Category archives for: Towns and Cities



Scaggsville is an unincorporated community in Maryland. It is situated near the southeastern tip of Howard County, between Laurel and Fulton.  The town mainly consists of residential and commercial properties. Scaggsville generally falls within zip code 20723, assigned to Laurel, though the town formerly had its own post office.  Scaggsville is sometimes referred to as North Laurel.



John Dorsey was one of the first settlers in what is now Howard County and gave land to his daughter Sarah Dorsey Howard and her husband Henry Howard out in the western part of the county  in 1735. The property was called Howard’s Resolution. On this land, Ephraim Howard, son of Sara and Henry, built a house [...]

West Friendship


Like many small communities in Howard County, West Friendship developed slowly as settlers moved west. As adventurers set out to survey the area, they established land tracts in the 1700s, many before the Revolutionary War.   In the 19th Century, the main road through West Friendship was filled with travelers who rested at mile houses along [...]



Clarksville is the name of an unincorporated community in Howard County and is named for William Clark, a farmer who owned much of the land on which the community now lies.  According to the 2000 U.S. Census Bureau, Clarksville District 5 had a population of 56,239, with median income of $150,272. The estimated average income in 2009 was $195,124, with [...]



Savage is a historic town located in Howard County, Maryland, about 12 miles south of Baltimore and 20 miles north of Washington, D.C. It is situated close to the city of Laurel and Columbia.  The town was named for John Savage, a Philadelphia merchant with interest in a mill on the falls of the Patuxent. In 1822 he and his associates, the Williams brothers, chartered the [...]



Elkridge is a census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland. The population was 22,042 at the 2000 census. Founded early in the 18th century, Elkridge is located at the confluence of three counties, the other two being Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties and is bordered by Catonsville, Linthicum, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, and Ellicott City. Dining and Bars Stained Glass Pub Houlihan’s Daniel’s Restaurant & Bar Katana Grill El [...]

Ellicott City


Ellicott City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The population was 65,834 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Howard County. Founded in 1772, the town features the B&O Railroad Museum Ellicott City Station, built in 1830, [...]


Map Columbia MD-l

Columbia is a planned community consisting of ten self-contained villages, located in Howard County, Maryland. It started with the idea that a city could enhance its residents’ quality of life. Creator and developer James W. Rouse saw the new community in terms of human values, rather than merely economics and engineering. Opened in 1967, Columbia [...]

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