Lutherville is a census-designated place in Baltimore County, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 6,504. Prior to 2010 the area was part of the Lutherville-Timonium CDP. Within its borders lies the Lutherville Historic District. Lutherville is located at 39°25′26″N 76°37′3″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 2.1 square miles, all of it land. The town is located north of Baltimore City along York Road, it is bordered on the north by Timonium, on the west by Interstate 83, on the south by Towson, on the east by the Hampton neighborhood. The boundary between Lutherville and Timonium is Ridgely Road. Lutherville is located in the Piedmont region of the United States, lies in the Humid subtropical climate zone, with hot and humid summers leading into winters that are chilly but not extreme by American standards; the average annual snowfall is 25 inches and average annual rainfall is 42 inches. As of the 2010 census, there were 6,504 people and 2,672 households in the CDP.
The racial makeup of the CDP is 85.0% White, 3.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 8.2% Asian, 0.2% Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, 3.3% Hispanic or Latino. Out of the 2,672 households recorded in the 2010 census, 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Major roads in Lutherville include: Dulaney Valley Road, forming part of Lutherville's eastern boundary with Hampton Ridgely Road, forming Lutherville's northern boundary with Timonium Seminary Avenue York Road The Maryland Transit Administration's light rail line serves the community with the Lutherville Light Rail Stop. In addition, bus routes 8 and 9 provide regular service along the York Road corridor, meeting at the Lutherville Light Rail Stop. There is a limited amount of bus service on Bus Route 12 along Dulaney Valley Road to Stella Maris Hospice; the MTA light rail line uses the right-of-way of the old Northern Central Railway. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln travelled through Lutherville on this railroad en route to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to deliver the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.
Less than two years on April 21, 1865, Lincoln's funeral train passed through Lutherville on its way from Washington, D. C. to his final resting place at Springfield, Illinois. The Pennsylvania Railroad operated long-distance passenger trains from Baltimore over the line to Chicago, St. Louis, Buffalo as late as the 1960s; the former PRR Lutherville freight and passenger station on Railroad Avenue is now a private residence. The oldest section of Lutherville dates back to 1852, when it was founded by two Lutheran ministers as a planned community, anchored by a Lutheran seminary and church; the land was part of the vast Hampton Estate of Charles Ridgely, from whom it was purchased in 1851. The two ministers, John Kurtz and John Morris, named the community after the 16th-century German reformer Martin Luther; the Lutherville Female Seminary, as it was called when chartered in 1853, was built near the tracks of the Baltimore & Susquehanna Railroad, a forerunner of the Northern Central Railway. In 1895, the institution was renamed the Maryland College for Women.
Following a devastating fire in 1911, the college was rebuilt and continued in operation until 1952. Its campus is now College Manor; the Lutherville Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Notable structures, in addition to the old college building and the many Victorian homes, include: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, started in 1856 by John Morris; the present stone sanctuary was built in 1898. St. John's Methodist Church, built in 1869. Church of the Holy Comforter, an Episcopal church built in 1888 Oak Grove, the house of Lutherville founder John Morris, built in 1852 on Morris Avenue Octagon house on Kurtz Avenue, built of concrete in 1855 by another Lutheran minister who served as the town's postmaster. All Time Low, pop punk band Raymond Berry, Baltimore Colts Hall of Famer Ryan Boyle, professional lacrosse player Bosley Crowther, film critic Cinder Road, rock band Divine, actor Samuel Durrance, astronaut/physicist Conor Gill, professional lacrosse player Mark Hamilton, Major League Baseball player Billy Hunter, former Major League Baseball shortstop and manager Phil Karn, internet engineer Santa J. Ono, medical scientist, 28th President, University of Cincinnati.
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Catonsville is a census-designated place in Baltimore County, United States. The population was 41,567 at the 2010 census; the community lies to the west of Baltimore along the city's border. Catonsville contains the majority of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, a major public research university with close to 14,000 students. Before European colonists settled in present-day Catonsville, the area was occupied by the Piscataway tribe; these Native Americans had good relations with the first European settlers in the area, but wars and diseases caused their population to decline. The remainder of the tribe’s population dispersed. In the early 1700s, colonists settled in the area, roads were built; the first of these settlements in the present-day Catonsville area was Johnnycake Town, settled in the 1720s. Johnnycake Town was named after the kind of cornbread sold to travelers at the local tavern. Although Johnnycake Town has since disappeared from maps, its main roads and Rolling Road, still exist today.
