RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Ellicott City

Despite nature's best efforts, Ellicott City, which was founded in 1772 as Ellicott Mills, stands today with all the old-country charm of its early days. Preservation is key to the community of Ellicott City, and restoring historic landmarks is something the residents believe in. Indeed, the town itself seems to want to be preserved, having survived three major fires and two major floods. Despite those potential disasters, Ellicott City thrives. New businesses have taken the place of burned-down ones on Main Street, and a railroad bridge at the end of the street is marked with lines that document the floods. Residents of the town, which is the seat of Howard County, have an unusually strong... Show more »
Despite nature's best efforts, Ellicott City, which was founded in 1772 as Ellicott Mills, stands today with all the old-country charm of its early days. Preservation is key to the community of Ellicott City, and restoring historic landmarks is something the residents believe in. Indeed, the town itself seems to want to be preserved, having survived three major fires and two major floods. Despite those potential disasters, Ellicott City thrives. New businesses have taken the place of burned-down ones on Main Street, and a railroad bridge at the end of the street is marked with lines that document the floods. Residents of the town, which is the seat of Howard County, have an unusually strong sense of community for this day and age. Also, the town often plays host to a weekend crowd of antique shoppers who come to peruse the many boutiques of the old town. Aside from the diversity of bars, restaurants and antique shops, Ellicott City offers quite a few buildings that are antiques themselves. Among these are the B&O Railroad Station Museum, the Patapsco Female Institute and just about every building on Main Street, from the pubs to the fire station -- almost all of which are rumored to be haunted. To that end, Ellicott City offers what is purportedly one of the best ghost tours in the state, which runs from April to December every year. « Show less

Top Ellicott City Articles see all

Displaying items 1-5
  • Howard's two fatal police shootings put mental health in focus

    Howard's two fatal police shootings put mental health in focus
    Two Ellicott City residents who Howard County police believe were suffering from mental health issues were killed last week in separate police-involved shootings – incidents that the county's top elected official says reinforces the need for more mental health initiatives.
  • Senior athletes capture gold at state senior olympics meet

    Senior athletes capture gold at state senior olympics meet
    Senior athletes from Harford County captured four gold medals in the Maryland Senior Olympics track and field competition in Baltimore Saturday and Sunday. Neville Hodge of Edgewood won the age-55-59 men's 100-meter dash on the track at the Johns...

    Lederer lives on through Zaching Against Cancer [Commentary]

    Lederer lives on through Zaching Against Cancer [Commentary]
    When Zach Lederer passed away last March at the age of 20 following his courageous battle against brain cancer, many of us felt that, although he was no longer with us, he would be remembered for years to come. That is apparently a reality now that...

    Baseball coaches are filling rosters fast

    Email notices to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. Monday Baseball The 16U Western Howard County Renegades are looking for players, a catcher in particular. This team is fully sponsored, so there are no parent fees. The team participates in...

    Police identify officers who fatally shot Ellicott City man

    Police identify officers who fatally shot Ellicott City man
    Two Howard County police officers who fatally shot an Ellicott City man they said charged at them with a knife last Saturday were identified by the department Tuesday. Howard police also identified the man who was shot. Russel DiAngelo, 25, a four-...