National Register Listings in
Baltimore County, Maryland

Aigburth Vale Alcott, Louisa May, School American Brewery American Ice Company American Ice Company Baltimore Plant No. 2 Anneslie Historic District Arcadia-Beverly Hills Historic District Auburn House Auchentoroly Terrace Historic District Bachrach, David, House Bagby Furniture Company Building Ballestone Mansion BALTIMORE (tug) Baltimore and Ohio Locust Point Grain Terminal Elevator Baltimore and Ohio Transportation Museum and Mount Clare Station Baltimore City College Baltimore City College Baltimore City Hall Baltimore City Passenger Railway Power House and Car Barn Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Baltimore County Courthouse Baltimore County Jail Baltimore County School No. 7 Baltimore East/South Clifton Park Historic District Baltimore Equitable Society Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Building Baltimore General Dispensary Baltimore Grand Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Synagogue Baltimore National Cemetery BANCROFT (motor vessel) Bankard-Gunther Mansion Bare Hills Historic District Bare Hills House Barre Circle Historic District Battle Monument Bellona-Gittings Historic District Belvedere Hotel Benson Building Berea-Biddle Street Historic District Bohemian National Cemetery Bolton Hill Historic District Brewers Exchange Brewers Hill Historic District Brick Hill Brooklandville House Brooklandwood Brown's Arcade Brown, Alex, Building Building at 239 North Gay Street Building at 409 West Baltimore Street Building at 419 West Baltimore Street Building at 423 West Baltimore Street Buildings at 10, 12, 14, and 16 East Chase Street Buildings at 1601-1830 St. Paul Street and 12-20 E. Lafayette Street Business and Government Historic District Butchers Hill Historic District Canton Historic District Canton House Carroll Mansion Carrollton Viaduct Cathedral Hill Historic District Catonsville Historic District, Old Caves Valley Historic District Cecil Apartments Cedar Grove Cedarcroft Historic District Central Catonsville and Summit Park Historic District Chamber of Commerce Building Charlcote House Charles Village-Abell Historic District CHESAPEAKE (lightship) Chizuk Amuno Synagogue Choate House Clifton Park Clifton Park Valve House Clifton School Cloisters, The Coca-Cola Baltimore Branch Factory Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Baltimore Building Coldstream Homestead Montebello Historic District Coleman, Robert W., School College of Medicine of Maryland Commercial Credit Company Building Continental Trust Company Building Corbett Historic District Craighill Channel Lower Range Front Light Station Craighill Channel Lower Range Rear Light Station Cummins Memorial Church Cut-Off Channel Range Front Light Station Cut-off Channel Range Rear Light Station Cylburn House and Park District Davidge Hall, University of Maryland Day Village Historic District Dickeyville Historic District Dorguth Memorial United Methodist Church Douglass Place Douglass, Frederick, High School Druid Hill Park Historic District Dumbarton Historic District Dundalk Historic District Dundalk-Liberty-Cornwall Gardens Eagle's Nest East Baltimore Historic District, Old East Monument Historic District Eastern Female High School Eastern High School Edmondson Avenue Historic District Ednor Gardens Historic District Ellicott's Mills Historic District Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower Engine House No. 6 Engine House No. 8 Equitable Gas Works Erlanger Buildings Eutaw-Madison Apartment House Historic District Evergreen House Evergreen on the Falls Faust Brothers Building Federal Hill Historic District Federal Hill South Historic District Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch Fells Point Historic District Fells Point Historic District (Boundary Increase) Fifth Regiment Armory First Church of Christ, Scientist First Presbyterian Church and Manse First Unitarian Church Flag House Fort Carroll Fort Garrison Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Frank, L., & Son Building Franklin Square Historic District Franklin Street Presbyterian Church and Parsonage Franklintown Historic District Friends Burial Ground Gallagher Mansion and Outbuilding Gandy Belting Company Building Garrett Building Gay Street Historic District Glencoe Glyndon Historic District Gompers School Goucher College Goucher College Historic District, Old (Boundary Increase) Grace-Hampden Methodist Episcopal Church Granite Historic District Greater Homeland Historic District Green Mount Cemetery Green Spring Valley Historic District Grief, L. and Bro., Inc. Manufactory Guilford Historic District Gunther Brewing Company Half-Way House Half-Way House (Boundary Increase) Hampden Historic District Hampton National Historic Site Hebrew Orphan Asylum Heiser, Rosenfeld, and Strauss Buildings Hendler Creamery Highfield House Hill House Hilton Hippodrome Theatre Hochschild, Kohn Belvedere and Hess Shoes Hollins-Roundhouse Historic District Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church Home of the Friendless Homewood Hooper, James E., House Hotel Kernan House at 9 North Front Street Howard Park P.S. 218 Howard Street Tunnel Hull Memorial Christian Church Hutzler Brothers Palace Building Industrial Building Jericho Covered Bridge Jericho Farm Johns Hopkins Hospital Complex Johnston Building Kernan, James Lawrence, Hospital Knipp, George, & Brother Building Krug Iron Works Lake Drive Apartments Lake Roland Historic District Lake-Evesham Historic District Lauraville Historic District Leadenhall Street Baptist Church Lime Kiln Bottom Lion Brothers Company Building Little Montgomery Street Historic District Lloyd Street Synagogue Locust Point Historic District Loft Historic District North Loft Historic District South Lombard Street Bridge Londontown Manufacturing Company, Inc. Long Green Valley Historic District Long Island Farm Lord Baltimore Hotel Lorraine Park Cemetery Gate Lodge Loudon Park National