Rolling Road was used to transport tobacco from plantations south to the Patapsco River on horse-drawn wagons. In 1787, the Ellicott family built a road, called the Frederick Turnpike, to transport goods from their flour mill, Ellicott Mills, to the Baltimore harbor; the turnpike was built just south of. Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence, owned land next to the newly built road, he instructed Richard Caton, to develop the area along the road. He gave his name to the community and called it “Catonville”, although the name was changed to “Catonsville” in the 1830s. For decades, the village remained as a quiet farming community. Businesses sprang up along the Frederick Turnpike to cater to travelers traveling from Ellicott City to the Baltimore harbor. Catonsville served as a layover stop for the travelers, the town grew and developed; the pleasant surroundings attracted wealthy Baltimorean merchants, eager to escape the summer heat, built large Victorian and colonial summer homes there.
Many of these homes still stand today. Starting in 1862, horsecar services connected Catonsville to Baltimore, in 1884, the Catonsville Short Line railroad was built, providing 8 roundtrip trains to Baltimore daily; this allowed people to live in commute to work in Baltimore. Commuter traffic exploded in the 1890s with the construction of electric streetcar lines and fancy housing developments. Catonsville had become one of the first commuter suburbs in the United States. Baltimore had tried to annex Catonsville, their last attempt was in 1918. Homes of all sizes were being constructed until the 1950s when much of land around the Frederick Turnpike had been converted into housing. A new and modern business district opened along the newly built Baltimore National Pike, north, but parallel to the older Frederick Turnpike. Catonsville was made quite famous during the 1968 protest by the "Catonsville Nine", during which draft records were burned by Catholic anti-war activists. In 2002, the Maryland legislature issued a proclamation declaring Catonsville to be "Music City, Maryland", because of the concentration of musical retail stores and educational facilities in the area.
Life Sounds Great is a series of compilation albums highlighting Catonsville musicians. In 2007, Money' magazine ranked Catonsville the 49th best place to live in the United States and the third best in Maryland and Virginia. Catonsville is located at 39°16′26″N 76°44′17″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 14.0 square miles, all of it land. It is centered along Frederick Road the main road from Baltimore leading to points west. Johnnycake Road and Academy Road form the northeastern borders of Catonsville. Catonsville is bordered by Woodlawn to the north, Baltimore to the east, by Arbutus to the southeast, by Ilchester to the southwest, by Ellicott City to the west. In addition to Frederick Road, Interstate 695 services Wilkens Avenue, Edmondson Avenue and the Baltimore National Pike via Exits 12, 14 and 15 with the latter two thoroughfares converging in Baltimore City to the east; the main north-south roads in the area are Ingleside Avenue and Bloomsbury Avenue.
Catonsville is a terminus of the Short Line Railroad Trail. The Maryland Transit Administration provides bus service to the Catonsville area via the Purple CityLink route with service to Downtown Baltimore, LocalLink routes 37 and 77, Express BusLink 150 to Columbia. MARC Train provides commuter train service at the nearby Halethorpe station in Arbutus. Major north-south routes in Catonsville include: Interstate 695 traveling south to north from Glen Burnie to Towson. Interstate 195 traveling east to west from southern Catonsville to BWI Airport. Maryland Route 166 traveling north to south from Frederick Road to Relay. North Rolling Road continues north of Frederick Road to Old Court Road in Randallstown. Major east-west routes in Catonsville include: Interstate 70 traveling east to west from Security Boulevard-Cooks Lane to Frederick. U. S. Route 40 east to west from Baltimore to Ellicott City. Maryland Route 144 traveling east to west from Irvington to Ellicott City. Maryland Route 372 traveling east to west from Southwestern Boulevard to Rolli
Towson is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland. The population was 55,197 as of the 2010 census, it is the second-most populated unincorporated county seat in the United States. The first inhabitants of the future Towson and central Baltimore County region were the Susquehannock people who hunted in the area, their region included all of Baltimore County, though their primary settlement was farther northeast along the Susquehanna River. Towson was settled in 1752 when Pennsylvania brothers and Thomas Towson, began farming an area of Sater's Hill, northeast of the present-day York and Joppa Roads. William's son, opened the Towson Hotel to serve the growing number of farmers bringing their produce and livestock to the port of Baltimore, he built the hotel near the area's main crossroads. The village became known as "Towsontown"; the property in West Towson came from two land grants: 400 acre Gott's Hope in 1719, Gunner's Range in 1706. In 1790, businessman Capt. Charles Ridgely completed the magnificent Hampton Mansion just north of Towsontown, the largest private house in America at the time.
