fort Detrick has been home to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the nation's bio-defense agency, and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. The second largest employer in Frederick, BP Solar, has been involved in solar energy since 1973 and operates one of the largest solar panel factories in the nation. Enjoy our free Wi-Fi in all locations! We will see you in Fredrick, MD!