Cemetery Lovely Lane Methodist Church Lutherville Historic District Lyric Theatre Madison Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church Market Center Maryland White Lead Works Mayfield Historic District McCollum, Elmer V., House McDonogh Place Historic District McKim's School Meadows, The Mencken, H. L., House Mercantile Deposit and Trust Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company Mettam Memorial Baptist Church Miller, H.F. Miller & Son Tin Box and Can Manufacturing Plant Montgomery Ward Warehouse and Retail Store Montrose Mansion and Chapel Morgan Park Historic District Morgan State University Memorial Chapel Mother Seton House Mount Auburn Cemetery Mount Clare Mount de Sales Academy Mount Royal Station Mount Vernon Mill No. 1 Mount Vernon Place Historic District Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church and Asbury House Mount Washington Mill Mount Washington Mill Historic District (Boundary Increase) Mt. Gilboa Chapel My Lady's Manor National Brewing Company National Enameling and Stamping Company NOBSKA (steamship) North Central Historic District Northern District Police Station Northwood Historic District Null House Oak Street Garage Oakenshawe Historic District Odd Fellows Hall Oella Historic District Old Catonsville High School Old Goucher College Buildings Old Hamilton Library Old Pine Street Station Old Roman Catholic Cathedral Old Salem Church and Cemetery Old Town Friends' Meetinghouse Old Town Savings Bank One Charles Center Orchard Street United Methodist Church Otterbein Church Owings Upper Mill Paca Street Firehouse Park Circle Historic District Parker Metal Decoration Company Plant Parkton Hotel Pascault Row Patterson Park-Highlandtown Historic District Patterson Viaduct Ruins Peale's Baltimore Museum Pennsylvania Station Perkins Square Gazebo Perry Hall Pigtown Historic District Pikesville Armory Plinlimmon Farm Poe, Edgar Allan, House Polish Home Hall Poole and Hunt Company Buildings Poppleton Fire Station Pratt Street Power Plant President Street Station Proctor and Gamble Baltimore Plant Prospect Hill Public School No. 109 Public School No. 111 Public School No. 25 Public School No. 37 Public School No. 99 Radnor-Winston Historic District Ravenshurst Reisterstown Historic District Remington Historic District Remsen, Ira, House Reservoir Hill Historic District Ridgely's Delight Historic District Rieman Block Riverside Historic District (Additional Documentation) Riviera Apartments Rockland Rockland Historic District Rodgers Forge Historic District Roland Park Historic District Rombro Building Rowhouses at 303-327 East North Avenue Rowland, Henry August, House Ruscombe Samester Parkway Apartments Sanitary Laundry Company Building School No. 27 (Commodore John Rodgers Elementary School) Schuler, Hans, Studio and Residence Schwartze Mansion Sellers Mansion Senator Theatre Seton Hill Historic District Seven-Foot Knoll Lighthouse Shaarei Tfiloh Synagogue Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church and Community House Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital and Gatehouse Shot Tower Sonneborn Building South Central Avenue Historic District Southern District Police Station SS JOHN W. BROWN (Liberty Ship) St. Alphonsus' Church, Rectory, Convent and Halle St. Brigid's School and Convent St. Charles College Historic District St. Charles College Historic District (Boundary Increase) St. Elizabeth of Hungary St. James Church St. James the Less Roman Catholic Church St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church St. John's Church St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church St. Leo's Church St. Luke's Church St. Mary's Episcopal Church/Woodlawn St. Mary's Seminary Chapel St. Michael's Church St. Michael's Church Complex St. Paul's Cemetery St. Paul's Church Rectory St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church St. Peter the Apostle Church and Buildings St. Thomas Church St. Vincent De Paul Roman Catholic Church Standard Oil Building Stewart's Department Store Stieff Silver Company Factory Stone Hall Stone Hill Historic District Stoneleigh Historic District Sudbrook Park Summit Swiss Steam Laundry Building Sydenham Hospital for Communicable Diseases Taylor's Chapel Terminal Warehouse The Wilderness Thomas Viaduct, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Tivoli Todd Farmhouse Towson Academy Turner-White Casket Co. Building Tuscany-Canterbury Historic District Tyrconnell U.S. Custom House U.S. Post Office and Courthouse U.S.S. CONSTELLATION Union Baptist Church Union Square-Hollins Market Historic District United States Parcel Post Station Upper Fells Point Historic District Upton USCGC TANEY (WHEC-37) USS TORSK (submarine) Villa Anneslie Walters Bath No. 2 Waverly Main Street Historic District Weiskittel-Roehle Burial Vault Welch, William H., House West Baltimore Historic District, Old Wester Ogle Western Run-Belfast Road Historic District Westminster Presbyterian Church and Cemetery Wilkens-Robins Building Windsor Hills Historic District Winters Lane Historic District Woman's Industrial Exchange Woodberry Historic District Worthington Valley Historic District Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association Building Zion Lutheran Church
Maryland was founded as a Catholic colony: Maryland was founded by the English nobleman George Calvert, also known as Lord Baltimore, in 1632. He envisioned Maryland as a haven for Catholics who faced persecution in England at the time. The colony's first settlement, St. Mary's City, was established in 1634.
Baltimore County, Maryland has a rich history that dates back to the early 17th century. It was established in 1659 as one of the original counties in the colony of Maryland. The area was initially settled by English colonists, who developed tobacco plantations with the help of enslaved Africans. The county's economy thrived on agricultural production, with farms becoming a predominant feature of the landscape.

