“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Columbia, Maryland

Clickable Map of Howard County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Howard County, MD (142) Anne Arundel County, MD (440) Baltimore County, MD (301) Carroll County, MD (196) Frederick County, MD (548) Montgomery County, MD (714) Prince George s County, MD (611)  HowardCounty(142) Howard County (142)  AnneArundelCounty(440) Anne Arundel County (440)  BaltimoreCounty(301) Baltimore County (301)  CarrollCounty(196) Carroll County (196)  FrederickCounty(548) Frederick County (548)  MontgomeryCounty(714) Montgomery County (714)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(611) Prince George's County (611)
Ellicott City is the county seat for Howard County
Columbia is in Howard County
      Howard County (142)  
      Anne Arundel County (440)  
      Baltimore County (301)  
      Carroll County (196)  
      Frederick County (548)  
      Montgomery County (714)  
      Prince George's County (611)  
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1Maryland, Howard County, Columbia — Adam the First
The first large land grant in what is now Howard County. Patented October 1, 1687 to Adam Shipley who came to Maryland from England in 1668. This marks a section of the western boundary of the 500 acre grant. A Shipley family cemetery is located . . . Map (db m3182) HM
2Maryland, Howard County, Columbia — Christ Episcopal Church“Old Brick” — 1711 —
Original log chapel of ease, Queen Anne’s Parish, erected on “New Years Gift,” a present from the Proprietary to Edward Dorsey and Charles Carroll. Improved and made Queen Caroline Parish Church, 1728. First rector, James McGill, served . . . Map (db m3183) HM
3Maryland, Howard County, Columbia — James W. Rouse
To James W. Rouse From the residents of Columbia on its 10th anniversary in honor of his visionary genius and dedication that made possible the dream that is ColumbiaMap (db m152265) HM
4Maryland, Howard County, Columbia — Oakland ManorHome of the Howard Dragoons
Oakland was the family home of George R. Gaither, a successful Baltimore merchant who purchased the property in 1838. His son, George R. Gaither, Jr., served as captain of a local militia unit, the Howard Dragoons (mounted infrantrymen). Most of . . . Map (db m5287) HM
5Maryland, Howard County, Columbia — The Granite QuarriesPatuxent Branch Trail
Granite was quarried in the Guilford area beginning in the 1830s and continuing until 1925 - a span of almost a century. As the nearby cities of Baltimore and Washington expanded, there was a need for quality building stone for structures and . . . Map (db m20501) HM
6Maryland, Howard County, Columbia — The Little Patuxent RiverPatuxent Branch Trail
River Facts • The Little Patuxent River begins in Howard County near Alpha Ridge. • It is joined by the Middle Patuxent River near Savage. • It continues south to join the Patuxent River near Crofton in Anne Arundel County. • The total . . . Map (db m20504) HM
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7Maryland, Howard County, Columbia — The Patuxent Branch of the B&O RailroadPatuxent Branch Trail
[picture of steam locomotive] Steam locomotive. A small saddle-tanker locomotive pushed and pulled freight cars around in the quarry, and hauled heavy loads of granite to the main line of the railroad. The saddle-tanker had a water tank that . . . Map (db m20499) HM
8Maryland, Howard County, Columbia — The Pratt Through-Truss BridgePatuxent Branch Trail
History: Railroad expansion in the 19th century required strong, dependable bridges to carry trains over ravines and rivers. Early bridges were built of stone that was sturdy but expensive. Timber bridges often had to be replaced as wood . . . Map (db m20498) HM
9Maryland, Howard County, Columbia — The Town of GuilfordPatuxent Branch Trail
The Town of Guilford History Once, a thriving community prospered here along the banks of the Little Patuxent River. Guilford was a center for milling, quarrying, and cotton=cloth production in the late 18th through the . . . Map (db m19884) HM
10Maryland, Howard County, Columbia — Wilde LakeJune 21, 1967
. . . Map (db m152264) HM
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Feb. 9, 2023