The Ridgelys lived there for six generations, until 1948. It is now open to the public. Dr. Grafton Marsh, a surgeon during the war of 1812, his brother Dr. Josiah Marsh settled their families in a collection of early houses known as Gott's Hope, part of a group along Joppa Road, they consolidated four of the structures into a larger dwelling that they called "Marshmont". The brothers went into business together as medical practitioners. Neither had any heirs but were joined in practice by their nephew, Dr. Grafton Marsh Bosley, who inherited the medical practice, the Marshmont compound, a 140-acre farm; the farm extended west of York Road, south of Joppa Road, north of the Sheppard Pratt Hospital, east of Woodbine Avenut. In 1869, Bosley and his wife Margaret Nicholson built a new home in an area of the property known as "Highlands" or "Highland Park", which they named "Uplands"; the ratification of the second Maryland Constitution of 1851 provided for the jurisdictional separation of the former Baltimore Town, founded in 1729.
Baltimore Town had served as the county seat since 1767, now the City of Baltimore, since its incorporation in 1796–97 by the General Assembly of Maryland. Several tortured sets of negotiations occurred to divide the various assets of the city and the county, such as the downtown courthouse of 1805, the city/county jail of 1801 along the Jones Falls and the almshouse, jointly owned. After a series of elections and referenda, on February 13, 1854, Towson became, by popular vote, the choice of the remaining, now rural, eastern and western portions of the county as the new county seat of Baltimore County; the Baltimore County Courthouse, still in use by 2015, with its various annexes, was designed by the local city architectural firm of Dixon and Dixon. It was completed within a year, constructed of limestone and marble donated by the well-known Ridgely family of nearby Hampton Mansion, on land donated by Towson doctor Grafton Marsh Bosley; the courthouse was subsequently enlarged in 1910 through additional designs for north and south wings by well-known and regarded city architects, Baldwin & Pennington.
Additional expansions in 1926 and 1958 created an H-shaped plan for the courthouse. An additional modernistic Baltimore County Courts Building, with room for the new charter government since 1956 and administration of a county executive and county council, plus administrative and executive departments, was erected in 1970–71 across a plaza to the west of the older historic courthouse; the old Baltimore County Jail was built in 1855, was replaced in the 1980s by a new modern Baltimore County Detention Center, north of the town on Kenilworth Avenue, with an addition constructed in the 2010s. From 1850 to 1874, another notable land owner, Amos Matthews, had a farm of 150 acres that—with the exception of the 17-acre natural parcel where the Kelso Home for Girls, was erected —was wholly developed into the neighborhoods of West Towson, Southland Hills and other subdivisions, beginning in the middle 1920s. During the Civil War, Towson was the scene of two minor engagements. Many local citizens were sympathetic to the Southern Confederate cause, so much so that Ady's Hotel and the current site of the 1920s-era Towson Theatre, flew the Southern flag.