During the American Revolutionary War, Baltimore County played a significant role in supporting the war effort. It served as a key transportation hub, with roads connecting the county's towns and villages to Baltimore City and other regions. The county's early industries included flour milling, ironworking, and shipbuilding, which contributed to its growth and prosperity in the 18th and 19th centuries.

In the 19th century, Baltimore County experienced industrialization, driven by the growth of Baltimore City. The construction of railways and the expansion of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad facilitated commerce and trade in the county. This period also saw the development of mill towns such as Catonsville and Dundalk, attracting a diverse workforce. The county was also home to notable historical figures like Frederick Douglass, who was born and enslaved in Talbot County.

In the 20th century, Baltimore County continued to grow and diversify its economy. The county experienced suburbanization as residents sought more space outside of the city, leading to the growth of residential communities and the establishment of suburban shopping centers. Today, Baltimore County is a vibrant and diverse area, known for its charming towns, cultural attractions, and natural landscapes, while preserving its historical heritage.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Baltimore County, Maryland.

  • 1608: Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay and encountered Native American tribes in the Baltimore County area.
  • 1661: Baltimore County was established as one of the original counties in the province of Maryland.
  • 1674: The town of Joppa became the county seat.
  • 1692: The county seat was moved to Baltimore, which was designated as a port of entry.
  • 1729: The part of Baltimore County that is now Harford County was split off.
  • 1768: Baltimore Town was incorporated as a city.
  • 1777: Baltimore County became a part of the new independent state of Maryland.
  • 1851: The Maryland State Fair, now known as the Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society of Baltimore County, was first held in Timonium.
  • 1854: Baltimore County was divided into three new counties - Baltimore County, Carroll County, and Howard County.
  • 1931: Baltimore City and Baltimore County's governance was separated.
  • 1974: The Carroll County portion of Baltimore County was split off to become a separate county.