Howard County, Maryland

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Howard County is a county in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland.wikipedia
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Ellicott City, Maryland

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Its county seat is Ellicott City.
Ellicott City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in, and the county seat of, Howard County, Maryland, United States.

Columbia, Maryland

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The county is home to Columbia, a major planned community of approximately 100,000 founded by developer James Rouse in 1967.
Columbia is a census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States, and is one of the principal cities of the Baltimore metropolitan area and the Washington metropolitan area.

County seat

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Its county seat is Ellicott City.
Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County, is the largest unincorporated county seat in the United States, followed by Towson, the county seat of Baltimore County, Maryland.

Clarksville, Maryland

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Many of the most affluent communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, such as Clarksville, Dayton, Glenelg, Glenwood, and West Friendship, are located along the Route 32 corridor in Howard County.
Clarksville is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland; the second highest-earning county in the United States according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Baltimore metropolitan area

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Howard County is included in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area.

West Friendship, Maryland

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Many of the most affluent communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, such as Clarksville, Dayton, Glenelg, Glenwood, and West Friendship, are located along the Route 32 corridor in Howard County.
West Friendship is a semi-rural unincorporated community in western Howard County, Maryland, United States.

List of highest-income counties in the United States

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With an estimated median household income of $120,194 in 2016, Howard County had the second-highest median household income of any U.S. county in 2016.

Glenelg, Maryland

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Many of the most affluent communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, such as Clarksville, Dayton, Glenelg, Glenwood, and West Friendship, are located along the Route 32 corridor in Howard County.
Glenelg is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland, United States.

Jessup, Maryland

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In 2010, the center of population of Maryland was located in the Howard County town of Jessup.
Jessup is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Howard and Anne Arundel counties, Maryland, United States.

John Eager Howard

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The name of the county honors Colonel John Eager Howard, an officer in the "Maryland Line" of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War, commander notably at the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina in 1781, among others.
Howard County, Maryland, is named for him, along with Eager Street and Howard Street in Baltimore.

Glenwood, Howard County, Maryland

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Many of the most affluent communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, such as Clarksville, Dayton, Glenelg, Glenwood, and West Friendship, are located along the Route 32 corridor in Howard County.
Glenwood is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland, United States.

Dayton, Maryland

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Many of the most affluent communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, such as Clarksville, Dayton, Glenelg, Glenwood, and West Friendship, are located along the Route 32 corridor in Howard County.
Dayton is an unincorporated community located in Howard County, Maryland, United States.

Maryland Route 32

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Many of the most affluent communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, such as Clarksville, Dayton, Glenelg, Glenwood, and West Friendship, are located along the Route 32 corridor in Howard County.
The freeway passes through Odenton and Fort Meade, the site of Fort George G. Meade and the National Security Agency (NSA), in western Anne Arundel County and along the southern part of Columbia in Howard County.

Richland Farm (Clarksville, Maryland)

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In 1838, Dr. William Watkins of Richland Manor proposed the "Howard District" of Anne Arundel County.
Richland Farm is a historic home and farm complex located at Clarksville, Howard County, Maryland, United States.

Mean center of the United States population

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In 1800, the mean center of U.S. population as calculated by the US Census Bureau was found in what is now Howard County.

Maryland

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Howard County is a county in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland.
The center of population of Maryland is located on the county line between Anne Arundel County and Howard County, in the unincorporated community of Jessup.

Anne Arundel County, Maryland

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In 1838, Dr. William Watkins of Richland Manor proposed the "Howard District" of Anne Arundel County.
On May 22, 1830, the inaugural horse-drawn train of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad travelled the 13 mi of the newly completed track from Mount Clare Station in southwestern Baltimore City to Ellicott Mills, (now Ellicott City), then in the Western or Howard District (now Howard County) of Anne Arundel County.

Washington metropolitan area

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Howard County is included in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area.
The two highest median household income counties in the nation – Loudoun and Fairfax County, Virginia – are components of the MSA (and #3 is Howard County, officially in Baltimore's sphere but strongly connected with Washington's); measured in this way, Alexandria ranks 10th among municipalities in the region – 11th if Howard is included – and 23rd in the entire United States.

Patapsco River

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It is bounded on the north and northeast by the Patapsco River, on the southwest by the Patuxent River, and on the southeast by a land border with Anne Arundel County.
With its South Branch, the Patapsco forms the northern border of Howard County, Maryland.

Paul Griffith Stromberg

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In 1940, local newspaper owner Paul Griffith Stromberg led a five-county commission to study a superhighway between Baltimore and Washington through Howard County.
Paul Griffith ("Pete") Stromberg (March 21, 1892 – November 4, 1952) was the owner since 1940 and editor since 1920 of "The Howard County Times", founded 1840 in Ellicott City, Maryland, the county seat of Howard County, which later grew into a syndicate of local community newspapers known as the "Stromberg Newspapers" in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Prince George's County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City.

Patuxent River

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It is bounded on the north and northeast by the Patapsco River, on the southwest by the Patuxent River, and on the southeast by a land border with Anne Arundel County.
The river source, 115 mi from the Chesapeake, is in the hills of the Maryland Piedmont near the intersection of four counties – Howard, Frederick, Montgomery and Carroll, and only 0.6 mi from Parr's Spring, the source of the south fork of the Patapsco River.

Baltimore County, Maryland

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Previously, (old) Baltimore County was known more as a geographical entity than a political one, with its territorial limits including most of modern northeastern Maryland, which was then the northwestern frontier of the Province and included the present day jurisdictions of Baltimore City, Cecil and Harford Counties, as well as parts of Carroll, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Howard and Kent Counties.In the late 17th and 18th centuries, most of the small population and settlement was in the south along the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers from its beginnings at St. Mary's City in 1634.

James Rouse

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The county is home to Columbia, a major planned community of approximately 100,000 founded by developer James Rouse in 1967.
By the end of the summer of 1963 close to 14000 acre of Howard County farmland had been acquired, and the time was at hand to begin planning what to do with it.

Triadelphia Reservoir

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The Patuxent border includes the Triadelphia and Rocky Gorge reservoirs.
Triadelphia Reservoir is located on the Patuxent River, in Howard County and Montgomery County, Maryland near the town of Brookeville.

Rocky Gorge Reservoir

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The Patuxent border includes the Triadelphia and Rocky Gorge reservoirs.
Rocky Gorge Reservoir is located on the Patuxent River in Howard County, Montgomery County and Prince George's County, Maryland between Laurel and Burtonsville, Maryland.