Howard County Map

The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and Governor of Maryland. The only county that does not border another state or water. The first curved stone-arch bridge in America carried the B&O rail line over the Patapsco River near Elkridge.

Built in 1837, the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park was one of the first schools in the country to educate women academically. The B&O Railroad Station Museum features a light show with a 40-foot ong HO scale model. Fort Meade offers the Cryptologic Museum with exhibts on cracking codes and creating them also. The Savage Mill features more than 50 speciality shops, arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles. Next to the mill is the Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge built in 1869. It is one of two iron semi-suspension bridges in the world.

Size: 254 Square Miles
County Seat: Ellicott City
Government Form: Charter since 1968
Population 2000: 247,842
Median income for a household (2000): $74,167
Median income for a family (2000): $85,422

Cities in Harford County

Annapolis Junction (20701) Arbutus (21227) Clarksville (21029)
Columbia Cooksville (21723) Daniels (21043)
Dayton (21036) Elkridge (21227) Ellicott City
Fulton (20759) Glenelg (21737) Glenwood (21738)
Gwynn Oak Highland (20777) Lisbon (21765)
Marrittsville (21104) Poplar Springs (21771) Savage (20763)
Simpsonville (21150) Waterloo (21227) West Friendship (21794)
Woodstock (21104) blank blank

Harford County Resources

Howard County Chamber of Commerce
Howard County Government
Howard County Tourism
Howard County Real Estate
Howard County Community College
Howard County Library
Howard County Public Schools
Howard County General Hospital

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