The Union Army found it necessary to overtake the town by force on June 2, 1861. During the raid, the Union Army seized weapons from citizens at Ady's Hotel. A local paper, in jest, refers to the "strongly fortified and impregnable city of Towsontown" and downplays the need for the attack, stating, "the distinguished Straw, with only two hundred and fifty men, has taken a whole city and nearly frightened two old women out of their wits."The second engagement took place around July 12, 1864, between Union and Confederate forces. On July 10, 1864, a 135-man Confederate cavalry detachment attacked the Northern Central Railway to the north in nearby Cockeysville, under orders from Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, of Frederick, Maryland; the First and Second Maryland Cavalry, led by Baltimore County native and pre-war member of the Towson Horse Guards, Maj. Harry W. Gilmor, of Glen Ellen, attacked strategic targets throughout Ba
Lansdowne is a census-designated place in southern Baltimore County, just south of Baltimore city. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 8,409. At the 2000 census and earlier, the area was delineated as part of the Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands CDP. In the late 1800s, the Whitaker Iron Company mined for ore in Lansdowne. Abandoned pits from the mining were filled up by underground springs creating small lakes. Lansdowne was farmland, including the Kessler farm, MacLeod farm and Wades farm; when the railroad came, Lansdowne became known as a B&O town. Most people worked for the B&O; the first station was named Coursey Station. The Coursey Station senior housing center takes its name from this; the two main roads were Hammonds Ferry Road and Hollins Ferry Road, both of which led to the Patapsco River where you could take a ferry across to the other side. Early churches included the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, St. Clements Catholic Church, Lansdowne United Methodist Church, Lansdowne Christian Church and the First Baptist Church.
The Hull Memorial Christian Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. The site of the original wooden school house was on the property, now St. Clements. In the 1950s housing developments sprang up in the Riverview area, new schools were built for these neighborhoods; the Lansdowne Elementary School, Lansdowne Middle School and Lansdowne Senior High were known as the "Golden Education Triangle." In the early 1960s the B&O closed the railroad crossing and Lansdowne Boulevard was constructed, connecting Lansdowne to Washington Boulevard, bridging over the railroad tracks. A tunnel was constructed under the tracks for pedestrian crossing. However, the railroad crossing divided the community into two separate parts; some old railroad cars were erected as a museum and shopping area alongside Hammonds Ferry Road and the railroad tracks. In the 1980s Baltimore County Recreation and Parks opened a large parcel of land for public use. Southwest Area Park is located on the Patapsco River, just below Baltimore Highlands.
A small library was built on Third Avenue. In 1993, the Lansdowne Library was closed due to budget cutbacks; the building is now used as the Police Athletic League Center. In 1989 the Lansdowne/Baltimore Highlands Senior Center was built directly behind the Library building; the library reopened on April 2006 with much support from the Lansdowne Improvement Association. The Lansdowne Improvement Association has been instrumental in much community support and beautification. With a grant from Baltimore Community Foundation they were able to have a gateway sign installed welcoming visitors to the community of Lansdowne as well as Baltimore Highlands and Riverview. On November 5, 2007, Lansdowne Station opened, a business and retail center located on Washington Boulevard, it features a Walmart Supercenter, Office Depot, small retail shops and pizza restaurants as well as an office complex. Lansdowne is located at 39°14′35″N 76°39′30″W, it is bounded to the northeast by the border of Baltimore City, to the northwest by the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, separating the area from Arbutus to the west, to the south by the Patapsco River, which forms the boundary with Anne Arundel County, to the east by the Baltimore–Washington Parkway, separating Lansdowne from Baltimore Highlands to the east.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles, of which 2.3 square miles is land and 0.12 square miles, or 5.30%, is water. Lansdowne Road is a main road; the road starts at Hollins Ferry Road and travels west past Lansdowne High School to Hammonds Ferry Road to Washington Boulevard. The road starts at Halethorpe Farms Road in the Halethorpe area and proceeds east across I-695 crosses the Baltimore line after passing Lansdowne Road/Daisy Avenue to Patapsco Avenue, ending at US-1/Washington Boulevard. Hammonds Ferry Road starts at Andover Road in Linthicum Heights in Anne Arundel County travels north, crossing the county line into Lansdowne and passing under the Baltimore Beltway and the Harbor Tunnel Thruway, it hits Hollins Ferry Road and continues until it reaches Caton Avenue/Patapsco Avenue. As of the census of 2010, there were 8,409 people, 3,057 households, 2,132 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 3,513 people per square mile.
There were 3,255 housing units, at an average density of 1,415.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 67.0% White, 23.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 3.7 some other race, 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.7% of the population. There were 3,057 households, out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.1% were headed by married couples living together, 28.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.3% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, 10.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75, the average family size was 3.21. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.
