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A well-pronounced link between Catonsville and Howard County [History Matters]

50 Years Ago

Wanted: Links to the past

In an article about a committee soliciting historical information and material, readers are reminded of the link between Catonsville and the Howard County area. Catonsville came to life because of Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence and owner of Doughreagan Manor, near Ellicott City. Carroll also owned land in Baltimore County, acreage which was presented to his favorite daughter, Mary, who married Richard Caton in 1787. The gifted land became Catonsville and lots were divided in 1810. The article goes on to explain what kind of material was...