"West of Baltimore" Top 5 Page for this destination Ellicott City by grandmaR
Ellicott City Travel Guide: 47 reviews and 68 photos
Ellicott Mills was originally settled by three Quaker brothers named Ellicott from PA who came to this area and established a grist mill on the Patapsco River in 1772. The community is built on seven hills in the tradition of ancient Rome. They are named Capitoline, Rock , Strawberry, Patapsco, Mulligan, Dutch, and Quaker Hill. In 1830, the B&O Railroad built a train station on land donated by the Ellicotts.
In 1867, the town was chartered and changed the name to Ellicott City. The Howard County government declared Ellicott City a Historic District in 1974. There is a very short walking tour of the town.
I've been to Ellicott City a couple of times, but generally I try to avoid going into the historic part of town as it is a bottleneck. Route 40 and then I-70 bypass Ellicott City.
But in the spring of 2002, my daughter moved back to Maryland from her job exchange in England and bought a house in Ellicott City - not in the Historic District of course, but out in the suburbs.
I never paid much attention to Ellicott City before my daughter moved there. I must confess I still don't go many places... more travel advice
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