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Middle River, Maryland
Middle River is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, United States. The population was 25,191 at the 2010 census. A Middle River Train Station first appears on the 1877 G. M. Hopkins & Co Baltimore County Map and by 1898 has modest street grid; the town expanded during the 1930s and 1940s and established the "Aero Acres" housing community which borders the railroad tracks and Martin Blvd. to serve as housing for people working at the Martin Aerospace Company. Middle River is located at 39°20′2″N 76°26′26″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Census Designated Place has a total area of 8.5 square miles, of which 7.7 square miles is land and 0.7 square miles, or 8.63%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 23,958 people, 9,425 households, 6,399 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 3,100.8 people per square mile. There were 10,000 housing units at an average density of 1,294.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.60% White, 13.21% African American, 0.60% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, 1.47% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population. There were 9,425 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.1% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males. Glenmar Elementary School is built across from Middle River Middle School. Victory Villa Elementary School was built in the 1930s to teach the children of the Martin Aerospace Center's employees. Workers are rebuilding it, it is set to be rebuilt around the 2018 year.
Martin Boulevard Elementary School was built in the 1950s and rebuilt on the same property in the 1990s to accommodate the ever-expanding population in the Middle River Community. Middle River Middle School a Junior High School housing 7th, 8th, 9th grades, now conforms to the Maryland shift in grades and houses 6th, 7th, 8th grades. Students feed into Kenwood High School, located on Stemmers Run Road in Essex, MD. Hawthorne and Middlesex Elementary educates children from Pre-K through 5th grade and feeds into Stemmers Run Middle School Martin State Airport Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron
Parkville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,734. Parkville is located at 39°22′59″N 76°33′0″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.2 square miles, all of it land. The northern border of the CDP is Interstate 695 from Loch Raven Boulevard to Putty Hill Avenue; the eastern border is where Putty Hill Avenue becomes Rossville Boulevard, the southern border is the Baltimore City/Baltimore County line from near Glen Road to Loch Raven Boulevard, the western boundary is Loch Raven Boulevard from the city line to I-695. As of the census of 2000, there were 31,118 people, 13,044 households, 8,243 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 7,352.1 people per square mile. There were 13,550 housing units at an average density of 3,201.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 73.64% White, 22.48% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.88% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, 1.39% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population. There were 13,044 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.8% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,410, the median income for a family was $50,421. Males had a median income of $36,728 versus $27,579 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $20,633. About 6.4% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
People in Parkville are zoned for these schools. Halstead Academy Pine Grove Elementary Oakleigh Elementary Villa Cresta Elementary Harford Hills Elementary Carney Elementary Elmwood Elementary Pleasant Plains Elementary Parkville Middle and Center of Technology Pine Grove Middle School Loch Raven Technical Academy Woodhome Elementary/Middle School Parkville High School Loch Raven High School Perry Hall High School Some of the major roads in the Parkville area are: Harford Road Joppa Road Old Harford Road Perring Parkway Putty Hill Avenue Taylor Avenue The Maryland Transit Administration's Bus Route 19 operates along Harford Road between the Carney Park-and-Ride and Downtown Baltimore. An annual Czech and Slovak Heritage Festival is held in Parkville to celebrate the Czech and Slovak heritage of Baltimore. For several years, Parkville was the primary location for the music festival Stanstock, a nonprofit charity that benefits two local charities, the Nicole Van Horn Foundation and the Catch a Lift Fund.
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Butler is an agrarian, unincorporated community in Baltimore County, Maryland. It is bordered to the west by Glyndon, east by Sparks, south by Cockeysville, north by Upperco, it is referred to as "Worthington Valley". For a century it has served as home to many equestrian events including the Grand Nationals and the Hunt Cup; the history of the town is unknown. However, it has served as home to many of the state's oldest and wealthiest families for at least 150 years. Butler serves as home to two historic churches. St. John's Episcopal Church serves as the burial place for many of Maryland's politicians from the late 18th, 19th, early 20th centuries. Black Rock Primitive Baptist Church is the site of the historic "Black Rock Address" which occurred on September 28, 1832; the community of Butler consists of a fire station, liquor store, general store, post office, a bike-and-coffee shop, 5 other smaller shops and businesses. At least two residences raise cattle, many more raise and breed horses. Most of the area's land is preserved and home to historic landmark houses / estates making it one of the most picturesque places in Baltimore County.
It forms a small commercial crossroads in the Western Run-Belfast Road Historic District. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979