HomeTownLocator® & HTL, Inc. About Us

Historical Highlights

Matt and Carolyn Smith formed their first Internet company in March 1995. The company produced a series of Internet "TownCenter" Websites for a number of Florida communities and they soon began offering website design and consulting services to other organizations. Early clients included a leading medical diagnostics company, two cruise lines and a division of a major financial organization.

The Smiths formed their current Internet business in April 2002. The new company, HTL, Inc., was started in order to return to their original idea of using the Web to provide geographically localized information.

Main Site, State Gazetteers, Local Weather, Local Hotels

With the launch of the State Gazetteers, the original US Gazetteer located at www.HomeTownLocator.com, now acts as an access point to the 50 State Gazetteers. In aggregate, the State Gazetteers have 4 times the content of our first U.S. Gazetteer. The main site also has an online hotel booking system with real-time rates and room availability.

HTL, Inc. has also created a weather site which provides Local Weather - almost anywhere! - Find current and forecast weather conditions for local, national and international locations including 4,300 airports in 200 countries. Info includes local times for sunrise and sunset.

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Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 1,273 Maryland cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: November 1, 2014.

The information on the 33,352 Maryland Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: December 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps for 1,352 Maryland public schools are updated four times per year. Last Update: October 6, 2014.