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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

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  • Ellicott City, Columbia featured in Horticultural Society of Maryland annual tour

    Ellicott City, Columbia featured in Horticultural Society of Maryland annual tour
    The focus will be something old, something new on Sunday, June 1, when the Horticultural Society of Maryland hosts its 23rd annual Garden Tour, “From Manor to Modern:  Garden Design in Columbia and Ellicott City.” The tour, which runs from...
  • Turnout a trickle on Howard's first day of early voting

    Turnout a trickle on Howard's first day of early voting
    Candidates and their supporters swarmed the parking lot of Columbia's Florence Bain Senior Center on the first day of early voting for this year's primary elections, but residents coming out to cast a vote came in more of a steady trickle and much less...
  • Howard sees low voter turnout during week of early voting

    Howard sees low voter turnout during week of early voting
    Candidates and their supporters flooded the parking lot of Columbia's Florence Bain Senior Center on the first day of early voting June 12 for this year's primary elections, but people turning out to cast votes came in more of a trickle than a stream....
  • Sun's Howard County endorsements [Editorial]

    Sun's Howard County endorsements [Editorial]
    The Sun makes endorsements for state legislature and County Council in the following races: 9th District The 9th District senate seat is being vacated by Republican Allan Kittleman who is running to be Howard County executive. Current Republican...
  • Summer, fall event registration going fast

    Basketball HYBA is now accepting registration for the Fall Friday Night Basketball Program. The league is played on Fridays in September and October, and is open to boys and girls ages 5-18. To register, visit HYBA.org, or call 410-461-7694. Sports...
  • 'House of the sun' up for auction in Howard

    'House of the sun' up for auction in Howard
    At the front entrance of the house at 11743 Springhaven Court is a stone wall with the word "Haleakala" on it, which in Hawaiian means "house of the sun." The owner of the house in Ellicott City has ties to Hawaii, according to Keller Williams agent Bob...
  • Howard County Summer Theater stages 'Les Miz' [Ellicott City]

    Howard County Summer Theater stages 'Les Miz' [Ellicott City]
    The 290 actors auditioning for 104 coveted roles knew the odds weren't in their favor. But for the rare chance to perform in the iconic "Les Misérables" musical, that until recently only graced professional stages, it was an opportunity of a lifetime. ...
  • Howard Co. opens renovated tennis courts at Centennial Park

    Howard Co. opens renovated tennis courts at Centennial Park
    Howard County's Department of Recreation & Parks unveiled five renovated tennis courts in Centennial Park Tuesday morning, according to a news release. The five courts, located in the Ellicott City park's west area, had drainage issues and were in...
  • It's clear who is best suited to be Maryland's next governor [Letter]

    It's clear who is best suited to be Maryland's next governor [Letter]
    As primary elections approach in Maryland, one begins to research the candidates and their issues; as someone especially aware of environmental issues, I think the choice is clear regarding who would best lead Maryland as its next governor. And I think...
  • Touchdown with 2.6 seconds left gives Baltimore Mariners American Indoor Football championship title

    After having trailed by 18 points with 10 minutes remaining, a last-gasp touchdown by Aaron Yarbough propelled the Baltimore Mariners past the Cape Fear Heroes, 45-44, on Saturday night to win the 2014 American Indoor Football championship in...
  • Navy javelin thrower Stell finishes third in NCAAs

    Colleges Navy javelin thrower Stell finishes third in NCAAs Navy sophomore Jay Stell finished third overall in javelin at the NCAA outdoor track and field championship Saturday in Eugene, Ore. Stell is the fourth Navy men's track and field student-...
  • Carroll Community College's new president eager to face challenges

    Carroll Community College's new president eager to face challenges
    Over the past 15 years, Carroll Community College has seen the campus expand, enrollment grow and program offerings increase under the leadership of Dr. Faye Pappalardo. This summer, Pappalardo will retire and a familiar face on campus will become the...