Jessup, MD is an unincorporated town of about 7,865 people and straddles Anne Arundel and Howard Counties in the Baltimore metropolitan area. It is a convenient commute to Baltimore, Annapolis and other major Maryland cities. Nearby Savage, MD is a historic town in Howard County. It is located about 12 miles south of Baltimore, twenty miles north of Washington, DC, and close to Laurel and Columbia.
JESSUP MD HISTORY
Jessup was a part of a land grant by King Charles I given in 1632 to Charles Calvert, the First Lord Baltimore. This land was dispersed to individuals as payment for coming to settle the new country. Three thousand and fifty acres was patented in 1753 as “Trusty Friend” to Charles Carroll, though the original certificate was in the name of Joseph Walker. Other tracts were given their own distinctive names such as "Thomas and Elizabeth” and another was called “Champion Forest”.
In the mid-1800s the B&O Railroad put a railroad through the area which became known as Jessup’s Cut because of the excavation required to lay the rail on a two-mile stretch through the middle of town. Jonathan Jessup, for whom the town was renamed, was the civil engineer who worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad on the project. In 1863, the name was shortened to Jessup.
Baltimore and Annapolis are convenient for any activity or entertainment you could want, but if you want to stay closer to home in Jessup, there is Guilford Park. Guilford Park has a lake with small docks, walking paths, picnic areas, playgrounds for the kids, a baseball field, as well as basketball and tennis courts.
JESSUP MD HOMES FOR SALE
If you are interested in any of the Jessup MD homes for sale, the area offers many types and styles of homes from which to choose. The family-friendly atmosphere of Jessup offers many community events of interest, local amenities and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.
SAVAGE MD HISTORY
When the textile industry ruled Howard County, Savage was the manufacturing center. The mills harnessed the power of the water falls of the Little and Middle Patuxent Rivers.
The town was named for a Philadelphia merchant, John Savage. Cotton milling started in the 18th century, but flourished in the 19th. Savage partnered with the Williams brothers in the Savage Manufacturing Company which produced sails for ships that sailed out of the Baltimore Harbor and other products. Before the B&O railroad built a spur to the Savage factory, cotton was shipped cheaply and was brought to the mills via mules and oxen teams.
THINGS TO DO IN SAVAGE
Savage, like many other towns in the area, is experiencing growth and development because of its proximity to Baltimore and Washington, DC. Savage offers many entertaining things for families like ball fields, lush parks, playgrounds, picnic areas. There are plenty of restaurants, movies and festivals held in Savage. Sports lovers will love the convenience to major league sporting events in nearby Baltimore and Washington DC. Shoppers will love all the malls and specialty stores. Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy the camping, fishing, and hunting in the area.
SAVAGE MD HOMES FOR SALE
Savage MD homes for sale offer affordable housing. The median price for homes here is in the $166,000 range. Among the real estate options available in Savage are single family homes, condos and townhomes, multi-family units, vacant land, rental properties and commercial real estate.
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