Why Is It Named … ?

What is the history behind the names of popular locations in Baltimore?

Why Is It Named Maryland?

The flag of Maryland

This was cross-posted on Ghosts of DC. Washington, D.C. Received most of its land, about two-thirds, from the state of Maryland when it was formed in the late 18th century. The rest came from Virginia, and was subsequently retroceded back …

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Why Is It Named Bolton Hill?

Bolton Hill row houses

Do you know why it’s called Bolton Hill? Before we did a little research, we sure didn’t. So, here it is. The area around Bolton Hill was originally owned by Baltimore merchant, George Grundy. He named his original estate home …

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